Gordon Weary has been an instructor of Geography and Geology courses at NWCC since 2000. Gordon is a registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and has received the Provincial Instructor Diploma (PID) from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. He has a B.Sc. in Geology and Environmental Studies from McGill University and a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick.
In addition to teaching, Gordon has also worked as a geological consultant for the mining and mineral exploration industry in BC and throughout Canada since 1995. His consulting work focused mostly on field geology and geomorphology, much of it in Canada's high arctic. Gordon has also been involved in global professional development activities, including travels throughout Europe, South America, Africa, India, and SE Asia.
At NWCC Gordon has been instrumental in developing field based programming. He implemented and developed NWCC's Associate of Science Degree in Environmental Geostudies and the Certificate in Applied Earth and Environmental Studies (EES). Gordon believes in applied hands-on education and incorporates this into most of the courses he teaches. Gordon has also been involved in many community based research projects with his students. One of these projects includes an extensive multi-year survey of the Shames River watershed to determine hydrological, environmental, economic and community feasibility for run of the river hydro-electrical development.
Outside of work Gordon's interests and hobbies are centered around his family and are based on a love for the outdoors and adventure. Gordon is a dedicated back-country skiing enthusiast and is a member of the local My Mountain Coop as well as Search and Rescue. He is also an avid white-water kayaker and enjoys many other adrenaline pumping activities.