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Balsdon, Brian

Brian Balsdon has poured considerable energy into many pursuits, particularly his work in the field of mathematics.
Brian grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, attending K.W. C.&V.S. and later the University of Waterloo. He started his mathematics teaching career at Burnhamthrope C.I. in Etobicoke before transferring to Don Mills C.I. In 1973, Brian moved to Switzerland to teach for two years at the Canadian Junior College in Lausanne. He returned to Don Mills C.I. where he has been both assistant head and head of the mathematics department.
For many years Brian has been involved as a marker for the Canadian Mathematics Competition. He has also coached basketball, swimming and curling teams, as well as leading mathematics, bridge and music appreciation clubs.
Outside of school, music and sports remain Brian’s greatest interests. He enjoys curling, sailing, golf and bridge. He loves jazz and one of his retirement projects will be playing the trumpet.

    Balsdon, Brian
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