Education: Selwyn House School (1962-1971); B.Sc., McGill University (D. F. R. Gilson, 1971-1976); Ph.D., M.I.T. - NSERC Postgraduate Scholar (A. Davison, FRS, 1977-1981); NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (K. N. Raymond, 1981-83); Postdoc, McMaster University (C. J. L. Lock, 1983-1984). Director, Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Group.
Awards: Fellow, Chemical Institute of Canada (1992). UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship (1992‑1993). Society of Pure and Applied Coordination Chemistry (SPACC) of Japan Award (1996). UBC Faculty of Science Killam Teaching Prize (1998). Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award (1999-2000, 2013, 2020). UBC Faculty of Science Achievement Award for Service (2005). UBC Killam Faculty Research Prize (2006). University of Sydney Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry Lectures 2006. JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Invitation Fellow (2007). Rio Tinto Alcan Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry (2009). Bioinorganic Chemistry Award, Royal Society of Chemistry (2009). Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2010). Davison Lecturer, MIT (2011). Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship (2011-13). University of Canterbury (NZ) Visiting Erskine Fellow (2013). UBC Jacob Biely Research Prize (2013). G. Ronald Brown Lecturer, McGill University (2014).
Honorary Positions: International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC) International Advisory Committee (2001- ). International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC) International Organizing Committee (2007- ). Executive Secretary, International Conferences on Coordination Chemistry (2012- ). Humboldt Ambassador Scientist, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Germany (2015-2021). Cardiff Incoming Visiting Fellow, Cardiff University, Wales (2017-18). Incoming Hood Fellow, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2020).