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Stephanie Thompson
Program Studied
University(s) / College(s) Attended:
University of Waterloo
Other Credentials:
Current Job Title:
Senior Engineering Manager
Current Employer:
General Motors of Canada

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Fun Facts About Me

If your best friend had to describe you in 10 words or less, what would they say?

Enjoys identifying roads not travelled and finding ways to bring women together to tackle barriers

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Canadian Haggis Tossing Champion 2015

What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years?

Raise an emotionally intelligent daughter

Be a role model for culture change

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?

I loved chemistry as I had a wonderful teacher- debated between chemistry or chemical engineer

What are your best memories of your engineering education?

Sharing all the classes with the same group of people - years later our class is still having events and getting together.  This will probably continue well into our senior years.

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?

I design manufacturing processes that build automotive engines. 

What do you love most about your career?

Being challenged, and working on tight timelines with a great group of people

What's next in your career?

Career growth and opportunities in different parts of the world.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?

Don't let anyone tell you you can't do something -- there is a role in society for all different types of thinkers.  Working hard and showing you care about your fellow citizens will bring about a culture change.