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Hi, my name is Jason Nishiyama. I am currently a teacher working at a school for youth with addiction issues in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am also a sessional instructor in introductory astronomy at the Calgary campus of the University of Lethbridge.

I have a B.A. in political science from the University of Calgary (1993), a B.Ed in secondary education from the University of Alberta (1998) as well as a M.Sc. in Astronomy from the Swinburne University of Technology (2012).

I have also served with the Canadian Forces since 1988 in the Cadet Instructor Cadre branch of the Reserve force. I transferred from the air to sea elements in 2004 and retiring in 2010 at the rank of Lieutenant(Navy).Was the commanding officer of 344 Victoria RCSCC from 2005-2009.

I am also active in amateur astronomy focusing on radio astronomy and planetary nebula. I am also an active model railroader.

In 2000 I was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for my reserve service and in 2005 I was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal for service to the people and province of Alberta.

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