Kerry J. Cupit

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Objective To pursue a career in geology while utilizing my strengths in technology.
Highlights of Qualifications
  • B.Sc in Earth Sciences (Geology) from Simon Fraser University (BC, Canada) (2009)
  • Registered with APEG BC as a Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT)
  • Professional-level database, GIS and information technology skills from a previous career
  • Proven ability to work in varied conditions, climates and cultures
  • A critical thinker who is diplomatic, positive, and always friendly
  • Featured in Simon Fraser University's 2009 student recruitment campaign
  • Featured by Yale Secondary School as a distinguished alumnus in 2009
  • B.Sc in Earth Sciences (Geology) from Simon Fraser University (BC, Canada) (2009)
  • Highlights of earth science courses taken to date:
    • Ore mineralogy
    • Global tectonics
    • Environmental geoscience (mass wasting, risk assessment) and terrain analysis
    • Sedimentary, metamorphic & igneous petrology
    • Stratigraphy and advanced sedimentology
    • Rock & soil mechanics and engineering
    • Hydrogeology & groundwater geochemisty
    • Quaternary geology
  • Training in Gemcom Surpac 6.1 (2008) (Foundation, Geology and Resource Modeling)
  • Attended AME BC Exploration Field Safety Awareness Workshop (2005)
  • Graduated with honours from Yale Secondary School (Abbotsford, BC)
Professional Experience

March 2010 - Present

Project Geologist


LexamVG Gold Inc.

Project management of 1 of 3 diamond drills on multiple properties in the Timmins, Ontario gold camp, including spotting proposed drillholes using survey-grade GPS equipment (Trimble), drillhole planning, daily core logging, geological interpretation using Gemcom GEMS, and preparing displays for investors.

August 2009 - February 2010

Consulting Geologist


Rio Minerals Ltd.

Prospecting, field mapping and GIS mapping for polymetallic veins, epithermal, red-bed copper and high sulphidation deposits in British Columbia, Bolivia and Mexico. Identified and collected soil and rock samples for assay. Contributed to assessment reports, built compilation and special-use maps, Google Earth visualizations and databases.

Summer 2008

Data Management Geologist


Copper Fox Metals Inc.

Primary contact for on-site multi-million dollar geology operations at the Schaft Creek porphyry copper deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada. Interacted with consulting engineers and government officials. Managed junior geologists and performed lithological and geotechnical core logging. Operated oriented core drillhole tool, located and flagged new drill sites, maintained 3D project maps in Surpac and built and maintained drilling progress website.

February 2008

Crew Geologist


Mars Society Canada

Planned, designed and executed self-directed research into the feasibility of soil gas as a resource indicator in a Mars analogue setting. Conducted introductory-level geology instruction to engineers and biologists on the crew during our two week simulated mission to Mars in the Utah desert. Involved in public outreach in interviewed by CBC, SFU and newspapers for participating in the all-Canadian team. Research abstract available here.

2000 - 2007

Website Developer


Stargate Connections Inc.

Built websites using HTML, PHP and CSS for a wide range of clients. Set deadlines, managed projects, and communicated with designers, photographers and network consultants to ensure projects were completed on-time and under budget.
Awards & Competitions
  • $2,500 grant from the Canadian Space Agency to attend IAC 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Full BC 1998 Passport to Education scholarship
  • Winner of 1993 IBM Computer Technology Award
  • First-place winner of the 1993 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair
  • Participant in the 1993 Canada Wide Science Fair
Volunteer & Non-profit

September 2007 - April 2008



Earth Science Student Union, Simon Fraser University

Manage finances, report to the president and members, monitor funding levels and make recommendations based on a number of factors.

January 2005 - July 2007

Founder / Co-maintainer


Online community

Organized, built and maintained a strong online community of 150+ people. Coordinated events, assessed new membership applications and mediated interpersonal problems between members.
  • English - first language, very proficient
  • Spanish - limited comprehension
  • French - limited comprehension
  • Danish - limited comprehension
  More samples and references available upon request.
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