J.G. (James) Durant
As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 2013
James Durant graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Earth Science in 2001. He served articles under Alberta Land Surveyors Jeffrey Johnston, ALS from February 1, 2009 to July 1, 2010 and then Bernard Lamarche, ALS until he received his commission on September 3, 2013.
Current employment is with Lamarche Land Surveyors Ltd. in Calgary.
James started his surveying career in 2004 working for Clayton Bruce, ALS.
He quickly realized his passion for surveying and started to work towards his CBEPS certificate which he obtained in 2009.
Employment experience is in both conventional and GPS legal surveys for residential construction and oil and gas industries.
Leisure activities include snowboarding, camping and travelling with his family, as well as running.