Summary: Over my career I have worked for a variety of public
Sector organizations across Western and Northern Canada.
These have ranged from central policy and financial
agencies to commercial Crown corporations such as
Manitoba Hydro. I have also taught mathematics to first
year students at the University of Regina.
In some cases I have developed and maintained financial
models or analytical tools on computers. However, mostly
my jobs have not involved much direct use of mathematics.
Rather, my mathematical knowledge has given me a clear
understanding of the tools which could be used to tackle a
problem. This is particularly true at the senior executive
level where I was primarily involved with directing and
overseeing the work of other technical specialists.
While I was Special Assistant to the President of Manitoba Hydro,
I championed a project by our research centre to build specialized
parallel processing hardware and software to model the electric
power system in real time. Based on my mathematical
background, I could appreciate the promise of this approach to a
problem which had previously only been possible on analog