Thursday, March 25, 2021

IAPG-Canada has a new coordinator

Paul Hubley is the new coordinator of IAPG-Canada. He replaces Shona van Zijll de Jong.

Paul Hubley 
(new IAPG-Canada coordinator)
Paul is Principal and Senior Geoscientist at Hubley Geosciences Limited (HGL) and President-elect of Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) (2021-2022 term). He has a M.Sc. in Earth Sciences (Hydrogeology) and is a recognized Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.), Qualified Person (QPESA) in the Province of Ontario, Canada (also recently Alberta and Saskatchewan), Environmental Professional (EP®) through ECO Canada, and is a Canadian Risk Manager (CRM®) certified by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI).

Paul has 30 years of consulting experience on over 1,000 projects in most provinces of Canada. He has provided expert testimony and opinions for Ontario Superior Court proceedings and environmental hearings. Through his training and experience he regularly provides practical direction to issues of property contamination and restoration, liability assessment, risk management and sustainability.

In addition to providing consultation, Paul dedicates considerable time to improving professional practices in the context of social responsibilities. At a former sawmill remediation site on First Nation land, he leads an expert peer reviewer team that conducted 'concept mapping' of both community perception and technical perception of the contaminated lands to identify areas of commonality and discord to ultimately reduce conflict and determine appropriate methods for healing the land and people. At PGO, Paul has been Chair of the Professional Practice Committee since 2012; as Chair Paul spearheaded the development of a "peer review" guideline for professional geoscience work, developed a Sustainability Subcommittee based on the 17 UN SDGs and oversaw the update of best practice guidelines throughout the subdisciplines. As Chair of the Geoscience Symposium Planning Committee (2020) and Chair of the session on Geoethics and Sustainability he has demonstrated his ability to disseminate geoethics and professional best practice information to geoscientists. He is Co-Chair for the Risk Management session of the PGO Geoscience Symposium scheduled for April 2021. He is currently contributing to risk-based governance strategies at PGO.

Congratulations Paul from the IAPG geoethics community!!!

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Paul Hubley (new IAPG-Canada coordinator) from the IAPG (Turkey) geoethics community!!!
    Dr. Ilker Senguler, Senior Field Geologist