meet the team

GeoscienceINFO provides reliable information about the geology of Ontario, and the processes that formed this beautiful province. Our aim is to bring these geological stories to your fingertips in an accessible and fun way. Use GeoscienceINFO as a guide in the field, or bring the outdoors into your class or home by visiting a virtual field trip. GeoscienceINFO is partnered with its parent company the APGO Education Foundation. Find out more about the Foundation at https://www.apgoedfoundation.ca/about.

DR. WILLIAM (BILL) PEARSON, P.GEO., CHAIR


Dr. Bill Pearson, P.Geo. has over 40 years of experience in the national and international mining industry and has carried out exploration and development programs in 17 countries around the world.

Email: chair@apgoedfoundation.ca

 

DR. CAROLYN EYLES, P.GEO.,
DIRECTOR


Dr. Carolyn Eyles is a Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science and the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia, a postgraduate certificate of Education from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in geology from the University of Toronto.

 

Andrea Waldie, P.Geo., FGC, Director


Andrea Waldie is currently the CEO of Geoscientists Canada, the national umbrella organization of the self-regulatory bodies licencing professional geoscientists in Canada, and Treasurer of the Global Geoscience Professionalism Group. Prior to joining Geoscientists Canada, she was the Executive Director & Registrar of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario from 2007 to 2013 and was an exploration geologist and consultant on matters of professional geoscience for over 20 years. Andrea served as the volunteer business manager for the APGO Education Foundation from 2008 to 2022.

 

KRISTIN HANSON, P.GEO.,
DIRECTOR


Kristin Hanson, M.Sc., P.Geo, FGC is a Hydrogeologist with over 30 years of experience in the environmental and engineering consulting business in both Canada and the United States.

 

NEIL D. S. WESTOLL, P.GEO.,
SECRETARY/TREASURER


Neil received his B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to Queen’s University on a NERC/NATO Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 1968.

Email: treasurer@apgoedfoundation.ca

 

DR. NANCY E. MCINERNEY-LACOMBE,
SPECIAL ADVISOR


Nancy completed the Doctor of Management Program (DM) at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Oh, 2010; an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, UWO, London, On, 1980; and a BA (Hons.) Sociology, Loyola College (now Concordia University), Montreal, Que., (1974).

 

Monique Gaudet,
BUSINESS MANAGER


Monique has consulted with non-profit organizations such as The Community Oak Park, St Luke’s Community Hub, Femmes du Vin, Advocis and CEAN. She provides strategic and operational leadership, guides and supports volunteer Board of Directors, and provides administrative leadership management.

Email: manager@apgoedfoundation.ca

 

BERNARD KRADJIAN,
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS


Bernard is a communications & marketing specialist with expertise in web and social media development. Having worked at Professional Geoscientists Ontario since 2008, he has explicit knowledge of the geoscience industry. He holds a Bachelor in Communications from York University.

Email: bkradjian@geoscienceinfo.com

 

DR. DEANA SCHWARZ, P.GEO., MANAGER, geoscienceinfo.com


Deana is the project coordinator of GeoscienceINFO.com. She has Bachelor degrees in Geology and Biology, an M.Sc. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario.

Email: manager@geoscienceinfo.com

 

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VERONICA KLASSEN,
MANAGER, BENEATH YOUR FEET: A GEOSCIENCE BLOG


Veronica Klassen is the Manager of the Foundation’s blog – Beneath Your Feet: A Geoscience Blog. She studied Arts and Science at McMaster University with a minor in Earth Science and has a masters in Science Communication from Laurentian University. She is passionate about making science accessible and engaging to the public.

 

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