Hemmera environmental consultancy founder-president Paul Hemsley is another Queen’s grad who, after two fly-bitten prospecting seasons, “found that I didn’t like geology."
The second effort resulted in a platinum mine, but Hemsley looked for gold elsewhere. Not in the NFL, where peewee teammate John Cullen played for Pittsburgh, Hartford, Toronto and Tampa Bay. Instead, Guelph-born Hemsley went to Halifax for a Dalhousie MBA, then headed what became the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and, in 1994, joined varsity pal Bruce Willner to found Hemmera in Vancouver.
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