Keynote title: “Exploration 17 Review of Advancements in Ground and Borehole Geophysical Systems and Interpretations”
President, Chief Geophysicist
Discovery Int’l Geophysics Inc.
Dennis Woods, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dennis Woods is part owner, president and chief geophysicist of Discovery International Geophysics Inc. Discovery is a full-service geophysical contractor and consultancy, specializing in electromagnetics, induced polarization and resistivity. The company is particularly focused on innovative technology and scientific research to improve the application of geophysics to the discovery of new mineral resources.
Dennis has a long career in mineral exploration geophysics, which has included a tenured position as Assistant Professor of Applied Geophysics at the Department of Geological Sciences, Queen’s University in the 80’s, and Chief Geophysicist of Granges Inc. (later Vista Gold Corp) in the 90’s. He has been a consultant thorough most of his career, and has founded a variety of geophysical contracting companies in Canada, USA and China.
Dennis graduated in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston in 1973, and then went on to earn a Masters in Engineering Geophysics at Queen’s in 1975, by carrying out a scale model study of the Crone borehole PEM system. He then spent almost 4 years in Canberra Australia, completing a Ph.D. degree in solid earth geophysics, before returning to Kingston in September 1979 to begin an academic career at Queen’s. This lasted until 1987 when he headed out west to BC, and started his career in the mineral exploration industry with a variety of positions in different geophysical contacting and mineral exploration companies, while working on his own and eventually in partnership with Brent Robertson in Discovery Geophysics, which is now celebrating its 20th year in business.