Short Course: "Your Career and Public Reporting - A QP Short Course for Students (& others)"


APGNS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Short Course

Friday, February 2, 2018
Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre  
Truro, Nova Scotia

Lead Presenter: Amy Tizzard, M.Sc., P.Geo

Geoscientists Nova Scotia (APGNS), in cooperation with NS Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR) and the Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS), will offer a 1 day, 4-part, Short Course in conjunction with the AGS Colloquium on Friday February 2, 2018 at the Holiday Inn, in Truro NS  (see for program details and registration information).  Pre-registration may be completed through the AGS website.  Pre-registration is not required, but is recommended as spaces are limited.

The Short Course is intended for students, academics and professionals. The course materials were developed by Geoscientists Canada and you should note that this is not a “how-to course”, so it does not provide training or certification as a Qualified Person per se, however, the course will be of interest to a broad range of geoscientists, at any career stage, who are seeking a solid introduction to the expanding topic of public reporting.

Also please note that the Short Course will be acceptable under the Continuing Professional Development and Competence Assurance Program.

The 1 day, 4 module, course, starting at 8:30 am, covers:

  1. Reporting Issuer and Securities Background & Case Study 1
  2. Qualified Person (QP) & Case Study 2
  3. Mining and National Instrument 43-101 Overview & Case Study 3
  4. Oil & Gas and National Instrument 51-101 Overview & Case Study 4

Presenter Amy Tizzard is a Regional Geologist with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, working as part of the Integrated Resource Management Team.  She started her path into the geological sciences at Sir Sandford Fleming School of Natural Resources in Lindsay Ontario, followed by an Honours Degree at Acadia University, a Masters Degree at the University of Victoria, and a GIS diploma at the Centre of Geographic Sciences, Lawrencetown, NS. She has worked with government and private industry in Canada, Australia and Africa, specializing in mapping, compilation and prospectivity analysis.  Prior to joining the Provincial government, Amy was stationed at a dormant copper mine in Namibia to explore for additional and remnant resources sufficient to restart operations.

Students - $25.00;
APGNS Members - $100.00;
AGS Members - $100.00; and
Others - $150.00.

Fees include a working lunch in the presentation room.

You can book accommodation (if required) directly using: Atlantic Geoscience Society - Holiday Inn bookings - just fill in the dates (month-day-year format) and "Check Availability". A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd February, at a conference rate of $112 (based on 1-2 people per room). High speed internet and parking are complimentary.  Room reservations must be made by 8 January 2018. Cancellation of room booking is required a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

For additional information contact David Carter, P.Geo, APGNS Registrar at  902-420-9928 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..