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Ian Wilson

Real-life experience earns leadership appointment for engineering grad

Tramping around in a marsh isn’t something he would recommend for everyone, says Ian Wilson, but it helped him land a dream job.

As part of his research assistantship during his master’s studies in civil engineering, Wilson donned hip waders to survey the Big Creek marsh, which covers more than 700 hectares of southern Essex County.

“It was a foot of muck,” he says. “I got stuck at least a dozen times.”