Formal Education

Bachelor of Science Computer Science and Mathematics
University of Toronto, 1984. I entered university as a mature student. I decided to focus on computing as a career and was highly motivated to learn. I took every computer course I could and enough math to complete my degree requirements (earning me a minor in Math). I was so computer focused that only 4 courses from my entire under-graduate program were non-computer or math. I have the dubious distinction of holding a Science degree without taking a single natural science class past high school!

Masters of Science Information Systems
Athabbasca Universtity, 2002-present. I decided to update my education in 2002. I applied to and was accepted to Athabasca University, an accredited university located in Alberta, Canada. I chose Athabasca because they offered a Masters program in Computing that could be done entirely through distance education.

Professional Designations

Information Systems Professional Canadian Information Processing Society, April 1992.
The ISP designation is the professional designation to hold in the practice of computing in Canada. Federally chartered and provincially recognized (in legislation), IPS holders are tested and certified to have the academic and industry experience necessary to hold leading roles in IT. They are also bound to a strict code of conduct and ethics backed by professional peer review.