George is originally from Myanmar (Burma), in Southeast Asia. He has earned an M.Sc. in Regional Geology and an Advanced Diploma in GIS. George has performed professionally in various locations on behalf of the United Nations on assignments related to Illicit Crop Monitoring and Emergency Management for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery. In 2005, he and his family arrived in Delta, BC and years later decided to make Kelowna, BC, their home. Once in Canada, George worked as a GIS analyst/Data Manager in the mineral exploration industry, and later on for the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRO).
George enjoys staying active in the Geomatics and GIS industries outside of his work. While in Myanmar, he volunteered at local universities lecturing on topics such as, GPS, Geomatics and GIS. He was also a key player in the establishment of the Myanmar Geoscience Society (MGS). Since arriving in Canada, he has been an active member of the ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) and served as a Vice President and President Elect for the Puget Sound Region in Vancouver. George has also been a mentor to a number of BCIT GIS Practicum Students. He is currently working on a M.Sc. at UNBC for Natural Resources and Environmental Study.
George joined CTQ in December 2019. CTQ is excited to have George bring his wealth of knowledge to our diverse team and we look forward to further growth in this evolving division with George at the helm!
George’s hobbies include travelling, exploring nature with family and friends, and sharing his knowledge with various individuals and groups. He completed a road trip from Wrigley, NWT, Canada, along the Pacific Coast, through Tucson, Arizona to Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He has also travelled across Canada from coast to coast.
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