APEGA Member Dr. Fran Hein, P.Geol., Receives 2017 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award | APEGA

APEGA Member Dr. Fran Hein, P.Geol., Receives 2017 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award

APEGA is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award is Dr. Fran Hein, P.Geol., of Calgary. Senior Geology Advisor at the Alberta Energy Regulator, Dr. Hein became a Professional Geologist in 1990 and is an accomplished geoscientist who exemplifies excellence in the profession.

The annual Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to geoscience and has advanced the public recognition of the profession in Canada.

Her passion in geology has led Dr. Hein across Canada and the United States. She holds a BSc in geology from the University of Illinois and an MSc and PhD from McMaster University, followed by postdoctoral work at the University of Southern California. Dr. Hein also shared her passion for geoscience with students while a professor of geology at the University of Calgary in the 1990s.

Known for setting a standard of excellence for her work, Dr. Hein is an exemplary role model for girls and women wishing to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Read Geoscientist Canada’s news release for more information about the award.