Astronaut candidate's profile
The candidates participating in the astronaut selection process all have unique journeys and outstanding qualities and skills. You can read their remarkable profiles here.
Where were you born?
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Where do you currently live?
Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
- Bachelor's, biological sciences – University of Alberta
- Doctorate, medicine – University of Alberta
- Family medicine residency – University of Calgary
What is your current job?
Wing surgeon, 4 Wing Cold Lake - As the medical director, I oversee the delivery of medical services for the Royal Canadian Air Force airmen and airwomen. I work with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians to ensure patients are fit for their jobs, get the medical attention they require, and recover as quickly as possible. I also advise the Commanders on health care issues and make sure we're prepared to respond to emergencies.
Why do you want to become an astronaut?
I want to be an astronaut because I have a passion to learn and a desire to pursue space endeavours. I am excited about the possibility of advancing Canada's contribution to space exploration, collaborating with clever scientists and engineers, and engaging with all Canadians to learn about our planet and beyond. I think it would be incredible to apply my skills and experiences in a unique and challenging environment.
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