Summary of Anuj's Life

I was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1971. After 15 years of hard work and lots of play in public school, I found myself at the University of New Brunswick. My first few years at U.N.B. were spent fine tuning my pool and other "social" skills at the College Hill Social Club (CHSC)-- regarded by many as the institution within the institution. I was also active in several sports activities and campus organizations.

Despite the various extra-curricular activities, I was able to do extremely well academically. After 5 years at U.N.B., I graduated with the highest cumulative grade point average and came away with 1st class honors in the B.Sc. Computer Science program with a major in Software Systems. I also earned two years of industry level work experience as an employee of IBM Canada Ltd., Bell-Northern Research Ltd., and the N.B. Dept. of Supply and Services through U.N.B.'s C.S. co-op program .

After a brief tour of Europe in the summer of 1994, I decided to do my M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. From September of 1994 until October of 1996 my life centered around the research I was doing with Bill Buxton i.e. increasing media space accessibility and control.

Between October 1996 and January 5, 1997 I decided it was time for a break. As a result, I moved back to Fredericton to enjoy my mother's cooking, play my guitar, and spend some time with my friends. During this time I also started negotiations with companies regarding employment. The result of these negotiations was a 6 month contract as a Research Assistant at Xerox-PARC in California starting on January 6, 1997 and ending on June 30, 1997. Just in time for Canada day!!!!!!!!!