Message from APGO Council Representative in Southeastern Ontario, Mark Priddle, P.Geo.

Hello Fellow APGO Members in Southeastern Ontario:

Wishing you all the best for 2014, despite some potential challenges in our profession. I would like to bring to your attention a couple of items for your consideration in the next few months.

Firstly, it has been my pleasure to serve as the Southeastern Regional Councillor of the APGO for the past two terms. My term expires in June of 2014 and I will not (cannot) run again. It has been a rewarding time, both professionally and personally, to sit on APGO’s Council. During the past 5+ years there have been a number of important happenings within the APGO and in our profession. During this time, the APGO has dealt with Regulation changes, seen a long-time CEO depart and hired a new one, weathered some legal challenges, made inroads at Queen’s Park and pushed for inter-provincial mobility for Professional Geoscientists. As a Council Member I have been able to be involved directly in these issues. In 2010, the 10th Anniversary of the ‘Professional Geoscientists’ Act’ was celebrated and we remain a young, but growing and vibrant professional body.

This being said, APGO nominations will be open this winter and the position of Southeastern Regional Councillor will be up for grabs. I would encourage you to speak to myself (or other present or former Councillors) if you are considering running for this position. Based on my personal experience I know that the successful candidate will enjoy this challenging but rewarding position and grow as a Professional. I am therefore looking forward to seeing several nominations in 2014!

Secondly, this spring we will again be hosting a Regional Gathering (mid-April) for P.Geo.’s, students and others. Last year’s event was extremely worthwhile for those in attendance and we are looking forward to another gathering. I will keep you posted.


Mark Priddle, P.Geo.
Councillor, Southeastern Region
Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO)

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