President’s Message

Incoming President’s Message

The last few years have felt like a rollercoaster.  The only thing that feels constant anymore, is change.  Although we have adapted to these changes, not everyone experiences change in the same way.  It’s important to be kind to others and yourself.

I would like to thank all the members that have volunteered their time for the first 20 years of the Association.  Watching colleagues and former classmates fill Council and Executive positions have inspired me to volunteer.

I would like to thank Dan Parker, P.Geo., for his dedication and work over the past year as President, Kim Green, P.Geo., FGC as Past President, and all the outgoing Councillors and volunteers for their contributions.  I would like to welcome Scott Conrod, P.Geo. into the position of Vice President and all the incoming Councillors.

The past three years on Council have been rewarding, culminating with the development of the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan.  I would like to thank everyone that took time to complete the survey.  A few themes were highlighted including:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion;
  • Mentoring;
  • Continuing Professional Development; and
  • Education; and Outreach.

The Association depends on the work of volunteers, and I was pleased to see a strong commitment to volunteer.  Over the next year, I would like to focus on developing an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee; finalize a communication plan; and work with the Committees and Council to develop work plans to complete the goals identified in the Strategic Plan by 2025.

I look forward to working with/for all of you for the next year.

Respectfully Submitted,
Robert Cuthbert, P.Geo.
APGNS President 2022-2023