After 7 years at the University of Winnipeg, juggling the combined demands of teaching and research, I moved to Whitehorse in 2011 to become an instructor in the School of Science at Yukon College. It was a great opportunity to focus my energy on what really mattered – the students.
While I no longer have an active research program, I still get to experience the thrill of discovery as I create labs for my courses and continue to find ways to bring local issues and materials into the lab. Occasionally I am able to lend a chemical hand to other local researchers. Whether it involves me actually doing chemistry or just providing some chemical knowledge, it’s a fun opportunity to learn something new.
Having grown up in Northwestern Ontario I have a strong appreciation for the wilderness which I am now able to indulge when classes are over. Being this close to so many great choices for camping and hiking is just icing on the cake, and I like cake!
These pages contain information about myself, chemistry courses here at Yukon University, lab visits, science literacy, chemistry outreach, and other related stuff. Please look around and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. Enjoy your visit!