Alicia Bjarnason PGeol. MA. is a Senior Geoscientist with 15 years of experience within the resource sector. Alicia recently finishing her MA from the University of Calgary in the geography department, with a focus on feminist geography. Her project centred on the exploration of gendered spatial relations in professional women’s organizations in Alberta's resource sector.
She is currently the President of the AWSN, and the Program Director for the AWSN Work Re-engagement Program. Alicia is the former Program Manager for the BESTT Program (Bridge for Engineering, Science, Technology Talent), she is a Co-Founder of both the WINN Network (Women's Workplace Improvement Network) and WinSTEM week, and currently sits on the Women in APEGA Advisory Committee. Alicia has also volunteered for a variety of STEM related groups including CCWESTT, MentorUP Calgary, the Operation Minerva Calgary Program and GeoWomen. It the past few years Alicia has been recognized as a Women of Inspiration Nominee through Canadian Business Chicks, and has received both a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship and a Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award.