Glenn Wright (he/him)
P.Eng., B.Sc., M.Sc., J.D.

Structured Team Member

HIGHLIGHTS
– experienced professional engineer, Saskatchewan farmer, and practicing lawyer with an interest in energy policy, project and operations management, and contracts;
– management experience with small and large capital projects, operations management, budgeting, and small business structure;
– dedicated to sustainable development, evidence-based policy change, and activism to lead and accelerate the transition to an economy of efficiency and environmental protection.

EDUCATION
– Juris Doctor, College of Law May 2020: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK., Canada
– Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering May 2001: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK., Canada
– Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction) May 1998: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK., Canada
– 1A Professional Driver Certificate (Trans Industrial Safety Training) 2016

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Wardell Gillis Law Office – Associate Lawyer
Saskatoon, SK, (April 2020 – present)
– Provide legal services related to civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution and negotiation, as well as wills, estates, employment law, and real estate services
– Formerly called to the bar in Saskatchewan May 2021
– Articled under the direction of Bill Wardell from April 2020 – March 2021

Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission – Director
Saskatoon, SK, (January 2020 – present)
– Saskatchewan Barley Representative on the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association Carbon Committee, Western Grains Research Foundation, Canadian Barley Research Council
– Active farmer pursuing minimum input farming practices to reduce risk and emissions intensity of food production

Areva Resources Canada (now Orano Canada) – Mill Manager
McClean Lake Operation, SK, (2012 – 2016)
– Presided over the successful startup and ramp up to full production of the McClean Lake Mill on high grade uranium ore (highest grade uranium mill process plant worldwide)
– Direct leadership and team building (~220 people), safe production culture, and the annual budgeting process (~$65M annually)
– Led environmental performance, regulatory compliance, socially responsible behavior, and cultural sensitivity through building a team of diverse employees

Cameco Corporation Chief Engineer, Process
McArthur River Operation, SK, (2009 – 2012)
– Directed technical services group for the Process department and provided relief coverage for the Process General Foreman
– Developed department administration budget and worked with Process GF to set the capital budget for the Process department
– Drove team accomplishments through clear expectations and positive reinforcement

Areva Resources Canada Inc. (formerly Cogema Resources)
McClean Lake Operation, SK, (2003 – 2009)
– Promoted to many positions of increasing responsibility throughout Maintenance, Engineering, and Mill Operations departments

Self Employed Grain Farmer/Mechanic (2004 – Present)
– Self taught business accounting, tax planning, and production management
– Researched and implemented regenerative agriculture practices including: companion cropping, green manure, cover crops, low input production methods
– Contributor to the National Farmer’s Union policy paper, Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis

Suncorp Valuations Industrial Appraiser
Saskatoon, SK, (2000 – 2001)

University of Saskatchewan Sessional Lecturer
Saskatoon, SK, (1999 – 2000)

RELEVANT SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Sustainable Development and the Environment 2006 – present
– Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) and the Saskatoon Solar Power Cooperative
– Climate Justice Saskatoon (CJS)
– SaskEV (Saskatoon Electric Vehicle Club)
– Saskatchewan Association of Environmental Law (SKAEL)
– Saskatchewan Coalition for Sustainable Development (SCSD)
– National Farmers Union (NFU)
– Participated in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act constitutional reference hearing at SK Court of Appeal (Feb 2019): organized intervention, prepared affidavit for the NFU: https://www.nfu.ca/campaigns/climate-change/greenhouse-gas-act-constitutional-case/
– Completed deep insulation retrofit on our farmhouse, converted to geothermal heat and installed grid tied 7.5kW solar array over the last decade

Character achievements and interests
– Attended COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland as civil society observer qualified by the United Nations to participate in the UNFCCC process November 2021
– Recipient of the Lorrie and David Schoenfeld Award in Environmental Law for academic achievement in Environmental Law May 2019
– Published: Glenn Wright, “Carbon Pricing Reference Hearings: Political Theatre or Constitutional Interpretation?” (2019) Env. Justice: Perspectives from Canadian Students, University of Montreal at 48
– Bicycled across Canada (7300km) July 1998 – Sept 1998
– Cross country skiing – participant in numerous loppets and the Canadian Birkebeiner from 2008 – 2016. Personal best of 55KM in 5:57:53
– Distance Running 2012 – present. Personal best of half marathon in 1:52:17
– Camping, hiking, canoeing, 4H Canada youth leader 2011-2019
– Trumpet player in the Warman Community Concert Band and Diamond Jazz Band 2015-2020; casual member of the Saskatoon College 9 band
– Local food production, raising our own food on the farm combined with subsistence hunting annually
– Electric vehicles, personal transport and energy policy advocacy (owned an EV in rural SK since April 2018; driven 130,000 electric kms thus far avoiding $12,000 of gasoline and reducing emissions by ~16 metric tonnes net)
– Guest speaker at numerous high schools on politics, energy, climate change, sustainable development and the connections with social justice issues (2012 – present)
– Activist and advocate for sustainable development, earth governance, and trusteeship of the global commons

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