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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review



Adrian Hickin, Ph.D., P.Geo.


Job title: Director of Cordilleran Geoscience


Adrian is responsible for managing the BC Geological Survey’s field staff and activities.



Simon Fraser University (B.Sc., 1999)

University of Victoria (M.Sc., 2003)

University of Victoria (Ph.D., 2013)



Adrian joined the BC Geological Survey in 2012 having worked at the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines since 2004 in the Oil and Gas Division and Mining and Mineral Division. Adrian is a Quaternary geologist with research interests in Quaternary history and land systems, drift prospecting, near-surface geophysics, stratigraphy and sedimentology, groundwater, fluvial architecture and geomorphology, drift thickness and bedrock topography mapping, aggregate potential mapping, ultra-shallow gas and shale gas. In addition to British Columbia, he has worked in Guyana, Ontario and Alberta.  


Adrian Hickin is the Director of Cordilleran Geoscience section at the British Columbia Geological Survey where he is responsible for managing the BC Geological Survey's field staff and activities. The Cordilleran Geoscience Section conducts regional mapping, geochemical field surveys, and targeted mineral deposit studies.