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davebrownimg_3833caleytaylorcaleytaylor-2David Brown
Current Title: Upper School science teacher
Academic Background: B.A. (Queen’s University), B.PhEd. (Queen’s University), B.Ed. (Queen’s University)
International Teaching Experience: PENTA English camps, Taiwan (2008)
Biography: Reading and exercising are two of my favourite hobbies. I’m a coach for the varsity football and U16 basketball teams. I believe that demonstrating passion as an educator is one of the best methods to excite and entice students to reach their potential.


scottbruce2016img_8919caleytaylorScott Bruce
Current Title: Upper School science teacher
Academic Background: B.A. (Queen’s), B.Sc. (Queen’s), B.Ed. (Ottawa)
Work Experience: I’ve taught high school science since 1998 in Hamilton-Wentworth, Peel, and for two years in Hong Kong (Canadian International School of Hong Kong).
Biography: I started in the science department at UCC in 2007. Before this, among other things, I worked and traveled through Asia; kept bees in Quebec; and lived on a former Leper colony in Brazil. In my spare time I enjoy looking for frogs, salamanders and snakes with my two children in the trails behind our house.


ceciliafarrel2000Cecilia Farrol
Current Title: Upper School physics teacher
Academic Background: Hon. B.Sc. (University of Waterloo), B.Ed. (Queen’s University)
International Teaching Experience: Colegio Karl C. Parrish in Barranquilla, Colombia (1992-1993); Union School in Petionville, Haiti (1995-1996); Escola Graduada de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997-1999)
Biography: I’ve been teaching science and math since 1990 in a number of diverse settings. I’ve worked for the Toronto District and Peel boards and taught in Colombia, Haiti and Brazil. After much teaching and travelling overseas, I decided to settle in Toronto to be close to my family and raise a family of my own. I’ve been at UCC since 2003 and dedicate my time to preparing Foundation Year boys for the rigours of the IB physics curriculum. Outside of the classroom, I devote my time to my two beautiful children, Mabel and Oliver Henry.


premekhamr2266caleytaylorPremek Hamr
Current Title: Upper School environmental systems and biology teacher
Academic Background: B.Sc. in environmental science (Concordia University), M.Sc. in watershed ecosystems (Trent University), Ph.D. in zoology (University of Tasmania, Australia), Post-doctoral fellowship in inland fisheries (University of Tasmania, Australia)
International Teaching Experience: University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia; St. Mary’s School, Hobart, Tasmania.
Biography: I coach varsity soccer and cricket. I’ve conducted freshwater research in Canada, Australia and Europe. I study crayfish and am a senior member of the International Crayfish Society. I enjoy drawing, soccer, bandes desinees and spending time with my family in my spare time. I worked for Environment Canada and taught at Appleby College and Trent University before coming to UCC.


reedjeffrey4copyReed Jeffrey
Current Title: Upper School Head of Science and senior house adviser for Scadding’s
Academic Background: B.Sc. (Royal Military College), B.Ed. (Queen’s University)
Biography: Jet fighter pilot was at the top of my list when considering career paths at the end of high school. I undertook flight crew selection and ran into what was at the time a major disappointment. Still eager to fly, I took lessons during Grade 12 and fondly remember my first solo flight. After graduating from Royal Military College, I spent the next four years in the navy and air force and remember my land survival course where, after days without food, a trapped and skinned raccoon and worm-ridden river fish became welcomed meals. I’ve had great fun for over 10 years at UCC working alongside a terrific group of teachers in the science department, coaching volleyball and guiding the Science Club.


courtneyturner2016img_8642caleytaylorCourtney Turner
Current Title: Upper School chemistry teacher
Academic Background: B. Sc. Honours chemistry (Mount Allison University); M. Sc. in inorganic chemistry (University of British Columbia); B. Ed. (OISE at University of Toronto)
Biography: I am a proud Nova Scotian who has lived on both coasts and while I miss the ocean terribly, I feel at home at UCC. Currently, I teach Standard Level IB Chemistry and help out with several co-curricular activities such as: the Debate Club, Neuroscience Society, Reach for the Top, and our Jack chapter. I love to learn, and quilt in my spare time.


glenvanck2318caleytaylorGlen Vance
Current Title: Upper School chemistry teacher
Academic Background: B.Sc. (University of Waterloo), M.Sc in biochemistry (McMaster University), B.Ed. (OISE/University of Toronto)
Biography: I use my personal time raising my two young children and enjoying outdoor pursuits. I’ve coached in various capacities throughout my career as a parent and school coach, primarily hockey. I worked as a biochemistry research scientist for five years before becoming a teacher. I enjoyed teaching at the university level for many years before deciding to pursue this passion as a career at the high school level.


jamesweekes1876James Weekes
Job: Upper School physics teacher
Academic Background: B.A.Sc in mechanical engineering (University of Toronto), B.Ed. (University of Toronto)
International Teaching Experience: Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (1997); Sir Graham Balfour School, Stafford, Staffordshire, England (2003)
Biography: I collect antique clocks and love Toronto history and exploring Toronto ravines. I advise the Engineering Design Club and have worked with the rowing team since starting at UCC.