I was born in Vancouver, Canada but grew up in the Toronto area. As well as Canadian citizenship I also am a British citizen. Travel is one of my great passions and I have been fortunate to visit approximately forty countries. I love to explore cities on foot to experience culture, particular in the old towns. Education has been an important part of my adult life and evidence of this is that I have attended ten universities. As I have been an educator since 1980, I have used my profession to work in eight different countries so my educational philosophy has been developed through many unique experiences. Beyond travel, I enjoy cycling, watching sports like football, hockey and baseball, many types of music and dining out. I have two wonderful children who live in Canada.