Peter Robbins

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.

Previously taught:

  • Neglected Geniuses, Forgotten Innovators—Dragons to Dinosaurs: Mary Anning and the Fossils of Lyme Regis   AHCP280
  • Old Rocks, Young Science: Introducing Geology   AHCP226
  • Saturday Forum | All Shook Up: British Columbia’s Earthquakes  
  • The Pacific Ocean and Its Islands (55+)   PLU300
  • The Sciences of Climate Change: Behind the Headlines   AHCP270
  • When Science Goes Wrong: Scientific Mistakes, Self-Deception, Cognitive Bias, Fraud (55+)  PLUS374

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