S.L. (Stephen) Howard

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As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 1997 and updated in 2005

Stephen L. Howard was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick in June of 1957. He graduated from New Glasgow High School in Nova Scotia in 1975 and went on to attend the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute, graduating in 1983. In addition he received a B.A. in 1979 and a B.Ed.in 1993 from St. F.X. University.

Articles were served under Bruce E. Winton, ALS. Stephen also hold commissions as a Canada Lands Surveyor, a British Columbia Land Surveyor, and he is a retired Nova Scotia Land Surveyor.

The topic of the technical report submitted as part of the qualifying examination was "An Introductory Field Guide for Oilfield Surveys in Alberta." Commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor was received on June 13, 1997.

Surveying experience includes articling service in Nova Scotia from 1983 to 1987. From 1988 to 1991 Stephen owned and operated Johnson & Howard Surveys Limited in Pictou, Nova Scotia and from 1991 to 1992 was an instructor at the Nova Scotia College for Geographic Sciences. From 1993 until 1998, he was project surveyor with McElhanney Land Surveys (Alta.) Ltd. in Edmonton and, from 1998 until the present, he has been employed with Natural Resources Canada in Edmonton where he is presently Head, Cadastral Services Unit, Western Region.

Martial arts, cycling, and travel are a few of Stephen's extra-curricular activities.