Gibson Clark

2017
Schulich Leader

University of British Columbia
Engineering
Program

High School: Ecole Ballenas Secondary School

Nominated by Shannon Confortin

Parksville, BC

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?
 
Engineering
 
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
 
“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it. . . . It is about laying down the groundwork for other’s success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” – Chris Hadfield
 
What is a little known fact about you?
 
I coached a local Special Olympics bowling team for a season, during which I found myself in a student-teaches-teacher scenario: the athletes that I coached taught me more more than it seemed I had taught them!
 
Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?
 
My intrinsic desires and values align with the overarching goals of Mr. Schulich and the Schulich Leader’s Foundation. I am driven to combine my passions for science and technology with my goal of solving global challenges using leading-edge research and innovation. I have been inspired to make a difference in the world around me through STEM; and with determination, I plan to lead others to do the same by utilizing my sincere love of learning and my ability to unite those around me towards common goals—attributes that I wholeheartedly believe make a great Schulich Leader.

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