Professional Preparation

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education 1972 - University of Manitoba
  • Bachelor of Education 1976 - University of Manitoba
  • Master of Education 2000 - University of Victoria

Career in Education (with a foray into marketing!)

38 years in school districts in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Comox Valley, British Columbia:

  • classroom teacher
  • physical education specialist
  • physical and health education consultant
  • vice principal
  • principal
  • physical literacy advisor
  • coach

3 years in Ottawa, Ontario on staff of CAHPERD (now PHE Canada)

  • Director - Quality, Daily Physical Education 

Awards Received

Ian and some of his favourite colleagues, current and past recipients of the CAHPERD / PHE Canada Award of Honour. Photo taken October 2013 at the PHE Canada / MPETA National Conference in Winnipeg.

1986 - Manitoba Physical Education Teachers Association - MPETA AWARD (Teacher of the Year Award) - "For outstanding contributions to the teaching of physical education in Manitoba schools".

2003 - The Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) - The R. Tait McKenzie AWARD OF HONOUR - "In recognition of distinguished service to the profession, and unremitting zeal in promoting its aims and objects".


In Retirement!

  • Volunteering at Crown Isle Golf Resort, Courtenay, BC (2013-present)
  • Volunteering in Comox Valley schools (2013-present)
  • Coaching youth in Black Creek Community Association recreation programs (2014-present)
  • Coaching Climbing Club at Huband Park Elementary School (2016-17)
  • Physical Literacy Mentor for BC elementary school teachers (2017-present)