Gibson Clark

2017, Engineering

School & Degree:

University of British Columbia, Engineering

High School/Cegep:

Ecole Ballenas Secondary School

City & Province:

Parksville, British Columbia

Nominated by:

Shannon Confortin

What undergraduate program are you enrolled?




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.