Shaun Dowell has a passion for learning and has spent much of his adult life acquiring a variety of skills and training. As a former Canadian Forces member and an avid learner, Shaun has developed skills and training in, electrical systems, small engine repair, wind power and solar power generation, animal medicine, welding and metallurgy, and computer sciences including the development of VR and AR training. Shaun is excited to put these skills to use with The Mars Society of Canada to continue Canada’s long standing contribution to space exploration and human colonization. Shaun moved west from his birthplace of Nova Scotia, Canada to Alberta where he currently works at developing virtual reality programs. He is enthusiastic to be a part of The Mars Society Canada and will be working hard to create a highly skilled team to represent Canada on our planetary neighbor.