Mechanical engineering alumnus and Indigenous Peoples Initiatives Coordinator Matthew Dunn named to the 2017 CBC Future 40

The College of Engineering is proud to share that Matthew Dunn (BE 2004, MSc 2010) and the college’s Indigenous Peoples Initiatives Coordinator has been named to CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40 list for his work within the science, technology and indigenous communities.

Matt, originally from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, is a proud Dene man who now calls Saskatoon home alongside his wife and two children. He is a professional engineer, athlete, and community leader. His achievements noted within the CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 were:

  1. With a bachelor of science in engineering in 2004, a masters degree in engineering in 2010, Matt has made it his life's mission to encourage and support Indigenous peoples to consider and enter the sciences, specifically engineering.
  2. Chair of Engineers Canada's Equitable Participation in Engineering Committee.
  3. A member of the APEGS Equity & Diversity Committee and Indigenous sub-committee.
  4. He has been instrumental in starting a Canadian Indigenous Advisory Council to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to encourage youth to enter into the sciences and engineering.
  5. Former recipient of the prestigious Indspire Award for science and technology.

The College of Engineering is proud to call Matthew Dunn an alumnus and a member of our staff. His work within his community and connecting science and engineering to the youth of our province has not gone unnoticed as he continues to inspire future engineers to achieve their dream.

Congratulations Matthew on your award of a 2017 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40.

For more information, visit http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatchewan/future-40-2017-sask-winners-4-1.4369480

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