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Glenn A. Hudson

Glenn Hudson
Nation: 
Peguis First Nation
Degree: 
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Job title: 
Industrial Engineer

Type(s) of Engineering:

Industrial / Manufacturing
Favourite thing: 

"Working with people and solving problems that assist our organization to achieve its targets and goals."

More on Glenn

Glenn Hudson is an Ojibway-Cree from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. In 1997, he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Since then, he has been working as an industrial engineer for Syncrude Canada Ltd.; a crude oil company in the Athabasca oil sands deposit of northeastern Alberta.

Glenn's mother inspired him to pursue a university education when she attended university as a mature student and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Education. In high school, Glenn even thought he would follow his mother into the teaching profession. Later, he decided to become an engineer because of his love for math and science, and because he wanted a job that would allow him to work both indoors and outdoors.

At Syncrude, Glenn is responsible for determining and measuring the productivity and effectiveness of routine and turnaround maintenance work. On his own time, he plays an active role in promoting science and technology to Aboriginal youth in his region. Glenn is also an active board member with the Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society (CASTS). Through CASTS, he gets to travel, meet with students and work with other people who are promoting science and technology to Aboriginal youth across the nation.

When Glenn had a tough time in high school, he always "kept the end in mind." He says that students should always follow their dreams, because "dreaming coupled with hard work, allows you to realize your true potential." He adds, "education will not only make a difference in your own life but the life of others around you will also benefit from your achievements. Knowledge and wisdom are great gifts that can ultimately help you lead a good life and enhance the lives of the people of your community."

 

See also: 

University of Winnipeg Advisory Circle profile (University of Winnipeg)

Glenn Hudson biography (glennhudson.ca)

 

 

 

photo via Winnipeg Free Press

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