Geoscience BC Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services

Vancouver, BC - June 28, 2019 – As part of the Budget 2020 process, Geoscience BC has provided a submission to the Province of British Columbia’s Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services. The submission includes a recommendation to support a commitment to a ‘made-in-BC’ coordinated and adequately resourced provincial approach to public geoscience through a multi-organization delivery structure, including:

  • Sustainable funding for Geoscience BC to continue research that encourages innovation and responsible development of minerals, oil & gas, geothermal and water resources in the Province of British Columbia;
  • An increase in base funding for the British Columbia Geological Survey so that it can more effectively collaborate with partners to deliver its complementary mandate; and
  • Research funding for Geoscience BC and other research partners to implement the top priority recommendations arising from the independent Scientific Review of Hydraulic Fracturing in British Columbia.

View Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services submission

Geoscience BC President & CEO Gavin C. Dirom and Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer Carlos Salas also made a presentation to the Committee on Friday June 21, 2019. A transcript of the presentation can be found here:

View presentation transcript

About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC generates independent, public geoscience research and data about British Columbia’s minerals, energy and water resources. This advances knowledge, informs responsible development, encourages investment and stimulates innovation.

Our collaboration with the resource sectors, academia, communities, Indigenous groups and government develops and shares unbiased and credible earth science research and data.

Geoscience BC is a not for profit society incorporated under the BC Societies Act.

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For more information, please contact:

Richard Truman
Geoscience BC