Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division

Applications for the 2022 Division Bursaries are now closed (as of May 10, 2022). Results will be posted later this summer. Please see the Division Bursary page for more information.

About

The Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division helps registrants provide exceptional professional engineering and professional geoscience services in support of sustainable, land-based resource development activities, as distinct from manufacturing and processing activities, while advancing workplace safety and protecting the public interest and environment.

Division members possess engineering and geoscience expertise that includes, but is not limited to, the mapping and assessment of terrain and related geological hazards, hazard and risk analysis, hydrologic analysis, and planning and design for access development and management. The Division promotes high professional standards and fosters continual improvement by providing a forum for collegial interaction amongst its members, Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, and the public.

We engage with the following objectives:

  • Provide a forum for sharing of experience and discussion of current issues pertaining to the practice of engineering and geoscience in the resource sector.
  • Promote high standards in engineering and geoscience related to resource activities.
  • Promote and provide opportunities for continuing education and training for Division members.
  • Promote awareness of the roles and specialized knowledge of professional engineers and geoscientists working within the resource sector.

For more about the history of the Division please visit our History page.

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Current Division Executive

Position Name Contact
Chair Matt Kurowski, P.Eng., M.Sc. [email protected]
Past Chair Gino Fournier, P.Eng., RPF [email protected]
Vice Chair Rance Robazza, P.Eng. [email protected]
Treasurer Jessica Stewart, P.Geo. [email protected]
Secretary Drew Brayshaw, P.Geo. [email protected]
AGM Coordinator Colton Polsom, P.Eng. [email protected]
Bursary Coordinator Jennifer Sabean, P.Geo. [email protected]
Webinar Coordinator Victoria Stevens, P.Geo. [email protected]
Website/Social Media Coordinator Paul Mysak, P.Eng. [email protected]

Events

If you have an interesting suggestion for a tour or a presentation idea, the Division would like to hear from you. Please contact the Website Coordinator with your ideas.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
TBD No upcoming events

Recent Events

Date Event
May 26, 2022 Webinar: Ecohydrology - Groundwater/Surface Water Connectivity Measurements (Recording Available)
March 29, 2022 Joint Guidelines: Professional Services in the Forest Sector - Crossings, Volume 3 (Recording Available)
February 17, 2022 Webinar: Tunnelling Around the World (Recording Available)
January 20, 2022 Webinar: Soil Covers and Ecohydrology in Mine Reclamation in BC (Recording Available)
October 27, 2021 Engineering and Geoscience in the Resource Sector Stream at the 2021 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Virtual Annual Conference
  • Summary of Guidelines for Professional Services in the Forest Sector – Crossings, Version 3
  • The British Columbia Extreme Flood Project

Recorded Webinars available in the knowledge centre

Date of Live Event Webinar Title
May 20, 2021 Recent Developments in the Applications of Empirical Landslide Runout Estimate Tools
April 29, 2021 Top 10 Misconceptions About Karst and Karst Management in BC
March 25, 2021 Pipestem PS14 – A Steep Resource Road Case Study
January 27, 2021 Bear Safety Review - Using Bear Biology to Help Keep You Safe
November 18, 2020 New Load Limits for BC Forest Bridges
October 10, 2019 Practice Advisory: Professional Roles and Responsibilities for the Life Cycle of Forest Road Crossings
April 9, 2019 Resolving Road Construction Issues in Challenging Terrain
March 14, 2019 Snow Avalanche Risk and Mitigation

Become a Member

Professional engineers (P.Eng.), professional geoscientists (P.Geo.), professional licensees, RPFs, RFTs, P.Ag.'s, trainees, and interested students, working directly or indirectly in the resource sector, are encouraged to join by completing and submitting an application for membership. Registrants of Engineers and Geoscientists BC familiar with individuals who work directly or indirectly in the forest sector are asked to encourage them to join the Division as affiliate members.

Membership Fees

What Amount
Division Members: Professional registrants (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.L.Eng., P.L.Geo.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC in good standing. Free (for 2022 only, typically $31.50)
Division Associate Members: Engineers and Geoscientists BC trainees (EIT, GIT), students, and applicants. Free (for 2022 only, typically $10.50)
Division Affiliate Members: Registrants of another professional association (e.g., RPF, RFT) outside of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.  Free (for 2022 only, typically $10.50)

Only division members and associate members may vote or hold executive positions. All members receive discounts on Division-sponsored events.

How to Register

To register, please visit Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division Registration. You will be prompted to login with your 6-digit user ID and password; non-registrants can create a free account to join the Division.

You may also download the Application Form and email it to [email protected].

The Division also maintains a LinkedIn group page for member discussion and notification of industry events, including Division webinars. For access to the LinkedIn group, please email [email protected].

Resources

Division Bursary

The Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division offers an annual bursary intended to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an accredited post-secondary or post-graduate program related directly to professional engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector. Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of an undergraduate program or any year of a post-graduate program directly related to the practice of engineering and geoscience in the resource sector.

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Forest Engineering Award of Excellence

The Forest Engineering Award of Excellence—sponsored jointly by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia and the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP)—recognizes excellence and promotes cooperation and leadership in forest engineering in the broadest sense. Nominees may be individuals, organizations, or associations responsible for projects that demonstrate or represent outstanding accomplishments in forest engineering.

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Contact

Please contact us at [email protected] or at the individual emails listed above.