Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering

Spotlight Story: Dylan Foote

Author: GGE

Posted on May 27, 2022


Former Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering student Dylan Foote has seen some spectacular places, thanks to his career at Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

Dylan notes: “I have been fortunate enough to travel all across Nunavut and Northwest Territories. I have had many amazing experiences, learned so much and met many great people.” His experiences include meaningful projects, including completing bathymetric surveys to inform communities on the volume of drinking water in their reservoirs. “I also surveyed lots for new and improved water filtration systems and pumping stations,” he adds .One community in particular left a profound impression: “I was able to check something off the bucket list by going to Grise Fiord, the most northerly community in North America. A place filled with friendly people, history, culture and beautiful scenery. It was shocking to speak with local individuals and hear firsthand the changes in their water sources and way of living due to global warming.”

This experience has Dylan speaking up about the impact climate change has on the North: “I encourage you to read up on the history of the hamlet and the rapidly changing environments caused by global warming.” Read more about Grise Fiord and the effect of climate change on the Canadian North.

Photos submitted by Dylan Foote are from Grise Fiord, Sanikiluaq, Rankin Inlet, Arctic Bay, and Pond Inlet.