At the Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2018, Beverley Smith was elected President of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia (APGNS). APGNS is the licensing body that oversees the regulation of professional geoscience in Nova Scotia. It ensures that high standards of geoscience practice and education are met, sets standards for admission into the profession, disciplines geoscientists who fail to uphold the profession's practice and ethical standards, and prevents the misuse of the title "geoscientist" by individuals who are not licensed members of the professions.
Beverley has been actively involved with APGNS since 2007. She first served on Council in 2007-2008, became Association President in 2009 (Past-President 2010) and, in 2013, returned to Council as a member for a two-year term. In 2013, she was awarded the Fellowship to Geoscientists Canada for her service to the profession. She continues to participate in various committees (Environment, Governance) and served as Vice-President in 2017.
Beverley is an associate, hydrogeologist and project manager in Dillon’s Halifax Office, where she has worked for the past 15 years. She is involved with long-term environmental compliance monitoring programs, phased environmental site assessments for private and public-sector clients, wellfield monitoring projects, and potable water supply studies and is an advisor to several project professionals and is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the National Groundwater Association.
Pictured (from left to right) are Rick Gagne (APGNS Secretary), Gavin Isenor (APGNS Vice-President), Beverley Smith (APGNS President), Belinda Culgin (APGNS Past President), Paul Batson (APGNS Treasurer) and David Carter (APGNS Executive Director).