Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division

The 2021 Division bursary application period is now open; we are pleased to once again offer two bursaries of $2,000 each. Please see the Division bursary page for full details. The deadline for applications is May 7, 2021.


The Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division helps members 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/or 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 education, professional development, 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

Name Position Contact
Gino Fournier, P.Eng., RPF Chair [email protected]
Matt Kurowski, EIT, M.Sc. Vice Chair [email protected]
Jessica Stewart, P.Geo. Treasurer [email protected]
Jaime Eggers, P.Geo. Secretary [email protected]
Colton Polsom, P.Eng. AGM Coordinator [email protected]
Jennifer Sabean, P.Geo. Bursary Coordinator [email protected]
Garth Lord, P.Eng. Webinar Coordinator [email protected]
Paul Mysak, P.Eng. Website/Social Media Coordinator [email protected]


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

Previous Events

Date Event
January 27, 2021 Webinar: Bear Safety Review - Using Bear Biology to Help Keep You Safe
January 14, 2021 Webinar: Designing Resource Road Stream Crossings Considering Climate Change
November 18, 2020 Webinar: New Load Limits for BC Forest Bridges (Recording Available)
October 22, 2020 Division AGM
October 21, 2020 Engineering and Geoscience in the Resource Sector Stream at the 2020 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Virtual Annual Conference
  • New Load Equivalency Equations Account for Steering Axle Tire Size
  • Next Generation Communication Technologies to Improve Safety and Efficiency in Forest Operations
  • InSAR for Mining
  • Steep Creek Hazard Assessments
  • Bridge Planning, Design, and Construction in the Forest Sector
May 27, 2020 Webinar: Hydrologic Recovery in Coastal Watersheds
April 29, 2020 Webinar: Forestry, Landslide Risk, and Residential Development
April 15, 2020 Webinar: Steep Slope Harvesting and Terrain Stability Issues
February 25, 2020 Webinar: Culvert Design, Inspection, Monitoring, Maintenance, and Repair

Become a Member

P.Eng.'s, P.Geo.'s, RPFs, RFTs, P.Ag.'s, members-in-training, and interested students, working directly or indirectly in the resource sector, are encouraged to join by completing and submitting an application for membership. Members 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: Registered members (P.Eng., P.Geo.) and licensees (Eng.L., Geo.L.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC in good standing. $31.50
Division Associate Members: Engineers and Geoscientists BC EITs, GITs, students, applicants and provisional members. $10.50
Division Affiliate Members: Members of another professional association (e.g., RPF, RFT) outside of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.  $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].


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