Rock to Road

Virtual Event
Quarry Tech 2021
October 14, 2021 at 1:00pm ET

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Aggregate & Palaeontology

Speakers:

  • Christopher Jass, Curator, Quaternary Palaeontology, Royal Alberta Museum
  • Katherine Bramble, Regulatory Assistant, Quaternary Palaeontology, Royal Alberta Museum
  • William Gowdy BSc., P.Geo., Manager, Sustainability & Environment, Northern Alberta Lafarge Canada Inc.
The Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton has a collection built on fossils unearthed during aggregate operations. In fact, thousands of fossils have been unearthed by aggregate operations across Alberta. Katherine Bramble and Chris Jass of the Royal Alberta Museum and Bill Gowdy, Manager, Sustainability & Environment, Northern Alberta, Lafarge Canada, will discuss the ongoing relationship between the Royal Alberta Museum and the aggregate industry.


William Gowdy BSc., P.Geo.
Manager, Sustainability & Environment, Northern Alberta Lafarge Canada Inc.

William Gowdy is currently the Environmental and Public Affairs Manager based in Edmonton for Lafarge Canada Inc. A graduate of Queens University and Sir Sandford Fleming College in geology, he has worked for 30 years in the geology and environmental fields in Canada and internationally. Bill currently manages environmental compliance, biodiversity and community engagement programs for Lafarge Canada Inc. in Northern Alberta and Northern Saskatchewan. He currently chairs the advisory committee for the Geology and Geo-Environmental programs for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and is a member of number of community and provincial sand and gravel committees.


Katherine Bramble 
Katherine Bramble is the Quaternary Palaeontology Regulatory Assistant at the Royal Alberta Museum where she works with industry to recover Alberta’s Ice Age fossils. She received a MSc from the University of Alberta.


Chris Jass