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What if together Industry and Indigenous communities could create a safer, natural, and more effective means to reclamate land?

Joseph Wabegijig has experience doing just that! As Vice-President of the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle (AELC) and the Indigenous Projects Advisor for Hatch, one of the world’s largest Engineering firms, Joseph shares with you his expertise from working on major projects all over the world. Joseph’s knowledge and experience of solving complex environmental and engineering problems, is matched by his passion and ability to strengthen relationships between Aboriginal people, government, and industry.

Joseph Wabegijig is an Indigenous engineer who is revolutionizing the reclamation process for lands by empowering the local communities and indigenous peoples along with industry to find new or old ways to recover lost land from industrial projects.

Joseph’s academic, professional, and volunteer experiences has shaped his passion for empowering Indigenous communities and Industry to realize the potential of collaboration and discovering common goals.

Joseph Wabegijig (Anishnaabek – Wikwemikong Unceded Territory) is the Vice-President of the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle(AELC). AELC is a national Aboriginal non-profit organization composed of professionals, elders, youth, community leaders, and industry partners that generate meaningful dialogue and initiatives to support environmental management. His work is dedicated to strengthening relationships between Aboriginal people, government, and industry while providing solutions to environmental issues.

Joseph is also an Indigenous Projects Advisor for Hatch Ltd, a global multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy that is one of the 100 largest companies in Canada. Joseph also represents Hatch on the Aboriginal Affairs Committee for the Mining Association of Canada, and serves as an Advisor to the Canadian Construction Association for their Indigenous Engagement strategy.

Joseph is a strong believer in giving back to the community, in addition to his volunteer role as Vice-President with the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle, Joseph volunteers his time as a Role Model and mentor with the Technical Youth Career Outreach Project (TYCOP). TYCOP is an initiative of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) that encourages career choice to create future technical capacity vital for First Nations communities.

During his engineering studies, Joseph also volunteered his technical skills for 6 months to Gignul Non-profit Housing Corporation. This important organization provides Ottawa Urban Aboriginals at-risk of losing their housing and the homeless, with shelter, and affordable independent living.

Awards

Joseph’s academic accolades include post-secondary diplomas in Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technician, and Home and Building Automation Technician. Proud recipient of the Ontario Power Generation – John Wesley Beaver Scholarship, and the Hydro One – First Nations, Metis, Inuit Engineering Scholarship.

Joseph Wabegijig is an Indigenous engineer who is revolutionizing the reclamation process for lands by empowering the local communities and indigenous peoples along with industry to find new or old ways to recover lost land from industrial projects.

Joseph’s academic, professional, and volunteer experiences has shaped his passion for empowering Indigenous communities and Industry to realize the potential of collaboration and discovering common goals.

Joseph Wabegijig (Anishnaabek – Wikwemikong Unceded Territory) is the Vice-President of the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle(AELC). AELC is a national Aboriginal non-profit organization composed of professionals, elders, youth, community leaders, and industry partners that generate meaningful dialogue and initiatives to support environmental management. His work is dedicated to strengthening relationships between Aboriginal people, government, and industry while providing solutions to environmental issues.

Joseph is also an Indigenous Projects Advisor for Hatch Ltd, a global multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy that is one of the 100 largest companies in Canada. Joseph also represents Hatch on the Aboriginal Affairs Committee for the Mining Association of Canada, and serves as an Advisor to the Canadian Construction Association for their Indigenous Engagement strategy.

Joseph is a strong believer in giving back to the community, in addition to his volunteer role as Vice-President with the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle, Joseph volunteers his time as a Role Model and mentor with the Technical Youth Career Outreach Project (TYCOP). TYCOP is an initiative of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) that encourages career choice to create future technical capacity vital for First Nations communities.

During his engineering studies, Joseph also volunteered his technical skills for 6 months to Gignul Non-profit Housing Corporation. This important organization provides Ottawa Urban Aboriginals at-risk of losing their housing and the homeless, with shelter, and affordable independent living.

Awards

Joseph’s academic accolades include post-secondary diplomas in Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technician, and Home and Building Automation Technician. Proud recipient of the Ontario Power Generation – John Wesley Beaver Scholarship, and the Hydro One – First Nations, Metis, Inuit Engineering Scholarship.

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