Selkirk College, Attn: Elizabeth Lund
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I love the Kootenay’s. I grew up here and graduated from Salmo Secondary. I completed a B.Sc. in Chemistry from UVic and a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. I have held Post-Doctoral Fellowships at BC Research developing new drugs to treat heart arrhythmias, and at UBC designing and testing novel drug delivery systems.
In 1996 I swapped my lab bench in Vancouver for a meditation platform in the jungles of Northeast Thailand where I spent 10 years investigating the mind whilst living and training as an ordained Buddhist Nun.
Since 2006 I have dedicated my time to teaching Chemistry, working with the Mir Center for Peace, and reaching out to our local communities through science-related activities and events.
Selkirk College runs deep in the heart of those who work here. Our communities are small and our commitment complete. The personal attention and preparation we provide to our students for entrance to third year university is amazing. Former students request references from us long after they have transferred to larger centers because, as one former student wrote “I feel like you probably know me better than the teachers I had at UBCO, it was a bit less personal there.”
When I am not working you can find me rowing, biking, searching for huckleberries ALL summer, skiing, hiking, swimming, or digging in my garden. People tell me I sling a fine pie, a dandy crumble, and a dilly of a cobbler. My cats might not agree.