Glen Armstrong recognized for leadership in Three C+ planning


Western Engineering News | May 22, 2018

Each year the Faculty presents the Engineering Award of Recognition to individuals (or teams) who have made an exceptional contribution in the past year to help further the academic, research and innovation, public service and/or administrative missions of the Faculty.

Glen Armstrong, Project Manager, Facilities Development and Engineering at Western University is the recipient of the Engineering Award of Recognition for 2017.

Armstrong was nominated for his significant contributions and leadership in the planning, design and construction of the ThreeC+ Innovation Centre and the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel renovations.

“I can say without hesitation that Glen has been the glue that has kept this project on time and on budget,” said Christina Bobier, Director of Administration, Western Engineering. “His strong leadership, diplomacy and organizational skills strategically brought several stakeholder groups together to problem solve in order to meet all goals and objectives.”

Armstrong was praised by colleagues for his efficiency, calm and approachable leadership style and attention to details – Not to mention his home-made banana bread, which proved to be a hit at team meetings.

“My experience over the past two and a half years reflects the guiding principles behind Three C+,” said Armstrong. “As a focused team of faculty, staff, students and designers, we have connected, collaborated and created what will become a vibrant teaching and learning environment for future engineers.

“For me, it has been a most rewarding experience and I am grateful to have played a small part in this endeavor.”

Armstrong is retiring from Western on April 30, 2018, and it is evident from those he works with that he will be deeply missed.

He will receive the Engineering Award of Recognition at the Western Engineering Faculty and Staff Award Luncheon on June 1.