Geoscience BC has been delivering unbiased earth science to drive investment in and inform decisions about British Columbia's natural resources since 2005. We have completed more than 160 projects relating to minerals and mining, oil and gas and geothermal.

Now, we are asking for your help to plan for the future. We are asking everyone with an interest in our work to share their thoughts and ideas. What you tell us will help us to draft a new strategic plan to be published in April.

How to get involved
Whether you represent a community, a First Nation, government, a resource sector or another group we want to hear from you. There are three ways you can be involved in late 2017 and early 2018:

  • Online survey - You can also complete our online survey in your own time. It only takes about 8 minutes.

    Take the survey

  • Focus groups - Our list of cities and dates for our focus groups are listed below. If you would like to join us, please click your city link below.

    January 16, 2018 - Prince George - Coast Inn of the North, Meeting Room 218 - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
    January 19, 2018 - Vancouver - Geoscience BC - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
    January 25, 2018 - Calgary - Glenbow Museum - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    January 29, 2018 - Nelson - Hume Hotel, Hume Room - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    January 30, 2018 - Smithers - Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, Summit Room - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    January 30, 2018 - Kamloops - Coast Hotel and Conference Centre, Columbia Room - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    January 31, 2018 - Fort St. John- Northern Grand Hotel, Plaza Room - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Week of February 5th - Victoria- Date, time and venue to be confirmed

  • Phone interviews - A team of researchers will be calling people for short interviews.You can ask them to give you a call by emailing

    However you choose to get involved, we appreciate your input and guidance - thank you!

    What will we do with the information?

    Your ideas will inform Geoscience BC's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan which will shape our annual management and scientific project plans. It will be shared publicly so you will be able to see how your ideas fit with those of others, and how they have been included in the plan.

    Any ideas and contact information that you share will be confidential and will not be given to third parties.


    If you have any questions you can call us at 604.662.4147 or email


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