ITI Employee Takes Helm at Professional Association

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One of our own is taking a position of leadership within their profession.

Hendrik Falck, a Mineral Deposits Geologist with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment’s (ITI) Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS), took office as president of Geoscientists Canada — an association of nine regulatory bodies which govern the field of geoscience in Canada. He will hold this role for one year, as is customary

Falck began living and working in Yellowknife in 1990, holding positions within federal and territorial public service as well as stints with mineral exploration companies.

This isn’t his first foray into leadership within trade organizations either. He is a past president of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) and the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada, a technical editor for the Canadian Institute of Mining Journal, and a director of the Canadian Geological Foundation.

Falck has also received numerous awards over his career, including the NAPEG Geoscience Award of Merit, the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Circle of Excellence Award, and the AANDC Deputy Minister’s Recognition Award. Most recently, Falck was awarded the NAPEG Service Award in 2015.

The Department of ITI is proud to have an accomplished, involved, and dedicated professional like Falck on staff, and congratulates him on this new appointment. It is a testament to the caliber of public servants our government has the fortune of employing.