Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division

About

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]
Matthew Kurowski, EIT, M.Sc. Vice-Chair [email protected]
Ross Hyam, P.Eng., RPF Past Chair [email protected]
Matthew Campbell, P.Eng., RPF Treasurer [email protected]
Jaime Eggers, P.Geo. Secretary [email protected]
Chris Cole, P.Eng. AGM Coordinator [email protected]
Jennifer Sabean, P.Geo. Bursary Coordinator [email protected]
Melissa Fietz, P.Eng., RPF Website Coordinator [email protected]

Other Contacts

Name Position Contact
Victoria Stevens, P.Geo., P.Ag. Editorial Board [email protected]
Shelley Higman, P.Eng., P.Geo. Editorial Board [email protected]
Heather Blyth, P.Geo. Editorial Board [email protected]
Dave Bergman, P.Geo. Editorial Board [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
March 7, 2019 Partner Webinar: Climate Change and Resource Roads (hosted by FPInnovations)
March 14, 2019 Webinar: Snow Avalanche Risk Assessment and Mitigation
April 9, 2019 Webinar: Resolving Road Construction Issues in Challenging Terrain

Previous Events

Date Event
February 20, 2019 Webinar: Improved Workflow Through Web-Based Field Data Collection
February 5, 2019 Webinar: UAV (Drone) Applications in the Natural Resource Sectors
November 21, 2018 Webinar: Airborne LiDAR Principles and Applications in Forestry
October 30, 2018 Webinar: Watersheds in Four Dimensions

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 and Licensees of Engineers and Geoscientists BC in good standing. $30 + GST
Division Associate Members: Engineers- and Geoscientists-in-Training, engineering and geoscience students, Engineers and Geoscientists BC applicants, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC provisional members . $10 + GST
Division Affiliate Members: Members of another professional association (e.g. RPF, RFT) outside of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.  $10 + GST

Only division 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).

You may also download the Application Form and email it to [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/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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Contact

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