- Mangaka, writer, illustrator, TED Fellow.
Creator of "Secrets of Sorcerers", "Love Pet", and "Legend of the Ztarr".
International Anime and Manga Festival (IMAF) 2004 award "Best Comic for Teens". Featured in Canada's prestigious Applied Arts magazine's 2005 Young Blood article on "new talent commanding our attention". Recipient of the Ontario Arts Council 2007 Northern Arts grant and 2011 $10,000 Northern Arts grant. 2009 TED Fellowship member. TEDYou session speaker at TEDActive'10. Profiled in Nokia Responsiveness Campaign commercial on communicating science through storytelling. Contributor to Skeptic North.com. The Amaz!ng Meeting speaker, TAM9, TAM2012, TAM2013.
- "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic, and we’ll change the world." -Jack Layton
"The only gratification that science denies us is deception" -Ann Druyan
"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."
— J.K. Rowling
"Kids are born curious. They’re always exploring. We spend the first year of their lives teaching them to walk and talk, and the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down."
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Reason over passion." — Pierre Elliott Trudeau
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away." -Philip K. Dick