71 (combined) years as a woman in the field: Perspectives as student, academic, industry, and government geoscientists

Dr. Chris Schneider and Dr. Georgia Hoffman

Tuesday April 3rd, 2018, 5PM, ESB 1-23

Professional Development Seminar:
71 (combined) years as a woman in the field: Perspectives as student, academic, industry, and government geoscientists
The Grace Anne Stewart Speaker Series will be holding a discussion-based question-and-answer session about what it is like to be a woman and a professional geoscientist. The guest speakers will be Georgia Hoffman and Chris Schneider and the seminar will be held in ESB 1-23 at 5 pm on Tuesday, April 3rd. This session will count as Professional Development hours for graduate students who attend. Please email the stewartspeakerseries@gmail.com for more information.

Chris Schneider received B.A. degrees in geology and archaeology from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. After that, she spent 5 years in postodoctoral positions and visiting assistant professorships at Cornell College, Appalachian State University, California State University at Bakersfield, University of California, Davis, and Colorado College. On moving to Canada, she worked three years at the Alberta Geological Survey as a carbonate stratigrapher, leaving that job to return to teaching by becoming sessional for one semester at the University of Alberta. Chris is currently a geological specialist for Beryl Mining Company, currently under contract to Suncor, and is an adjunct professor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Chris’s research includes geohazards and carbonate stratigraphy beneath the oil sands, mass extinction survivorship with relevance to creating successful marine protected areas, and climate change effects on marine intertidal ecosystems.

Georgia Hoffman received a B.A. in geology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. She then moved to Alberta and began an M.Sc. in geology at the University of Alberta, but when a summer job mapping coal deposits in the foothills turned into a permanent job, she began a career in industry. She has worked for a variety of mining companies, energy companies, and consulting companies, and in 1995 she completed an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (Paleobotany) at the U of A. Most recently, she has worked for Beryl Mining Company under contract to Suncor, and for Aeon Paleontological Consulting Ltd.

2018 – Drs. Chris Schneider and Georgia Hoffman