The Young Professionals group was started in 2017 to help promote the development of Canada's next generation of petroleum geologists. To achieve this end the group focuses on organizing events that will expand early career geoscientists breadth in geology, strengthen their soft skills, and create an enthusiastic community of young scientists within the CSPG. Our goal is to engage senior undergraduate/graduate students, new graduates, and professionals in the early stages of their careers to build dynamic networks that will serve them for their careers. The group has no technical specialization, and will help expose members to fields they may not see in the course of their work.
The Young Professionals group is always looking for speakers, volunteers, and ideas for events people would like to see. If you have ideas about what you would like to see, or want to get involved, please reach out to the committee contact below. As new events are planned the information will be posted on this page, so be sure to check back often.
Young Professional's Committee Chair- Scott Norlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Canadian Energy Leadership - Young Professionals Talk
Speaker: Chris Slubicki, President, CEO & Director, Modern Resources Inc.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
2nd floor, 540 - 5 Ave SW (geoLOGIC classroom, Aquitaine Tower)
No charge, registration is not necessary. CSPG members may register in order to track CPD hours.
In recent years, Canada’s focus on being a leading environmental citizen
has come into apparent conflict with our desire to responsibly provide
clean, affordable energy for a growing world that demands a higher
standard of living for all. In this talk, Mr. Slubicki will discuss the
(at times) uncomfortable reality of energy and the environment in
Canada and around the world. Canada’s unique combination of resources,
policy and technology position our nation to be a leader in the future
energy landscape; if we have the courage to stand up for our industry
and best-in-class way of doing things.
Chris Slubicki is President, CEO & Director of
Modern Resources Inc., a Calgary-based private oil and gas company. He
has more than 35 years of experience in the business sector.
From 2009 to 2011, Chris was Chief Executive Officer of OPTI Canada,
where he was brought into a distressed situation, stabilized the company
and sold it to CNOOC for $2.1 billion in late 2011. Chris is the
former Vice-Chairman of Scotia Waterous and was one of the four original
founders of Waterous and Co., a private global oil and gas mergers and
acquisitions firm, starting the firm in Calgary in 1989. Prior to
selling the firm to Bank of Nova Scotia in 2005, the firm expanded to
offices in five countries with a staff of 88 and completed hundreds of
oil and gas transactions over its 17-year tenure.
Chris graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s
University and an MBA from the University of Calgary. He is a
Professional Engineer in Alberta, and a member of APEGA. Chris is
currently on the boards of Bonavista Energy Corporation and the Emily
Brydon Youth Foundation. Chris served on the board of Alpine Canada
Alpin for seven years, the last two as Chair. Chris coached young ski
racers with the Fernie Alpine Ski Team for 14 years and served as
President of the club for three years.