Ted J. Jansen
Finnish North American Literature Association
Ted J. Jansen was born in Heerlen, Holland, but moved to Ontario for his growing
up years. He attended Michigan Technological University where he earned a BS in
Mechanical Engineering, and has been employed as an engineer in Ontario and
has taught engineering as an instructor at Ryerson University in Ontario. Jansen is
also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and has published a book
Understanding and Using Autocad, a computer graphics textbook, and another
titled Solar Engineering Technology, both of which are published in the US.
Mr. Jansen is married and lives in Ontario with his wife and two children. His mother
was born in Nunnenlahti, Finland.
“My Finnish Heritage and the Kalevala-A Memoir.” Connecting Souls: Finnish
Voices in North America. Varpu Lindström & Börje Vähämäki, editors. Beaverton,
Ontario, Canada: Aspasia Books, 2000.
Poem in All Hearts Have Feelings, A Poetry Anthology. Beaverton, Ontario,
Canada: Aspasia Books, 2004.