Geoscience BC Announces New Members and Chair to Board of Directors

September 14, 2015 - Geoscience BC welcomes the appointment of two new Board Members, Doug Konkin and Nalaine Morin, and announces the election of a new Chair, Michael Cathro, effective September 10th, 2015.

Doug Konkin is a professional forester with 34 years of experience in environmental leadership and forest and land management. Doug is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Forestry, a Provincial Chief Negotiator for aboriginal economic agreements, and a part-time community forester in his home of Whistler, BC.

Nalaine Morin works with First Nations across Canada on various projects including mining, pipelines and highway infrastructure, and is nationally recognized for her work in environmental assessment. Nalaine combines her technical qualifications and experience with her traditional knowledge as a decedent of the Tahltan to create cultural understanding on resource projects. She is currently Principal of ArrowBlade Consulting Services.

"Both Doug and Nalaine bring a wealth of experience to our diverse Board of Directors. Doug has won awards for designing and implementing systems for resource management, and Nalaine is nationally recognised for her effective management of complex resource project issues in cross cultural settings," says Geoscience BC President and CEO, Robin Archdekin.

John Thompson will step down as Chair after holding the position for 10 years, but will remain on the Board, and we extend our gratitude to him and departing Board members, Calvin Helin and Geoff Freer. Michael Cathro, a Kamloops-based geological consultant and Principal of Cathro Resources Corp., will step into the role of Chair.

For more information about the Geoscience BC Board of Directors, including full biographies, visit

For more information, please contact:
Kylie Williams
Communications Manager
Geoscience BC

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