In his comfort zone

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Growing up in Cranbrook, College of the Rockies was a familiar environment for Zyoji Jackson who had attended local judo tournaments at the campus.

After graduating from high school, Zyoji wanted to stay in Cranbrook where his job, family and friends were.

“I was attracted to the availability of doing my first two years of a science degree without having to move far away and pay rent in a big city,” he says.  “I had also heard about the compassionate and patient teachers with solid credentials at the College.”

After completing two years of University Transfer courses at College of the Rockies in 2001, Zyoji completed general studies at Concordia University as well as a Bachelor of Science and teacher certification from the University of Victoria.

Growing up in the Kootenays, Zyoji took full advantage of the outdoor lifestyle in the area.  These days he is an avid surfer and remains passionate about the need to incorporate the outdoors into the lives of children.

“I am currently teaching math and science at a local independent school in Victoria, am the father of two small children and have applied to start a Master’s Degree in Leadership (MEd) at UVic.  My goal is to design and integrate an experiential education program for middle-school students at my school as I see a need to help students find a balance between the electronic world and outdoor learning experiences,” he continues.

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