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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
September 26, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Our Alumni

Computer Science

Michael Stark (BSc, 2005)

Immediately after graduating in 2005, Michael joined Control Fluid Power Inc., a company that manufactures hydraulic power units.  Originally hired to help with the production of those units and perform technical service over the telephone, he took on an R&D project to design a real-time, web accessible, tire pressure monitor to alert the driver any time there is a low-pressure situation and to maintain a running history of the tire pressure. ... more


Computing & Computer Electronics

Kerry Ellis (BSc, 1988)

After completing his HCCE degree at Laurier, Kerry did a Masters in Electrical Engineering at Queen's University focused on communications followed by a PhD. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario specializing in meteor burst communication. Kerry worked as the chief engineer on the international Leonid Storm monitoring project at the Meteor Physics Lab at the University of Western Ontario from 1997 to 2002. In 2002, the Ellis asteroid (number 11980) discovered in 1995-09-17 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak was named after him. Kerry is currently a senior research scientist for Ball Solutions Group in Canberra, Australia.




Michael Gregoire (BSc with Computer Science minor, 1988)

Michael began his career as a programmer for technology service provider EDS. While at EDS, he completed an MBA and began to take on greater responsibility working his way into senior leadership positions with EDS and then PeopleSoft. In 2005, Michael became CEO of Taleo, the largest software-on-demand company in the world focused on talent management solutions – systems that enable organizations of any size to assess, acquire, and manage their workforce. ...more

See also: Michael Gregoire Becomes Taleo’s CEO; is Nominated to Board of Directors