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2017 Geomatics Exposition

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The 20th Annual Geomatics Exposition

This career exposition - launched every year by GESS - provides the opportunity for geomatics students and industry to connect.

Students! Come in for 10 minutes, or stay for the whole day - this is your opportunity to learn about the many careers a geomatics degree can offer. A GESS membership is required for entry. Contact to buy your membership in advance for $10, or buy it at the door for $20.

If you're an industry representative, please contact our Expo Commissioner at to learn how you can reserve a booth. We request that your RSVP be sent by November 25th, 2016. 

We hope to see you there!

Fall 2016: Welcome Back

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Geomatics Exposition Information

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2015/2016 GESS Elections

Last Updated: 2 years 2 months ago

It's elections season! Now that the nomination period is over, voting will soon be underway. Over the next week, you can expect the following to happen:

  1. Election polls will be open Wednesday March 25th at 8 AM to Thursday March 26th at noon.
  2. Winners will be announced Thursday March 26th at "Geo Does LazerRanch". See your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year reps for more info!
  3. Transition dinner for the outgoing and incoming executives will be at the Wildrose Brewery on Wednesday April 1st.

The poll is available here, and will be open until March 26th at noon.
Please check your GESS ID Number here for voting, or email

Unclaimed/Empty Positions

If you are interested please contact Adam Bhavnani (aka El Presidente) directly at

  • Events Commissioner

Acclaimed Positions

Congratulations on your new position! Looking forward to seeing you at the transition dinner!

  • President - Marnie Dunbar
  • VP Academic - Christine Cao
  • VP Events - Arthur Lu
  • VP Finance - Colin Edgar
  • Webmaster - Breanna Hartman
  • 4th Year Rep - Amanda Wong
  • Artistic Commissioner - Jennifer Busser
  • Expo Commissioner - Sara Beth DeMong/Anna Ross
  • Secretary - Olivia Bakstad

Contested Positions

If you're running for a contested position, best of luck to you in your upcoming campaign!

  • VP External - Dustin Gutsche and Steven Schroeder
  • 3rd Year Rep - Camilo Cortes and Nathan Patton
  • Switzerland Commissioner - Calvin Bochulak and Dominik Obad


VP External

  • Dustin Gutsche

    When selecting a university I came to U of C specifically to enroll in Geomatics. I believe Geomatics is a multi-faceted discipline with a wide sweeping ability to improve our world, a cutting edge source of innovation, and a game changer in the way we understand space and relationships.

    As VP External I would purposefully pursue my role by actively networking with companies, professional associations and other student groups to advance our society at the U of C and our emergence as a profession as a whole according to the vision of GESS and the desires of its members by:

        - Completing all duties as specified in the constitution to a level of excellence- Investigating the possibility of broadening our role as the premiere Geomatics school in Canada and the world by expanding our access/knowledge of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association and Alberta Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Association opportunities and resources, as well as investigating the increased involvement with other agencies such as the Alberta Geomatics Group to help serve the needs of specialists in remote sensing, data processing and photogrammetry not so well served by our existing relationships.

        - Conducting a feasibility study and if reasonable helping GESS develop an action plan for hosting a Geomatics Conference that covers all disciplines of our faculty not just engineering and surveying.

        - Ensuring that the merchandise/homeroom upgrades offered by our sponsorship partners meets the needs and desires of our membership.

    My relevant experiences at the U of C include VP External for the Engineering Students Society, past Schulich Engineering Competition Designer, Western Engineering Competition Senior Design Director, International Engineering Competition Volunteer Lead and the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Congress Chair. Additionally I have served on a handful of charities and represented our student body on both UCEE and SSAF.

    Entering my final year of studies with an 80% course load I believe I have the time, the experience and the passion to deliver beyond the requirements of the role.

  • Steven Schroeder
    Please consider me for the position of VP-External for the Geomatics Engineering Student Society (GESS).

    I ran for VP-External last year and would like to run again. I would be a proficient and capable candidate, having prior experience organizing engineering meetings between industry and engineering students before. I served as Chaiman & Treasurer for the ASM-Orange Coast chapter (ASM International-the Materials Information Society) for multiple years. Many speakers from these meetings were from major aerospace companies, such as Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Biomed companies such as St. Jude.

    Currently many of the external meetings held on campus are with local survey companies, I believe these meetings to be very beneficial to future surveyors. In addition to these meetings I would like meetings with a GIS or Aerospace connection.

    If we could also get involved with high schools in the city to create awareness about Geomatics. This could be with handouts or special events such as Geocaching to foster the next Geomatics Engineers.

     Next year I hope to contribute my skills and efforts to coordinate the connection of professionals in the Geomatics industry with the Geomatics Engineering Students.

3rd Year Rep

  • Nathan Patton

    I am an extremely outgoing and engaging individual who thrives in public speaking and social settings. I go out of my way to personally meet everyone in my year and each of our profs and ta's. I feel that I would be the ideal choice for 3rd year rep as I will proudly represent myself and my peers on behalf of our year and will put in any work necessary in order to make our third year the best that it can be.

  • Camilo Cortes


    To be the 3rd year Rep for the Geomatics Engineering Student Society in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

    What Will I Do For You?

    ·     Promptly bring any questions or suggestions you might have about the program or GESS to the council and get back to you with an informative response in a timely manner.

    ·     Keep you up to date with the many fun, educational, and professional events GESS organizes throughout the year for us to take advantage of.

    ·     Provide ideas to the council that could improve our experience as students.


    ·     Assertive and outgoing when speaking in public.

    ·     Enthusiastic and reliable.

    ·     Easy to approach.

    My Promise

    By voting for me to become your 3rd year rep you will enable me to assist you in becoming more involved in the fun events that we can all benefit from, enhancing our experience as we progress in our lives as engineers!

Switzerland Commissioner

  • Calvin Bochulak

    I would be an excellent Switzerland Commissioner as I am extremely hard working, outgoing, and committed to doing the best job possible. I am planning on attending the 2016 Trip after finishing my third year in Geomatics Engineering and would therefore be an ideal applicant for this position.

  • Dominik Obad

    Currently a Third Year Geomatics student, who will be participating in the Switzerland trip this summer. I will have the advantage of previously experiencing the trip and can bring that knowledge to next years trip.



- Breanna


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2015 Geomatics Exposition

Last Updated: 2 years 4 months ago

Tomorrow (January 29) over 30 companies will be in attendance in MacEwan Hall A/B to meet students and help the wonderful world of Geomatics grow! GESS memberships will be required to attend, but they can be purchased at the door for $20 if you don't already have one. First year engineering students will get in for free. 

For more details on the Geomatics Exposition:

We hope to see you out there with your resumes and your business casual attire! 


- Breanna

Trimble Industry Night

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Geo Ski Trip

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Geo Ski Trip Money Due

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Don't forget to get your money into Jeff by December 5th.

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Geo Hockey Night

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