The guy driving the tractor up there is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Okanagan University College (soon to be the University of British Columbia - Okanagan). His research and teaching specialties include organic chemistry, natural products biosynthesis, the biochemistry of secondary metabolism, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. On top of it all, he got to drive a 1948 Farmall tractor named "Molly" this Easter.

In the 2004-2005 academic year, Paul is teaching Organic Chemistry I (Chem 212) and Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Chemistry 415) in the fall semester, and Principles of Chemistry II (Chem 121) and Bioorganic Chemistry (Chem 315) in the winter semester (this is all, of course, subject to change by the vagaries and whims of our administration).

When he's not teaching or doing research at OUC, he can be found playing with his 4 year old twins, doing aikido, sailing down at COSA, pickin' on his guitar, or just enjoying the company of his wife (the fabulous Dr. Rebecca Tyson in the Math and Stats Department)


This page is maintained by Paul Shipley.