R. Don Peel, PGeo

Sustainable Development Practitioner, Researcher, and Educator
I, R. Don Peel, PGeo. Hon. Fellow of Engineers Canada, Fellow of Geoscientist Canada, obtained Exploration Certification (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1969) and a BSc. degree in Geology/Geography (University of Alberta, 1974), which aligned me to a rewarding career as a geoscientist. The majority of the career was in developing policy for a mining sector while employed by the Alberta Government (1979-2005). To include a research component in the policy development role, I completed a Master’s Degree in Earth Sciences (University of Alberta, 2004). The broad issues related to sustainability prompted me to retire in 2005 and focus on researching the concept. This led me to University of Hawaiʻi’s Department Urban and Regional Planning (University of Hawaiʻi 2006-2008). When it became apparent the concept of sustainable development required a new educational paradigm, I shifted to Educational Foundations (University of Hawaiʻi 2009-2014) to obtain a Masters in Education. During this time I became involved with Education/Moonshot Incubator, a project-based learning environment. I am in the process of introducing the education model to educators in Canada with a passionate mission to get a similar model implemented in Canada.