Simon Fraser University M.A. 1997
Michael has been an innovative educator for 25+ years. He is a co-founder of both SelfDesign Learning Community (2002) and Virtual High Learning Community (1993). He is a passionate advocate and pioneer in the field of holistic, personalized learning and he has worked with, and continues to work with learners of all ages. Michael’s book, ‘Learn Your Way! SelfDesigning the Life You Really Want, Starting Now’ (2011) is a recommended health and career planning text in BC schools. In 2006 he received a Prime Minister’s award from the Canadian federal government. In 2007 Michael launched ‘Surpass’ leadership program for teens which he ran for 10 years. In 2017 Michael began a PhD at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), focusing his research on personalizing learning. Michael has long been a professional writer and journalist, and he is a former geologist. He lives in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada.
- Ph.D. candidate Simon Fraser University, 2017-
- Queens University B.Ed. 1987
- Ryerson University B.A. Journalism 1985
- University of British Columbia B.Sc. Geology, 1981