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Barry Hill, B.Eng. '66, M.Eng '68

(Mechanical Engineering), (Mechanical Engineering) | Big Ideas: The Many Sides of Barry Hill

In the space of an hour-long stroll across campus, Hill recalls the details of his 1967 Master’s thesis related to high altitude research, stops at JHE’s lobby piano to play a quick tune, pulls out his smartphone to check the price of soybean futures, and talks about a career spent planning power generation facilities for Ontario Hydro.

And following nearly three decades as a professional engineer, Hill has transformed himself into a successful commercial farmer.

A Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River, he is also an amateur historian, a published author, an organist, and a recognized and beloved “Community Treasure” in his home community.

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