- BSc Hons (geophysics, U of Manitoba)
- PhD (space physics, UBC)
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!