After completing his B.Sc. in geology at UBC, Peter Robbins began teaching in 1978. He completed an M.Ed. at SFU in 1987, and has been a long-time instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
He has worked as a geological assistant in various hard-to-reach parts of B.C. and the Yukon, and he and has written and edited curriculum materials for science and mathematics courses. He has picked up rocks on five continents and several Pacific islands, travelled to Turkey and Mexico to watch total solar eclipses, and traversed part of Hadrian’s Wall.
He has a keen interest in history, astronomy, biology and the earth sciences. His other interests include outdoor photography, kayaking, military re-enactments and wine-making.