I attended McGill University (B.Sc., with physics and math majors); attended Queens University and University of Toronto for education degrees.
Membership in the OAPT has been a very influential and important part of my professional life. I have attended and enjoyed every OAPT Conference starting in June, 1980. Through he association I have met people whose friendship I will cherish for the rest of my life.
I enjoy a variety of hobbies and interests, including photography, gardening, birding, reading, live theatre, and, especially, traveling. (I have traveled in more than 100 countries, every one of which has been a unique and wonderful experience.) I have authored and co-authored numerous physics and science textbooks, starting in 1979; these texts are used in several Canadian provinces and some are used in other countries as well.
My wife, Judy, who was a high-school teacher-librarian, has joined me in all of the interests mentioned, and has assisted me in researching material for textbook writing for over 20 years.
Writing textbooks involves a lot of research, and my topics of interest range from all physics topics to the topics of astronomy and weather. My favourite topic is energy, especially its wise use.
I am a member of the AAPT and STAO.