Just read the second paragraph of my Penticton page to find out the relevant facts about grade school. That page will also tell you about later stages of my education, since that city has somehow managed to remain central to it.
I got my B.Sc. in combined honours Geophysics and Astronomy at UBC in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1995. Here's a picture of me at my graduation with my friend Rene Tanaja, who works back at UBC now.
After a terrific summer job at the DRAO, I began my M.Sc. degree at Saint Mary's University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My thesis involved working on numerical simulations of Outflows from Young Stellar Objects. See some pictures of that joyous experience (living in Nova Scotia, not doing numerical simulations).
With my Master's thesis nearly done, I moved back to Penticton for 16 months. See paragraphs 7 and 8 for more detail. Although I wasn't at university, I was still furthering my education. I returned to work at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, including a year with the Space VLBI group. You can see some of my DRAO photos by clicking here.
I moved to Calgary in September of 1999 to start doctoral work with Russ Taylor in the Radio Astronomy Lab. I didn't get back to Halifax to defend my Master's until March of 2000, but I got my coursework out of the way and started defining a project. I did a lot of stuff while a PhD student. It was a great experience. Close to the end I got a nice teaching job...
I taught at Okanagan University College in its last year of existence, from September 2004 to April 2005. It has since been split up into UBC Okanagan and a college.
I returned to Calgary and defended my thesis in late April of 2005. I submitted my final revisions in early May, and convocated in June! The end..?
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