Katie Todd, B.Sc. (Regina)
Katie graduated from Campion in 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Geology.
Katie has a high regard for her former school: a caring, supportive place that put students first and equips them for the next level of academics or to compete in the job market:
“The best part of being a Campion student is the benevolent atmosphere of the faculty and staff. Each and every member will greet you with a warm smile and is willing to go above and beyond to ensure each student has personalized resources and the opportunity to excel - not only in their education but also in their future.”
Katie has empowered herself with knowledge and developed an appetite for taking calculated risks on her future. After her degree, she made a huge bet on a new job opportunity:
“Shortly after my graduation, I moved to Yellowknife looking for work. I am proud of myself for taking that risk without knowing what my future may hold, and I have been fortunate in working with Aurora Geosciences. They have given me the opportunity to work on multiple geoscience programs in the Northwest Territories and vastly grow my knowledge of and experience in the exploration and mining industries.”
This last accomplishment laid the groundwork for achieving yet other future goals. She wants to keep building professionally and at the same time, hold the door open to other women:
“I am currently working toward becoming accredited as a Professional Geoscientist in Canada. I am also a member of several organizations that encourage women to become involved in the mining industry, and I hope to someday be able to promote and encourage the growth of workplace diversity in this important sector of the Canadian economy.”
Already she has leant herself to volunteer efforts in her new community. It’s just following on that same path of contribution that she learned from her time at Campion:
“I have not been in Yellowknife very long and I spend much of my time in remote fieldwork locations, but I am participating in a resident gardening collective in which gardeners donate a portion of vegetables grown to local charitable organizations.”
We’ll stay tuned for more to come as Katie pursues her new adventures in Yellowknife.