Christa Pellett Promoted to Vice President, Minerals

Vancouver, BC - February 11, 2019 - Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the promotion of Christa Pellett to Vice President, Minerals as of April 15, 2019. She will assume the role from Bruce Madu who is semi-retiring.

Christa joined Geoscience BC in 2007 as a Project Geologist and Communications Coordinator. Her role has evolved, and she is currently the Project Coordinator responsible for project management. This includes project agreement administration, technical project oversight, and identifying, designing and encouraging proposals for new research projects that fulfill Geoscience BC's vision and mission.

Prior to Geoscience BC, Christa completed a Master of Science in Geology in 2008 from Simon Fraser University and examined Quaternary basalts in south-central British Columbia. She also worked as a Research Assistant in the Uranium-Lead Geochronology Laboratory at the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, at the University of British Columbia.

President and CEO Gavin C. Dirom said: "On behalf of Geoscience BC staff and Board of Directors, we thank Bruce for his dedication to Geoscience BC since 2014 and wish him well in his future endeavours. We also congratulate Christa on her well-deserved promotion to Vice President, Minerals and look forward to her continuing to contribute to the success of Geoscience BC. We plan to maintain the same overall number of employees by eliminating the Project Coordinator position and seeking a Manager, Minerals to support the staff."


Manager, Minerals

Geoscience BC is seeking a Professional Geoscientist with a strong background in British Columbia geology and project management experience related to mineral exploration and development or public geoscience to join our team in the full-time position of Manager, Minerals. The Manager, Minerals will play a key role in achieving Geoscience BC's mineral-related strategic objectives as set out in the 5-year Strategic Plan and implementing Geoscience BC's Scientific Project Plan . Learn more about this exciting new position and details on how to apply are on our website.


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