Michael Kehler

2018
Schulich Leader

University of Manitoba
Engineering
Program

High School: Calvin Christian Collegiate

Nominated by Lyle Morris

Winnipeg, MB

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
 
"Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise." - Frank Ocean
 
What is a little known fact about you?
 
I want to get a pilots license one day.
 
Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?
 
From the outside, I don't look like a leader. Leadership is not the ability to put yourself at the centre of attention or to captivate groups of people. I played volleyball for ten seasons in high school and I can tell you that leadership is not how most team captains are chosen. Leadership is about knowing your stuff and being able to use your knowledge to help others accomplish a common goal, by teaching and encouraging. It doesn't require a loud personality. I am an introvert and I am proud of it, because I am focused, I am dedicated, and I always educate myself in order to better help my teammates.