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Gary Bosgoed

Gary Bosgoed

When Gary was a university student, he had a difficult time with math, but he knew he really wanted “to be a part of building something”.  So he stuck with it, and graduated as an Industrial Systems Engineer.   

Gary started a company in 1992 called BPC, which helped build all kinds of things including roads, bridges, offices, schools, hospitals, shopping malls, arenas, apartments and water systems.

BPC had offices in five provinces. The company worked with many First Nations, and also employed more than 400 Indigenous people. Gary says “When we needed to expand our project teams, the first thing we did was look for First Nations people with the skills we needed.”

His message to students? “Science and engineering lead to very rewarding work which directly help our communities.  What better way is there to put an education to good use?”

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