J. (John) Van Berkel

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John Van Berkel, ALS
Known for father of Steven Van Berkel, ALS

On the occasion of his nomination for Council, 2006

  • Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1948; moved to Edmonton, 1952.
  • Began surveying as a youngster with Associated Engineering in 1966 under the guidance of Marlin Sexauer and Ev Carefoot.
  • Started working with Coordinate Surveys Ltd. in 1969.
  • Graduated from NAIT in 1971 and then went to work full time for Coordinate Surveys Ltd.
  • Articled to Lorne Vanderford from 1974 to 1978.
  • Received ALS commission in 1978.
  • In 1989, Coordinate Surveys Ltd. was acquired by Stanley Associates and employment has continued with them.
  • Moved to Calgary in 1995.
  • Served on the Coordinate Based Cadastre Committee.
  • Served on the Practice Review Board from 1999-2003 including two years as chairman.
  • Currently on the ALSA Legislation Ad Hoc Committee and Boundary Panel.