Employer: BC Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources
Current job description:
- Studying groundwater chemistry and availability in northeastern BC for use by the oil and gas industry
- Studying how diffusion affects the calculation of groundwater age
- Studying how radioactive contaminants move through fractured aquifers in the U.S.
- BSc from UBC in Geology
- MSc from Queens University in Geology – mineral exploration
- PhD from University of Mississippi in Hydrology
- 13 years in mining and mineral exploration. Specifically gold exploration in the BC, Yukon, NWT, and Ontario
- 8 years in hydrogeology research related to transport of nuclear contamination in the groundwater in the U.S.
Reasons for working in public geoscience:
- Scholarly research tied to immediate application needs
- Provide a public service
- Research topics are widely varying and interesting
I like that I can provide solid intelligent input for the safe and responsible development of Canada’s resources