After 44 years teaching Provincial Chemistry, Biology, and Advanced Placement Chemistry, and with my wife, raising three boys and four grand kids, we decided that it was time for me to retire. The only problem was that I wasn't ready to retire. I was a teacher at heart and I missed the classroom.
Enter ABE. I had not previously heard of the program, but I was immediately intrigued. It soon became evident to me that ABE is more than just a program, for me it was a calling. I have great admiration for the people taking ABE courses and I consider it a privilege to be able to work with them.
I didn't realize that I was a teacher until halfway through my first degree at McGill. It was an easy transition for me, and when I graduated there were several teaching jobs available. I taught for fourteen years in Montreal, six years on Vancouver Island, and twenty-four years on the North Shore. When I retired, I didn't realize how much I would miss the classroom. Capilano University offered me a way back into the classroom. When I first started ABE, I didn't realize how important a program like this is to many people who are trying to improve and better their lives. I consider it a privilege to be able to work with them.