Catherine Hickson

Catherine Hickson - Geologist

In pursuit of her passion – rocks, mountains and landscapes - Catherine has travelled the world. A professional geoscientist, she has worked extensively in remote areas of Canada and the Andes Mountains of South America. Head of the Geological Survey of Canada’s British Columbia and Yukon office for seven years, she has led mapping campaigns and geological research to unravel the geological history of Canada’s western region. A member of the Explorers Club, as well as a Fellow of several professional organizations, she is also the recipient of many awards. These include the C.J. Westerman Award given by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and the Head of the Public Service Award given by the Clerk of the Privy Council. These awards recognize her outstanding contributions to geoscience, communication, and education of the public. She is the author and co-author of two books (Nature Wells Gray and Surviving the Stone Wind) as well as numerous magazine articles, media reports, and scientific papers. A sought after public speaker and field trip leader, she brings her significant geoscience expertise to help participants understand the interplay between the tectonic forces that shape the landscape, glaciers and extreme climate.

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