B.R. (Barry) Bishop

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Barry Reid Bishop was a graduate of the University of Alberta in civil engineering. He articled to Ronald J. Moen and was commissioned as an Alberta Land Surveyor on May 17, 1965.

He also held commissions as an Saskatchewan Land Surveyor and a Dominion Land Surveyor.

Barry had the privilege of participating in a variety of remote positioning, location, navigation, survey and mapping projects in Northern, Arctic and offshore Canada in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1978, he was elected to the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association Council and, in 1981, was elected president.

During his time on Council, he was known as “our philosopher” and wrote a number of briefs to the Association including “Recycling, Retraining and Regeneration,” “Canada in a Volunteer-Based Society” and “The Role of the Surveyor in Accepting Responsibility for Input for Future Development of Canadian Society.”

He left the ALSA in 1985 but in 2002, he returned to the Association as a retired member.