Introducing ... Andy Foster
What is your name?
What do you do at Memorial?
Associate Dean of Science (Administration and Undergraduate), Dean of Science Office and Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
What is your favourite aspect of your profession?
Working with our undergraduate science students
Why did you choose this career?
It just happened. I liked applied mathematics and student life, so eventually ended up with a PhD. I joined the faculty at Memorial because of the strong program in math modeling, especially applied to biology, and and stayed because of the people.
What other interesting jobs have you held?
Shoe store clerk, express freight loader, hospital janitor. I taught in the Business Faculty at St. Mary's Univeristy before coming to Memorial. All were a lot of fun. Well, not so much the shoe sales ...
What is your favourite food?
What is your all-time favourite movie?
Can't decide between Fargo and Reservoir Dogs. Caution: viewer discretion is advised!
What is one thing you can't live without?
What's your idea of a good time?
Every year I go on a road trip with 10-15 guys, a group of close friends, some I have known since elementary school. The trip is always epic fun and laughter.
Any other quirky facts that we should know about you?
My wife (Dale Foster, Faculty of Business) and I spent a year backpacking in Asia and Africa in the 1980s.