J.R. (Rod) Buchko

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As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 1999

Rod Buchko was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan in October 1952. He graduated from Calgary's Ernest Manning High School in 1970. Rod graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA in 1974 and from the University of Alberta with a BSc. in 1987.

Articles were served under Alberta Land Surveyors Leo Raessler and Vic Wolchansky. Rod received his commission on September 27, 1999. "Conflicting Interpretations of a Blind Line: A Case Study" was the topic of the technical report submitted as part of the qualifying examination.

Rod worked with Clayton-Pang Surveys Ltd. from 1988 to 1992 doing Real Property Reports, subdivisions, and layouts. He was employed by The Cadastral Group from 1992 to 1997 where he gained further municipal experience in addition to doing oilfield surveys. From 1997 to the present, Rod has worked for the Edmonton office of Challenger Surveys & Services Ltd.

Philately, bibliophily, mountain biking, and walking are a few of the leisure activities that Rod enjoys.