As surveyors we are expected to re-establish a boundary in its original location using the best available evidence. Part of that process is to be able to understand what it was like to survey at the time the original post was set. That may have been more than 100 years ago when conditions, equipment and survey styles were very different than they are today. This webinar is intended to help us understand what it was like to survey in the 1800s and early 1900s
Marie C. Robidoux, CLS
Marie did her early schooling in Quebec and graduated in law at Université Laval. After moving to Alberta, she received a Surveying Technology from NAIT in Edmonton. In 1993 she was commissioned as a Canada Lands Surveyor and moved to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in 1994 working for the Surveyor General Branch. In 2000 Marie moved to Calgary and worked in various industries as a CLS and Indigenous relations advisor.
Marie currently works as the Registrar for the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS) as well as the Registrar for the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS).
Brent Taylor, BCLS, CLS
Brent is a land surveyor working in private practice throughout BC with emphasis on projects on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. He was commissioned as a British Columbia land surveyor in 1984 and a Canada Lands Surveyor in 1995. Brent is currently the managing director of Polaris Land Surveying Inc and has been actively involved in providing land surveying services to a variety of clients and industries since 1981.
After 40 years in the profession Brent has the experience and knowledge to deliver educational seminars and workshops to clients, land surveyors and other professional organizations. Brent is often called upon to provide expert reports for Court cases and subject matter expertise in the development of new programs and applications.
Through his work in the private sector as well as his role as an expert witness Brent has had the opportunity to find survey evidence dating back to the 1870s. He has gained an appreciation for the work of surveyors throughout history and how to interpret diaries, field notes and plans of old then apply them to today.