As a graduate of the University of Regina, Mike started his professional life with a BA in Journalism, and soon developed a passion for informal science and astronomy education. For the past 20 years, he’s been working as a science educator and program developer at nature and science facilities in Winnipeg, including his current home – The Manitoba Museum.
Mike brings his sense of humour and easy-going nature with him on expedition (along with many seasick remedies!). Mike enjoys learning about the Arctic and the effects of climate change, but the most rewarding aspect is helping the students make the best of their experiences through journal writing, pod teams, educational workshops, and informal conversations. His experiences with SOI have given Mike a passion for sustainability he didn’t realize he had.
In 2012, Mike was extremely honoured to have been accepted into the College of Fellows for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and has begun an additional passion for communicating knowledge about Canada and its fascinating geography.