1994 Alumni of Distinction


Fred Upshaw Registered Nursing, 1975     Fred Upshaw began his career at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (formerly the Whitby Mental Health Centre) as a registered nurse. There, he became involved with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), acting as chief steward to the president of the local union. Upshaw has served as president of OPSEU, which represents 110,000 Ontario public sector workers, vice-president of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and vice-president of the Ontario Federation of Labour. He was president of the Toronto region of the Jaycees organization and served as its national director of leadership training. He also coached minor sports in Oshawa for 20 years and received the Premier’s Award in 1994.

Glen Wright Business Administration, — Marketing 1971     Glen Wright is chairman and chief executive officer of Wright Mogg and Associates Ltd., in Waterloo, Ontario, a company that specializes in pensions, benefits and actuarial and human resource consulting. In addition, he is president of Compass International and Employment Research Analysis Inc. and a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Spicer Corporation. Wright has been involved in many different political and community organizations including serving as a Region of Waterloo councillor and as national vice-president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He is a member of the board of directors for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Technology for the Environment and the Waterloo Regional Industrial Coalition.