Fredericton (NB) – New Brunswick Geoscientist Michael Parkhill, PGeo, FGC, to take the helm of Geoscientists Canada in 2020.
“2020 was already going to be a special year for APEGNB. We are celebrating 100 years of regulatory excellence,” stated Serge Dupuis, Council President, APEGNB. “Just a month ago, Jean Boudreau, a member of our Council became President-Elect for Engineers Canada and now Michael Parkhill, also a member of our Council, has become President-Elect for Geoscientists Canada. I am so pleased that Michael was recognized by his colleagues from across the country in this manner. This is the perfect trifecta of success and celebrations!”
Each spring Geoscientists Canada holds it election for President-Elect, and at its recent annual general meeting, Michael Parkhill was successful in his bid. Michael is a Geologist with the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development, and proud to say that he has been with the provincial government for nearly 35 years. Michael is based in Bathurst.
“Michael is strongly committed to, and enthusiastic about, the role Geoscientists Canada plays in shaping the future of the geoscience profession in Canada,” stated Jeff Parks, President, Geoscientists Canada. “He brings a variety of skills and experience to the position and I look forward to working with him on the Executive over the next two years.”
“Being involved is a cornerstone of who I am,” stated Michael Parkhill. “Whether it is my volunteer work with APEGNB as a Council member, my work with Geoscientists Canada or my lifelong volunteering in my community as a coach, working with the schools, etc. giving back, is the right thing to do. I only volunteer for things that I truly believe in and as a result, I am fully prepared to take on the necessary work for the role! I look forward to taking on the responsibilities of President of Geoscientists Canada in 2020. Being that it is APEGNB’s Centenary, the role takes on even more meaning to me.”
Under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, APEGNB regulates and governs the Professions within the province of New Brunswick. It establishes and maintains standards of knowledge and skills for the practice of the Professions, as well as governing professional ethics so public interest may be served and protected.
About Geoscientists Canada
Formed in 1996 by the provincial and territorial regulatory bodies, Geoscientists Canada coordinates activities and represents the profession at a national and international level. Geoscientists Canada is funded by nine regulatory bodies and run by a Board of Directors that includes three elected officers.
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