Conference on Industry and Resources

Queen's University Engineering


Where Can Engineering Take You?

Connecting motivated and intelligent students with industry leaders. Learn the versatility of your degree.



33 Years and Counting

Founded in 1983, CIRQUE allows Queen's engineering students to explore their options out of graduation.

Network with Industry

Previous speakers include Professor David Wallace of MIT, astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Sleep Country Canada co-founder Steve Gunn.

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our wonderful corporate partners for making CIRQUE a success!



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About


The Conference on Industry and Resource: Queen’s University Engineering (CIRQUE) is a student run conference that was founded in 1983 to show engineers the versatility of their degree, as well as the wide spectrum of job opportunities available to engineering graduates. Each year, CIRQUE connects motivated and intelligent students with industry leaders, who share their insights and experiences on career paths and success after graduation.

Speakers come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, including traditional engineering, business consulting, finance, and academia, but all started as engineering students and have used the skills they gained in their rigorous programs to succeed after graduation. CIRQUE aims to inform engineering student about industry expectations and dynamics to make conference delegates more well-rounded professionals when entering the business world.


2016 Speakers


  • Jack Broodo

    Vice President of Investor Relations for The Dow Chemical Company

    Jack Broodo is the Vice President of Investor Relations for The Dow Chemical Company, and is responsible for facilitating dialogue between Dow’s stockholders and the Company’s executive leadership. He is also a member of the Company’s Finance leadership team.

    Broodo has served in a variety of commercial, business and manufacturing leadership roles throughout his more than 30-year career with the Company. His background includes significant experience across Dow’s olefins and aromatics businesses and in-depth knowledge of the Company’s plans to leverage its low-cost advantage to maximize growth across its global footprint. In 2009, Broodo assumed the senior leadership role for Dow’s business and site operations in Canada – driving results for the Company and maintaining positive relationships across the communities in which Dow operates. In 2013, he took on additional responsibility as director of feedstocks for Dow’s North and Latin America regions, where his leadership was instrumental in enhancing the Company’s position in Latin America. Notably, during this time, he has served as a key member of the team leading the advancement of the Company’s U.S. Gulf Coast investment program.

    Broodo earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.

  • Brad J. Lamb

    Founder of Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc. and Lamb Development Corp.

    Brad J. Lamb has been selling real estate in Toronto since 1988. In 1995 he founded Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc., a boutique brokerage operation specializing in urban condos lofts, and townhomes. Since being licensed, Brad J. Lamb has sold over 25,000 properties for over $8 billion.

    Currently with a staff of eight administrators and eighteen licensed sales representatives, Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc. is the dominant name in the central Toronto real estate marketplace. The company consists of two sales divisions, re-sale and new sale. A few of the over one hundred new projects handled exclusively by Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc. since 1996 are: Toy Factory Lofts, Radio City, Spire, 550 Wellington Condominium and Hotel, and 75 Portland.

    Brad J. Lamb founded Lamb Development Corp. in 2002 as a response to the city’s demand for ethical modern development. His development company has developed almost 3600 units (a value of $1.4B) in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Montreal; projects such as Glas, Zen Lofts, East, 169 John, The King East, McGill Ouest, Worklofts, Flatiron Lofts, Theatre Park, The Brant Park, The Harlowe, and the King Charlotte, and 6th and Tenth (Calgary) along with Ottawa projects Mondrian, The East Market, Gotham, SoBa, and Bronson. The company is developing 500 acres in the Dominican Republic and plans to commence this $1B U.S. development in 2016/2017. Lamb Development Corp’s mandate is to create beautiful and stylish homes in urban environments for the every man.

  • Adam Green

    Creative Ad Agency Relations at Google

    Adam Green runs creative ad agency relations in Canada for Google, which means he helps Canadian Don Drapers make neat stuff on the Internet. Prior to Google, Adam worked as a management consultant, a renewable energy sector entrepreneur/engineer and an analyst in the computer hardware industry. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University and is a proud grad school drop-out. When he's not working you can likely find him outside skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing or playing in the park with his daughter.

  • Matthew Sanderson

    Vice President of Schlumberger Oilfield Services for the Western United States

    Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide (www.slb.com). Employing approximately 105,000 people working in more than 85 countries with annual revenues of $48.5 billion (2014).

    Mr. Sanderson is Vice President of Schlumberger Oilfield Services for the Western United States, which includes operations in North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, California, New Mexico and Colorado. Prior to this position, Mr. Sanderson held a variety of management positions in Schlumberger, including Vice President North America Land Production Services; Vice President QHSE for Well Intervention global services; Vice President Lonkar Services; and Human Resources Director for India.

