My metals and materials engineering bachelor’s degree has taken me to the copper mines of Mexico and Australia as a field engineer before returning to UBC to study for my Master’s degree. As a Master’s degree student I conducted a portion of my research in IJmuiden, The Netherlands at Corus. Through my industrial contacts I was introduced to Prof John Beynon, then at Sheffield University, where I was offered a scholarship to study my PhD. Through coincidence Corus also sponsored my PhD work and for whom I went to work in their research division upon completing my PhD, also in IJmuiden. After about two and a half years I changed jobs and countries, moving to Hydro Aluminium in Bonn, Germany.
To date I am very happy with my educational choices and how my career has developed.