Thomas Arcadius Fox
PhD candidate, Geography University of Calgary
BSc Environmental Science
University of Lethbridge
I'm an aspiring geographer, currently working on a PhD. I'd be a better student if I wasn't so often distracted by non-academic pursuits: long-distance cycling, chess, swing dancing, guitar, cooking, snowboarding and yoga. My research interests combine physical and human geography, land use, remote sensing, ecology, climate change and conservation.
Following the completion of my BSc, I spent a year traveling through South Asia, hitchhiking from Istanbul to London, and cycling 2500 km from Winnipeg to Montreal. While traveling I fell in love with the Indian state Kerala, an ideal place for bridging my interests and conducting my MSc research. Following my MSc I spent another year cycling around Italy, former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe - eventually running out of money and working in a small toy shop in Bavaria. I'm now trying to learn German, even though 95% of Germans speak English and in all likelihood I'll never work or live in Germany. It's a good exercise in learning to learn for the joy of it, as opposed to goal-oriented learning.
I'm just starting my PhD, so I'll update my page soon to change the theme from MSc-related stuff to more recent stuff. In the meantime, and if you're interested, you can learn more about Kerala's history and agriculture in my blog.