    Earlier in his Schlumberger career, Mr. Sanderson held various field and management roles in Thailand, Australia, and throughout Canada in Wireline Evaluation and Production Services. Mr. Sanderson joined Schlumberger in 1997 after completing a BSc. in Applied Science (Civil Engineering, Environmental Option) from Queen’s University. He completed a MSc. Management of the Oil & Gas Industry (MOGI) in June 2015 from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

2015 Program


Friday February 6th

Time Event Location
4:30pm Delegate Sign-In Hotel Foyer
5:30pm Opening Remarks Ballroom A
5:45pm Opening Speaker: Jamie Lewis Ballroom A
6:45pm Dinner Ballroom B
8:00pm Friday Keynote: Brian Ames Ballroom A
9:15pm Closing Remarks Ballroom A
9:45pm Social Megalos

Saturday February 7th

Time Event Location
8:30am Breakfast Buffet Ballroom B
9:30am Lisa Bakazias Ballroom A
10:30am Morning Break 1 Ballroom A
10:45am Workshop 1: Anne Raymond Ballroom A
10:45am Workshop 1: Julia Blackstock Ballroom B
11:4am Morning Break 2 Ballroom A
12:00pm Somen Mondal TBD
1:00pm Lunch Buffet Ballroom B
2:00pm Mark Nowell Ballroom A
3:00pm Afternoon Break 1 TBD
3:15pm Workshop 2: John Desbiens Ballroom A
3:15pm Workshop 2: Greg Bavington Ballroom B
4:15pm Afternoon Break 2 Ballroom A
4:30pm Workshop 3: Sunjay Nath Ballroom A
5:30pm Saturday Keynote: Stephen Gunn Ballroom A
6:45pm Dinner Ballroom B
8:00pm Closing Speaker: John Gamble Ballroom A
9:15pm Closing Remarks Ballroom A
9:45pm Social Clark Hall

Past Sponsors


Thank You!

CIRQUE would like to thank the generous sponsors that partnered with the conference in 2014! CIRQUE is funded primarily through sponsorship and the conference would not be possible without the contributions from the companies below, particularly our presenting sponsor, Shell Canada.


Noteable Past Speakers


  • Brad Lamb

    President of Brad J. Lamb Realty & Lamb Development Corp

    Brad J. Lamb has been selling real estate in Toronto since 1988. In 1995 he founded Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc., a boutique brokerage operation specializing in urban condos lofts, and townhomes. Since being licensed, Brad J. Lamb has sold over 21,000 properties for over $8 billion. A few of the over one hundred new projects handled exclusively by Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc. since 1996 are: Toy Factory Lofts, Radio City, Spire, 550 Wellington Condominium and Hotel, 75 Portland, Quad, Glas, Zen Lofts, Tip Top Lofts, East, Mozo, Garment Factory, The Printing Factory, Robert Watson Lofts, The Glasshouse, six50 King West, The Ninety, Parc, Cube, Flatiron Lofts, The King East, Worklofts, Theatre Park, The King Charlotte, One Eleven, and The Brant Park. Brad J. Lamb founded Lamb Development Corp. in 2002 as a response to the city’s demand for ethical modern development. Lamb Development Corp’s mandate is to create beautiful and stylish homes in urban environments for the every man.

  • Dr. David Wallace

    MIT Professor

    Professor Wallace has a background in both engineering and industrial design. He is both a researcher and teacher, focusing on innovative, socially responsible product design ranging from computational tools and processes that increase the likelihood of successful innovation, to skills and techniques for improving creativity. His goals are to develop new methods for product development as well as help to inspire the next generation of engineering innovators.

  • Col. Chris Hadfield

    Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency

    Col. Chris Hadfield received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario in 1982 and conducted post-graduate research at the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1982. He later received a Master of Science in aviation systems at the University of Tennessee in 1992. By the early 1990s, Hadfield had flown more than 70 different kinds of aircraft and earned a name for himself within both Canadian and American military circles.

    In 1992, Hadfield was chosen from 5330 applicants to become one of four new Canadian astronauts. Stationed at NASA’s Johnson Space Agency in Houston, Texas, by the Canadian Space Agency, Hadfield quickly became an integral member of both countries’ space programs. In 1995, he was the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm, the first Canadian to walk in space, and in December of 2012, Hadfield became the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. In June of 2013, he announced he would retire from the CSA to take up new challenges.