Councillor Dennis Arne (2016-2017)
Dennis Arne (RPGeo & PGeo) is Principal Consultant – Geochemistry and Director of CSA Global Canada. He has been a principal geochemical consultant for the last seven years based primarily out of Vancouver, initially with ioGlobal (now Reflex Geochemistry) and then with a small consulting group, Revelation Geoscience Ltd, prior to their merging with CSA Global in 2012. Before moving to Canada he was a contract Senior Geochemist and consultant for Geoscience Victoria, Australia where he undertook orientation studies in lithogeochemistry, partial extraction soil geochemistry, hydrogeochemistry and hyperspectral analysis as part of the Gold Undercover initiative. He ran his own geological and environmental consultancy for nearly a decade in Australia where he worked in mineral exploration as well as undertaking geotechnical and land capability assessments. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Applied Geochemistry and Economic Geology at the Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University and Lecturer in the same areas at the University of Ballarat, Australia. Dennis was a Killam post-doctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University in the early 1990s where he applied thermochronological methods to petroleum maturation and tectonic studies and prior to that worked for several years as a consultant to the global petroleum industry. He has completed a Graduate Diploma in Hydrogeology and Groundwater Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, a PhD in thermochronology applied to mineral deposits at The University of Melbourne, a MSc in economic geology at Lakehead University, and a BSc Honours at the University of Regina. He has worked extensively in Canada and Australia, with occasional forays into South America, Africa and Antarctica. Dennis has served on the AAG Council for the last two years and is currently the AAG coordinator for the Society News section of Elements magazine.