For The Position of Director

Titia Praamsma, P. Geo.

Titia

Candidate's Statement

We ultimately do Engineering and Geoscience work as a service to society. Therefore, almost all our work (perhaps all) affects our neighbours and loved ones. Our work has an extremely important role in maintaining our economy on a local, provincial, federal and global scale. I would like to serve on the Board of Directors to help the board to continue to foster a strong connection between our profession and our society. With my background in academia, government, and engineering consulting, I believe that I can be a useful addition to the team and would be grateful for the opportunity to help shape policy in our province. 

Education

  • Queen's University – Ph.D. Civil Engineering (2016)
  • Queen's University – M.A.Sc. Civil Engineering (2006)
  • University of Waterloo – Bachelor of Science, Earth Sciences, Hydrogeology Option (2001)

Employment Record

  • Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions – Associate Hydrogeologist (2013 - present)
  • Department of Environment and Conservation – Hydrogeologist, Water Resources Management Division (2011 - 2013)
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment – Hydrogeologist, Technical Support (2010 - 2011)
  • Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority – Hydrogeologist, Source Water Protection (2006 - 2010)
  • Water and Earth Science Associates Limited (WESA) – Project Hydrogeologist (2001 - 2003)

Previous PEGNL Activities

  • Environment Committee (2013 - present)
  • Presenter/mentor at Earth Science Luncheon and Ethics Discussion (2013 - 2016, 2018 - 2019)

Membership in Other Associations, Offices Held, Community Affairs

  • Member – National Groundwater Association, International Association of Hydrogeologists.
  • Member – Canadian Water Network, Students and Young Professionals (2012 - 2014)
  • Panelist – GoEngGirl (2009)
  • Queen's Civil Engineering Grad Executive Committee (2005-2010) 
  • Queen's Graduate Award Committee (2010)

Other Information

A keen outdoors person and athlete, I enjoy road biking and the bounty of hiking trails on the Avalon Peninsula during the non-winter months and skiing, basketball, yoga and weightlifting during poor weather days. An introvert with a well-developed extroverted skill set, most of my non-athletic hobbies find me curled up on the sofa with a good book or crocheting a blanket while watching Netflix, cooking or re-potting houseplants. You may also find me taking art or creative writing classes around St. John's.