Scott Schelske, P.Eng., FEC

Lieutenant Governor Appointee

Scott Schelske is a retired professional engineer in Ontario who worked for 47 years after graduating with a BSc in mining engineering from Queen’s University in 1975. His extensive experience in operations, engineering, construction and consulting includes decades in a supervisory or managerial capacity of over $1 billion in capital projects. He has experience in education as both a high school teacher and headmaster of an underground mine training facility and was certified as an industrial and safety trainer. Notable positions include chief engineer at the Griffith Mine, the largest mining operation in Ontario at the time; quarry manager of Cold Spring Granite Company, the largest granite quarrier in the world; regional mineral development consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, where he was nominated for an Amethyst Award and was the Ontario Government’s team leader for permitting of over 50 mining ventures; and manager of mining and engineering at the Lac Des Iles Mine, North America’s largest palladium producer. Schelske left mining and transitioned into civil engineering with a local consulting firm and spent the last 15 years of his career working with Indigenous Peoples managing two Tribal Council technical services departments. As such, he was the professional project manager for over 100 capital projects, plus the construction or renovation of over 200 housing units for the Anishinaabe People. Schelske held various positions on the executive for PEO’s Lake of the Woods Chapter for 22 years, was named a fellow of Engineers Canada and inducted to PEO’s Order of Honour for 2020. He was also given a lifetime achievement award by the Worldwide Who’s Who for technical and engineering professionals.