Class of 2021 Graduate Spotlight

Class of 2021 Graduate Spotlight
Mastering Technology

For Nigerian-born engineer Winner Ekwue, an online master’s degree at the Marine Institute was the best way to further his education and acquire new skills while living and working in England.Winner Ekwue

Mr. Ekwue grew up in Nigeria and worked in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) as a directional drilling engineer with Schlumberger Ltd. before taking on a new technology job with the company in Gloucestershire shortly before the pandemic.

Next month he officially graduates with his master’s in technology management (engineering and applied science), an online program offered at MI’s School of Ocean Technology.

Learn more in the Gazette.

Marine engineer rediscovers a love of learning

Tim Stanley thought his days of studying and exams were behind him when he completed a marine engineering diploma in 2007 at the Marine Institute.Tim Stanley-350px

The 37-year-old has worked on six tankers in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore and is first engineer officer on board the Dorset Spirit, one of three Altera Infrastructure vessels transporting crude from the Grand Banks oilfields to the Placentia Bay transshipment facility.

This month, he receives a Bachelor of Maritime Studies in Safety Management and is already considering a master’s degree.

“This was really important for me to do this and now I feel like I want to do more.

“It rekindled my love for studying. Before, I didn’t really want to go to university because I saw more opportunity with a trade. Now I’m looking for an education to get an understanding of a lot of different things.”

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