Brian D. May - About Me

Educational Background

My educational background is in physics (B.Sc. in Physics, Queen's University, 1993) and in physical oceanography (Ph.D. in Oceanography, Dalhousie University, 2000). After completing my PhD, I worked as an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (1999-2005). There, I had a joint appointment at the Large Lakes Observatory and the Department of Physics. I performed research in physical limnology and oceanography and also taught limnology and physics courses. In 2005, I joined the faculty at Okanagan College and have been teaching Math and Physics courses here since then.


I am married with two kids. Here's a shot of the family on a hike to Mt Robson in the summer of 2011.


When I'm not teaching Math and Physics, I spend a great deal of my time doing sporting and outdoor activities. Winter is dominated by cross-country skiing. I race and coach as part of the Larch Hills Nordic Society. Summers are spent running, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking.