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Family Background and Youth 1
Growing up in Canada. Father's businesses. Early interest in science. Attraction to chemical engineering.
College Education and Early Career 2
Attending University of British Columbia. Position with Standard Oil of British Columbia. Teaching at University of Alberta. Beginning graduate studies. Summer jobs at Standard Oil, Aluminum Company of Canada.
University of Michigan 5
Taking a leave from the University of Alberta. Influence of work of George Granger Brown and Donald Katz. Doctoral studies.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Conservation Board 6
Invitation to join. Working with Ian McKinnon. Correlative rights.
University of Alberta 9
Becoming dean of the engineering faculty. Expansion of faculty. Establishment of University of Calgary.
After Academia 11
Leaving academic world. Becoming chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Conservation Board. Consulting for Royal Bank of Canada. Focus on petroleum engineering.
Professional Activities 16
Involvement in Chemical Institute of Canada, Association of Professional Engineers, World Petroleum Congress. Serving on board of directors for Texaco Canada, Inc., Stone & Webster, Raylo Chemicals, etc. Involvement in CIDA.
Concluding Thoughts 20
Future of petroleum industry in North America. Publishing a textbook. Wife and daughters.