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Welcome to The Catalysts, The Globe's talent search for creative Canadians

Hannah Sung chats with Globe Life & Arts editor Gabe Gonda about our new Catalyst series.

The Catalysts, in simple terms, is a talent search.

We want you to identify creative Canadians who are involved in extraordinary, innovative pursuits – just under our radar.

Whether it's a young chef in Moncton, an architect in Iqaluit or a songwriter in Toronto, we want to celebrate them and tell their stories. Click here for nomination form. You can also submit your catalyst nominees through Facebook.

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To help pick the winners, I'm joined by a panel of judges who are extraordinary in their own right: Bonnie Brooks, profiled here; Jeffrey Remedios, founder and chief executive officer of Arts & Crafts records; and David Lee, chef and co-owner of Nota Bene restaurant.

They all stand out in fields that require not only great creativity, but also refined commercial instincts. And they each possess another key quality: great taste.

In the coming weeks, you'll hear the judges' stories in more detail and meet some of the nominees. At the end, we'll choose 10 Catalysts, each one a future Bonnie Brooks, Jeffrey Remedios, or David Lee – all redefining their fields in inspiring ways.

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