Selkirk College, Attn: Robert Macrae
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I have been teaching Applied Microbiology, Environmental Chemistry, Water and Air Pollution Chemistry for the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Technology (IEPT) Program since 1996. I also teach or have taught Environmental Sustainability, Computer Applications II, the last third of Surveying and Field Measurements, IEPT field school and the IEPT field trip.
I was an environmental technology instructor in the Ontario community college system for six years prior to moving to Selkirk College. Before becoming a college instructor, I was employed as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for Griffith MicroScience in Scarborough, Ontario and before that, owned and operated a mushroom farm after working on mushroom farms in various capacities.
My Education and other experience include:
- Taught as a visiting professor in the Environmental Resources Management program at Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, Germany, 2016 – 17
- Write and deliver curriculum for training contracts in surface water, ground water, and air sampling for environmental technicians employed by Teck at their Trail Operations and Red Dog Alaska Mine site,
- Write renewable energy curriculum for Selkirk College and the Province of Alberta,
- Complete a curriculum project to address drinking water issues for the BC Ministry of Advanced Education,
- Deliver a five day renewable energy workshop for First Nations communities in Takla Landing, BC,
- Obtain a grant from the Columbian Basin Trust to co-ordinate an IEPT student project to restore a former landfill,
- Help IEPT students collaborate with local citizens to restore the Cottonwood Creek watershed,
- Participate in applied environmental research with the Lower Trent Conservation Authority,
- Apply successfully for a grant from the Shell Environmental Fund for a site rehabilitation project and for funds from the Ontario Environmental Youth Corps program to create summer jobs for a student to assess the impact of spent lead shot on water quality and waterfowl habitat,
- Graduate from the University of Toronto with an M.Sc. in 1987
- Receive a Rotary Foundation Scholarship and complete a research project at the University of Tokyo, Japan Forest Chemistry laboratory from 1981 - 82.
- Graduate from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc.Agr.in 1980