Hi, I have been a biology instructor for 19 years. I started at the University of Saskatchewan in 1994 and have been instructing biology at St. Peter's College since 2001. I have been involved with instruction of many biology courses over the years. These include: Biology 107/108 (biology for non-majors), Biology 110 (past introductory biology course, now Biol. 120 & 121), Biology 120, Biology 121, Biology 211 (Genetics, now Biology 226), Biology 253 (Ecology, now Biol. 228), Biology 263 (Population Ecology) and Biology 350 (Honours field course).
I love teaching at St. Peter's College. My philosophy is students should always be the first priority. St. Peter's small class size and sense of community allow this philosophy to be easily fulfilled. In class I try to use everyday examples to keep students interested, and throw in the odd lame joke just to make sure the students are awake. My passion for teaching has also extended into the community college setting, including Cumberland Regional College, Carlton Trail Regional College, NORTEP/NORPAC and Northlands College. Biology is not my only field of interest, I have taught many computer and photography courses.
I grew up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, and after spending a few years in Saskatoon I returned to my roots. My wife, son and I live on a small farm near Pleasantdale and love the peaceful lifestyle of this setting. Plus, all the wildlife and beautiful scenery appeals to me as a biologist and photographer.