Rick Green, President/Owner, Canadian Rockies Earth Science Resource Centre
Education: Rick Green has a B. Sc. in Physics – Honors (1971) and a M. Sc. in Physics (1978), both from the University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.).
Rick is a semi-retired geophysicist who worked with Talisman Energy Inc. in Calgary (1985 – 2009), mostly drilling prolific gas wells in the Monkman area of NE B. C. Prior to that, he worked for Amoco Canada Petroleum Company Limited (1978 – 1985) in Calgary, Denver, New Orleans and Houston. He started his work as a geophysicist with the Earth Physics Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in Mould Bay, NWT and Resolute, NWT (1972 – 1976). After retirement from Talisman, he worked on contract for Petromanas Energy Inc. on seismic data from Albania (July 2010 – July 2011).
He has been a volunteer with the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre since 1998 in various positions and as President from May 2005 to June 2014. He was still active as the Past President until June 2018. The highlight of his time at the Museum was the unveiling of the Operation Bow Athabasca exhibit in May 2012.
He was involved with biathlon as a volunteer official (1990 – 2015), including being a Board member of Biathlon Alberta and the Alberta Biathlon Club for a number of years. As part of his Board duties, he was the Safety Chairman for a number of years and continued to be concerned about safety and fairness on the range for the biathletes. He took many biathlon courses and became an International Referee in 2003. He officiated at many biathlon events including Alberta Cups, North American Cups, Alberta Winter Games (Lethbridge, Red Deer, Canmore), Arctic Winter Games (Yellowknife, Ft McMurray), Canadian Championships (Canmore, Edmonton, Charlo, Quebec, Whistler), Canada Winter Games (Whitehorse), IBU Cups (Canmore), Junior Youth World Championships (Canmore) and World Cups (Canmore, Whistler), mostly as Chief of Range or International Referee. As a highlight of his volunteering, he was the Deputy Chief of Range at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. He was given a number of Alberta Official of the Year awards (1996, 2007), the Calgary Booster Club Biathlon Honored Leader award (2004) and the Biathlon Canada June Hooper award (2004).
In addition, he was the President of the Coronation Place Condominium Association in Calgary for 3 years (2002-2005). He has been on the Board of Canmore Place where CRESRC is located since 2016.
In November 2013, he became a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada (FGC). He also received a Special Commendation Award from the CSEG in March 2014. Additionally, he was in APEGA’s 100 year anniversary book for year 2011. He also received the Petroleum History Society Award in 2019.
He is particularly interested in seeing the geology of the mountains in the vicinity of the Bow Valley presented in an engaging way to students and the general public.