About Me


Dr. Gregory G. Arkos
Office: Building 315, Room 209
Phone: (250) 753-3245 x 2207
Email: gregory.arkos@viu.ca
Web: http://wordpress.viu.ca/arkosg/

As a child, my parents encouraged my intense curiosity about the world.  That inquisitiveness never abated, and it led me to an undergraduate degree in geophysics at the University of Manitoba and a doctorate in space physics at UBC.

While a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Calgary I had the opportunity to teach several undergraduate physics courses, and those positive experiences started off my teaching career.  A sessional position teaching physics, astronomy & mathematics followed at Mount Royal College in Calgary, eventually leading to a full-time faculty position in the Department of Physics, Engineering & Astronomy at Vancouver Island University.  I have greatly enjoyed living and teaching here, and have appreciated the opportunities that a small university like VIU offers to get to know (and help) students as they learn about our world – and the universe beyond!