Wesley Finck

2015, Engineering

School & Degree:

University of New Brunswick, Engineering

High School/Cegep:

Pemberton Secondary School

City & Province:

Pemberton, British Columbia

Nominated by:

Heather Quamme

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?




What is your favourite inspirational quote?  


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.  Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.  Be curious.  And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.  It matters that you don’t just give up.”  – Stephen Hawking


What is a little known fact about you?


I love the outdoors and outdoor sports.  In the winter I spend most of my free time skiing on Whistler Blackcomb, as I used to live only 30 minutes away.  Other sports and activities I like to take part in include: biking, swimming, hiking, camping, and so on.  My favourite team sport is football; I love playing and watching it (especially the Seattle Seahawks).   


Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader? 


I think I make a great Schulich leader because of my curiosity and enthusiasm.  I find great joy in understanding concepts, exploring new ideas, and solving problems.  I always try to excel in whatever I do, and, in order to do so, I am ambitious and persistent.  Lastly, my passion for many activities – skiing biking, sports, reading, you name it – keeps me intrigued and open when it comes to new adventures.