Ian is a chemistry and physics teacher at Riverview High School and the co-director of a STEM-Entrepreneurship Summer Camp at the University of New Brunswick. Ian uses Ed Tech to deliberately develop Global Competencies, particularly Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. His students use their learning to do good in the world, often addressing the UN SDG's. He has a particular passion for SDG #4 & #7 around quality education and clean energy. Ian's CurrentGeneration.org students design, 3D print, assemble and distribute solar powered LED lights so that their peers living in light poverty and study and do their chores after sunset. This work was a top 10 in the world for Sustainability, top 100 in the world for Innovation and was mentioned by name from the floor of the UN. Ian won the Canadian Prime Minister's Award for teaching and the Canadian Physicists' Association award for teaching. He is the first Canadian to make the podium at the Microsoft Global Event (now E2), the first Canadian to win the NSTA STEM Educator Award, the first international finalist at the FETC STEM award. Ian is particularly proud to be a Global Teacher Prize top 50 finalist.
School: Riverview High School