CSUR Global Roundtable - Employment Crisis in Geoscience 2016
In 2016 GeoVectra team participated in the YWCA “Walk a Mile in her shoes” charity event first time.
This all started with Svetlana Bidkhova volunteering for the YWCA and evolved into all the GeoVectra team participating in the event. Everybody was happy to take part and even blisters on the feet and pain in the calves could not lessen the great feeling and spirit of the overwhelming experience.
YWCA is dedicated to breaking cycles of family violence, homelessness, and poverty.
Our GeoVectra team was proud to support this important event in which over $220, 000 has been raised to help women in need.
Our team participated in "The Under & Unemployment Crisis in the Alberta Geoscience Community" executive round table for geoscience executives event. An event well attended by members of the press, Parliament, MLA's, Calgary Economic Development, CSEG, CSUR, APEGA leaders and executives, industry professionals and contractors. In addition to a distinguished panel of industry experts which included; Dr. Easton Wren, Geophysicist, and Moderator, John Hogg, President of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Marian Hanna, President of Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Tony Cardin, Past President of Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.
With a staggering rate of over 50% of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists reported as unemployed, the message was clear, the impact is great, the number of unemployed professionals is unprecedented, and we need a solution.
We are proud to stand with our fellow geophysicists, geologist, engineers, graduates and long standing professional colleague in making our voices heard, sharing our experiences and seeking out solutions. GeoVectra's President, Mike Hall took an active part in the discussion raising the important point that Calgary is in danger of losing it's well-deserved status of the Centre of Expertise for land processing.
Understanding the importance of supporting and mentoring our industries young geoscience professionals, GeoVectra was very excited to participate in the CSEG Junior Geophysicist Forum this year in Calgary, Alberta.
2016 Theme: The Modern Geophysicist
Having both young and experienced professionals as part of our team this is an event we care about greatly. We truly enjoyed the delightful atmosphere, which not only included lots of laughs and engaging conversations but strong technical advice for the next generation of successful geoscientist!
GeoVectra would like to extend thanks to all who participated in addition to the following distinguished panel members for their impressive presentations and dynamic discussions; Jeff Calvert, Repsol, Matt Ng, Painted Pony and Emily Duncan, Suncor.