Backgrounder: Something about Me

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Backgrounder:
Something about Me
Once Upon a Time
My Years with
General Motors
Academia Calls
Alberta: 1988-1994
I’se the B’y
Alberta: The Sequel?
Once Upon a Time
• Born Grimsby,
England 1952
• Came to Canada
1954
• Grew up in Oshawa,
Ontario
• Father at GM
• Brother still at GM
My Years with General Motors
• General Motors
Institute
• “Final Offer”
• Out on the Floor:
Manufacturing, Q.C.
• Bean Counter
• On the Road
• Strategic Planning
Academia Calls
• BIA thesis
• MBA research project
• “Any money in this
line of work?”
• The Great Adventure
• Bob House
• Jitendra Singh
• ABD & Away!
Alberta: 1988-1994
• Bob Hinings and
the Big Easy
• Edmonton: the great
Gretzky bait & switch
• UofA
• Strategy & Org
Theory
• Dual Career blues
I’se the B’y
• Memorial University
• The rollin’ of the sea
is beckonin’ to me…
• Since 1994
• Associate Dean of
Graduate Programs &
Research
• Senator
• University PBC
Alberta: The Sequel?
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Healthy lifestyle
Friendliest people
west of Corner
Brook
Family
Vibrant economy
A University and a
Faculty that knows
where it’s going!
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