John Tchir (1999)
After graduation, the owners of RL&L Environmental Services Ltd. offered me a position as a fisheries technician. Since the merger with Golder Associates Ltd. in 2001, I have moved up the ranks to a biologist position in Golder's Edmonton office. My primary responsibilities include developing, organizing, and implementing field sampling and monitoring programs, as well as conducting data analysis, report writing, and project management. Some of the clients we represent include oil & gas sectors, mining, energy and utilities, forestry, and government agencies.
The combination of University and Technical College experience has proved to be an invaluable asset in all areas of my career. The university training has allowed me to expand my understanding of scientific enquiry and backed by the technical training I have received has made my adaptability in field situations that much more effective.