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Mark Priddle, P.Geo. takes office as President of Geoscientists Canada for 2018-2019

On June 9, 2018, at the 54th Meeting of the Board of Directors of Geoscientists Canada in St. John’s, NL, Mark Priddle, P.Geo, FGC, took office as President 2018-2019, after serving a year as President-Elect. Mr. Priddle resides in Almonte, ON, and is Vice-President, Sustainable Communities Division with McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Mark holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Hydrogeology) from the University of New Brunswick (1992) and a Bachelor of Science in Science from the University of Waterloo (1985). He is a professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists Ontario (APGO) and licensed with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). A former Council member and a Past-President of APGO, he served for nine years on the APGO Council in different capacities including as President from June 2015 – June 2016.

He has 33 years of geoscience experience and is currently Vice-President overseeing Environmental, Geotechnical, Land Development, Planning, Surveying and Geomatics disciplines for McIntosh Perry. He provides leadership and senior technical support in the fields of Environmental Science and Engineering.

Mark has been a volunteer in several professional fields. From 2004 to 2009 he was on the Executive of the Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG), a local chapter of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS). During his tenure on the Executive, he was Chair for two years and was on the Organizing Committee for the 60th Annual CGS Conference in Ottawa  (2007). In 2005, he organized the first regional gathering of the APGO in Ottawa. For a number of years, Mark sat on the Program Committee of the Canadian Association for Environmental Analytical Laboratories (CAEAL). Throughout his adult life, Mark has also been an active volunteer in various other non-profit organizations ranging from the sports clubs (Coach and Soccer School coordinator) to a community church (Pastoral Support Team member and youth leader).

He has actively promoted the field of geoscience through schools (elementary to graduate), youth groups, and most recently, helping to support Canada’s first Municipal Geo-Park (Metcalfe Geo-heritage Park in Almonte, ON).

Mark served as Ontario’s Director of Geoscientists Canada since 2015 and on the Executive Committee since 2017. He became President-Elect of Geoscientists Canada in 2017 and assumed the office of President at the meeting of the Board on June 9, 2018.

In fulfilling his duties as President, together with colleagues on the Executive Committee, Mr. Priddle will be focusing on continuing to build Geoscientists Canada into an effective national/international forum for Canada’s geoscience profession that fully serves the needs and supports the responsibilities of its constituent associations.

At the same meeting Mr. Jeff Parks, P. Geo. from Nova Scotia, was elected as the new President Elect of Geoscientists Canada.
The geoscience profession, which encompasses many specialized practice disciplines, currently comprises over 14,000 licensed professionals (P.Geo’s) and Geoscientists-in-Training registered with associations across Canada.

With nine (9) constituent association members, Geoscientists Canada is the national organization of the provincial and territorial licensing bodies that regulate the practice of geoscience in Canada. Geoscientists Canada’s Mission is to support its constituent associations in their efforts to improve effectiveness of regulation in Canada and achieve excellence in the geoscience profession.

Andrea Waldie, P.Geo.
CEO – Geoscientists Canada
200-4010 Regent Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N2
Ph: 604-412-4888 

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