Born in Winnipeg and raised in Dufresne, then Selkirk, Manitoba, I’m a geographer, educator, and now, I guess, writer.
I’m currently a part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Western University, where I have taught GEOG2090: Space Exploration since 2012. The course is an introduction to all things space (basic intro planetary science, space history, space law, and geography jammed into 4 months) and is designed as a starting off point for students entering the ever-diversifying space sector.
During the day I am full time analyst with the Canadian Space Agency, where i focus on the use of satellites for environmental purposes.
eneration Advisory Council, the world’s biggest network of young professionals in the space sector.
Education wise, I won the 1998 Selkirk Junior High French Improve Tournament and then went on to received my bachelors degree from the University of Winnipeg in 2010 with majors in Political Science and Environment Studies. In 2010 I moved to London, Ontario to study the governance of water management across the Canada-U.S. border, for which I earned my Masters in Geography.
For some reason, in 2012, I decided I wanted a PhD. After repeated cycles of terror and joy, I received my PhD from Western University in 2018 for my research on the Governance of Climate Change in Canada. My research focused on how governments and other actors are working together to prepare Canada for the impacts of climate change, su
ch as heatwaves, drought, more frequent storms, and floods.
My current work focuses on the use of satellites to prevent the world from burning. I am also in development of a second book related to space history.