Coaching others to go above and beyond

Mark sitting on rock with large valley behind him

High School Geography Teacher/Department Head, Waterloo Collegiate Institute '94 BES Geography

Mark Menhennet UE OCT BES ’94 brings over 20 years of geotechnology experience to his classroom. After graduation Mark launched his career as a remote sensing analyst for Geomatics International in Burlington Ontario, specializing in multi spectral and radar data processing and interpretation for mineral resource extraction, forestry, and environmental management. In addition mark worked as a sessional instructor at McMaster University, the University of Guelph, and Mohawk College. Mark finds his greatest motivation in coaching others to perform above and beyond expectations. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and spending time with family.

Mark has always enjoyed using computers and technology and geotechnologies opened up new experiences that he never knew were possible. It allowed him to combine his love of the environment with his love of technology.

Mark says he decided to go into Geography because "In high school I had a really great geography teacher. Mr. Dawson had a passion for travel and geography and he instilled this passion in his students. His enthusiasm for the topics connected well with me because I also loved to travel and to be outdoors. Geography and spatial thinking also came easy to me and I have always really enjoyed looking at maps and ortho-airphotos. Stereo photographs were easy for me to view in 3D – something that we did often in Mr. Dawson's class.".