Born in 1988, I was a curious child from an early age. When I was a young boy, and indeed continuing on to this day, my research interests have focused variously on (in no particular order) space travel, computers, Greek and Roman history, Lego, Star Wars, and chemistry. I have lived in several places, all Canadian, including Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Gander, NL; Simcoe, ON; and London, ON. My origin and home, however, is St. John's, NL, a wonderful city on the eastern edge of Canada.
More recently, I have become very interested in photography as an art form, and hope to one day bear proudly the title of "photographer". Some of my work can be found on my photography page, and more completely on my Flickr page. Either page is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari, since most other browsers (including Google Chrome, sadly enough) ignore color management, and will display all my photos with a distinct green tinge.
I was homeschooled throughout the entirety of my grade school years, after which I attended Memorial University of Newfoundland. During the summer of 2008, I worked with Dr. Nathan Jones at the University of Western Ontario, researching the synthesis and reactivity of N-heterocyclic phosphenium cations, an analogue of N-heterocyclic carbenes. Beginning in the summer of 2009 I worked at Memorial as a systems administrator and software developer, making my way through the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics & Statistics, eventually finishing at the end of summer 2011 with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2010, I received a B.Sc. from MUN, with a Joint Major in Chemistry and Computer Science. Currently, I am a medical student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and plan to graduate with an M.D. in the spring of 2015. I am also the National Officer for Information and Technology for the Canadian Federation of Medical Students.