March 2015

APEGBC/SFU Student & Industry Night (Student Registration)

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Andrea Wilson at [email protected] to register for this event.
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, IRMACS Centre Theatre, Applied Science Building, 8888 University Drive Burnaby, BC
Cost: Free
APEGBC is hosting a Student and Industry Night on Wednesday, March 18 at SFU. This event focuses on providing you, an engineering or geoscience student, with the tools to build a powerful network as well as an opportunity to interact with industry professionals. This event is free for all attendees.

Free sandwiches and other light refreshments will be available.

We are pleased to have Dave Kachman, P.Eng. and Sherri Hodder M.Sc., P.Geo as our speakers. Presentations will be followed by a casual networking mixer.

5:30-6:00 pm Sign in
6:00-7:00 pm Presentations (IRMACS Theatre)
7:00-8:30 pm Networking Mixer

If you are not an APEGBC Student Member, you may create a free web user account to register.

About the Speakers

Dave Kachman, P. Eng. graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with a bachelors of science in Computer Engineering.
Since graduation Dave has worked in the remote sensing industry in Calgary focusing on user interface design, developing data processing applications, and creating visualization software. After a move to Vancouver to be closer to the mountains and the ocean, he gained extensive experience in front-end web development before focusing primarily on User Experience design.
He has worked on improving experiences for such clients as TransLink, Ministry of Justice, CBC, Experience Music Project, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, BC Courthouse Libraries, Transportation Investment Corporation, BC Hydro, Goldcorp, ICBC, and VanCity.

Sherri Hodder M.Sc., P.Geo. is a professional geologist with 18 years experience primarily in diamond exploration in Canada, Africa and Russia; plus heavy oil exploration experience in Canada and gold exploration in Mexico.  
Ms.Hodder obtained her undergraduate degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in 1997 and her Masters of Science at the University of Calgary in 2003. She has traveled extensively for work and involved in a variety of provincial mineral exploration projects in Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia - diamonds, gold and heavy oil have been her primary focus with some minor work in uranium and rare earth minerals of the past 2 decades. 
Ms.Hodder has worked as an independent geological contractor for a variety of clients worldwide and has been involved with start up and completion of 4 major diamond bulk sampling projects - 3 of which are now producing diamond mines. She has also spent the past four winter seasons in Alberta as a geological supervisor on heavy oil projects. Sherri has been actively involved in Student-Industry relations since her undergraduate years at MUN and for the past six years served on the Board of Directors with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and has held the position of co-chair on the Human Resources Committee for the past 2 years. 
Ms.Hodder is also an artist and illustrator/writer, she currently resides in Vancouver. "Life is too short to not have fun while we are here…"

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