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PGO Virtual Symposium

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - April 25 @ 1:30 pm

Event Format: Virtual webinars

Hosting Organization: Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO)

Event Summary: This year’s 2024 Virtual Symposium is taking place April 16, 18, 23 & 25, 2024

Each day is comprised of 3-4 interactive sessions from experts from 12-1.30 pm each day.  The sessions will cover issues currently facing the profession, including equity, diversity and inclusion, labour shortage, AI and liability.

Below is a brief overview of each day and topics to be covered in the sessions.

APRIL 16 – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Demystifying Registration Practices

This session will focus on raising awareness of the PGO’s process for licensing newcomers to Canada and how to bring equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into the registration process for these individuals.

APRIL 18 – Engaging, Developing, and Retaining Multigenerational Geoscientists

Geoscience is currently facing a labour market problem, as many are retiring or just entering the field. This session will cover how to integrate new professionals, retain and reengage existing professionals and mentor them to fast-track upskilling.

APRIL 23 – Bridging Realms: Artificial Intelligence in Professional Geoscience

How will AI affect professional geoscience? This session offers an insightful intro into AI before delving deeper into practical applications throughout the field, and how it will affect the future of the profession.

APRIL 25 – Practice, Pitfalls, and Protections – Some Social and Legal Aspects of Geoscience Practice

To protect their own interests, professional geoscientists should be aware that the public will rely on the professional’s opinion and that reliance brings legal obligation, legal liability, and public-interest responsibility with it. This session will cover recent lesser-known legal developments relevant to the profession.

This symposium is relevant to professional geoscientists, geoscientists-in-training, and geoscience students across Ontario and beyond. This learning event will also be of interest to associated communities, including professional regulators, technical societies, government staff, legal practitioners, and the public.

How to Register:

Click here for more information and registration

Event Contact: Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) www.pgo.ca

Disclaimer:  The views expressed during this event are those of the hosting organization and do not necessarily represent the views of APEGS.


April 16 @ 12:00 pm
April 25 @ 1:30 pm