About DEGIRS

DEGIRS supports member excellence in the provision of professional engineering and professional geoscience services in support of sustainable, land-based resource development activities, as distinct from manufacturing and processing activities, while advancing workplace safety and protection of the public interest, and the environment. 

Division members possess engineering and/or geoscience expertise including, but not limited to, the mapping and assessment of terrain and related geological hazards; hazard and risk analysis; hydrologic analysis; and planning and design for access development and management. The Division promotes high professional standards and fosters continual improvement by providing a forum for collegial interaction amongst its members, APEGBC and the public.

DEGIRS engages with these objectives:

  • Provide a forum for sharing of experience and discussion of current issues pertaining to the practice of engineering and geoscience in the resource sector.
  • Promote high standards in engineering and geoscience related to resource activities.
  • Promote and provide opportunities for education, professional development and training for DEGIRS members.
  • Promote awareness of the roles and specialized knowledge of professional engineers and geoscientists working within the resource sector.

About DEGIRS

DEGIRS promotes high professional standards and fosters continual improvement by providing a forum for collegial interaction amongst its members, APEGBC and the public.

Becoming a DEGIRS Member

Three categories of membership are available for individuals who are working directly or indirectly in the resource sector and who pay the annual membership fee.

ASPECT Newsletter

ASPECT Newsletters are available free of charge here on our website in PDF format.

Current DEGIRS Executive

Names, positions and contact information for the current DEGIRS Executive.

DEGIRS Joint Practices Board

The Joint Practices Board has been instrumental in the development of the Forest Management Institute of BC (FMIBC), which provides continuing education in the forest sector to professionals

DEGIRS Bursary

Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of an undergraduate program or any year of a post-graduate program directly related to the practice of engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.

DEGIRS Awards of Excellence

Nominees may be individuals, organizations or associations responsible for projects that demonstrate or represent outstanding accomplishments in forest engineering.

DEGIRS Resources

The resources page depends on member participation. 

DEGIRS Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes from previous executive meetings, AGMs and strategic planning sessions are available online.

History of DEGIRS

DEGIRS  was formed in 1995 to address issues pertaining to the practice of engineering and geoscience brought about by requirements contained within the Forest Practices Code (FPC) legislation.

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