John Thomson

Faculty Associate

Grew up in: I grew up in Whitby, ON until Grade 8 when I moved to Port Hope where I have lived since. 

At TCS since: 2019 

Co-curricular: Bigside boys hockey 

What is your life motto? "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein. 

If you could take any famous person to dinner, who would it be? If I could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, I would have Stephen Hawking. As a physics graduate with a particular interest in astrophysics, I would leap at the chance to spend an evening with a modern revolutionary scientists in the field of cosmology.

Where in the world would you most want to re-visit and why? I have spent summers out in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. If I could, I would spend all my time there completing all my bucket list adventures. I believe it is one of the most mesmerizing places in the world. 

What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was younger, I always wanted to be an NHL goalie, as I got older I started to instruct and coach hockey. These experiences made me realize at a young age that I wanted to be a teacher.

What is your favourite way of spending time? If I am not teaching I am probably watching sports or outside in nature, whether that is sports outside, camping, paddling, or even going for a walk.