My name is Dan Weaver. I’m a doctoral student (U of T Physics) and drummer living in Toronto. I have an active interest in politics and enjoy spending time outdoors. This site has a few parts to it, reflecting different aspects of my life.
I post some of my favourite photos to my Photography section. Mostly, it is populated by photos taken during my Arctic fieldwork and wilderness camping trips. There are also a few from around Toronto. I also do event photography (details), but I don’t post much of it here because it isn’t as broadly interesting compared to cute animals!
My interest in politics and policy is mostly found on Twitter. But I do occasionally post stuff to the blog here (amongst other interests).
My music section will eventually have stuff related to my drumming, musical interests, and current projects. At the moment it’s a few photos.
I have an extensive background in education – I’ve taught in classrooms, developed curriculum, and managed teams of volunteers for education NGOs. I am also an Ontario-certified teacher, and help teach undergraduate physics courses as part of my Ph.D. program. I’m slowly populating my education page with useful resources and other stuff.
I’ve been conducting research as part of an experimental atmospheric physics group at the University of Toronto since August 2010, starting as a research intern. During my graduate studies, I travelled to a lab near the North Pole, which provides unique opportunities for Arctic science, nature walks, and photography. I’ve also started Arctic science social media accounts, written articles, and given public talks semi-regularly because believe reaching out to the public is an important part of being a scientist.
Being actively outdoors has always been an important part of my life. I enjoy canoeing, biking, hiking, and camping.