Shaun grew up in Vancouver, hiking and skiing British Columbia’s Coast Mountains. After graduating from St. George’s School in 2003, he went on to UBC with the intention of studying English Literature. On a whim, he took a class in Ancient Greek, which ignited an ongoing passion for Classical Greek and Roman Literature. Taking advantage of the opportunity to pursue this passion, Shaun double-majored at UBC, in both English Honours and Classics, and completed his undergraduate degree in 2008. After his time at UBC, Shaun won a University Fellowship at UVic, and was awarded an MA in Medieval and Early Modern Literature in 2009. Since 2010, Shaun has been pursuing a PhD in Renaissance English Literature at McGill University, funded by a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Shaun returned to Vancouver in 2014, and has been finishing his dissertation from here. He expects to finish his doctorate in 2015.
While at McGill, Shaun taught upper level literature courses and worked as an academic composition tutor for students in a wide variety of disciplines. Shaun loves the sound of a well-crafted sentence, and believes that learning to write well benefits all aspects of a student’s intellectual life.
When Shaun isn’t teaching or working on his dissertation, he loves to enjoy the Vancouver outdoors, on his bicycle, at the tennis court, or in the mountains. He also loves to read old poems, especially poems by John Donne, and to play with his daughter Penelope.
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