Eric Amundson, AScT

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Eric Amundson, AScT

Measurement Technologist

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Electronics Engineering
  • Current Employer: FortisBC
  • Position: Measurement Technologist
  • Post Secondary: BCIT
  • High School: Centennial Sr Secondary

Career Experience

Started out my career as a Geographer and Geomatics Technician at Simon Fraser University, by becoming a marine life research assistantthat assisted with the classification and mapping of different types of sea vegetation around Tofino. I currently work as a HR Coordinator at BC Partners in Workforce Innovation, which supplies workers with disabilities to fill career positions for major companies such as Seaspan and London Drugs.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I decided to become a GIS or Geomatics Technician after beginning my degree in Geography and attending the Neil Squire Employ-Ability program. I thought it would be an interesting career because there are so many things one can display and research through the use of spatial and satellite data.

Career Highlights

  • Met Rick Hansen and Walgreens CEO Randy Lewis during business conference events
  • Help with BC Partners in Workforce Innovation which employs people with disabilities to fill different career positions
  • Assisted with developing a plan to monitor kelp growth using LANDSAT imagery
  • Delivered two papers for Canadian Gas Association's Gas Measurement School
  • Member of BCIT gold medal team at ISA international student competition

Professional & Community Activities

  • Currently, I volunteer as a Nature Guide for the City of Surrey, informing locals of the important urban wildlife in Surrey Parks. Have also helped plan geography student events and opportunities through SFU's Geography Student Union. Lastly, I have assisted people in the Neil Squire program through public speaking, representation and computer program teaching.