careerbuzz Norm Paterson

Today on your show our topic is “A Life Well Lived”. What is a life well lived? So when we say someone is living well or that they have lived a good life, we may simply mean that they are a good person, someone who is courageous, honest, trustworthy, kind, selfless, generous, helpful, loyal, principled, and so on. They possess and practice many of the most important virtues. Many people ask the question “how do I have a fulfilled life?” How do I balance career, with making money, and family time?”. And recently we hear “how do I make the world a better place?”. Today we hear from a remarkable individual who can NO DOUBT provide an expert point of view to answer this question.

Part 1 – Norman Patterson (2 mins).
Engineer Norman Paterson PhD has lived a remarkable life and has had a highly successful career as an engineering Geophysicist specializing in the mining industry first in Canada then globally. He among others pioneered the invention of devices that could detect ore deposits eliminating the need to actually dig during exploration. He has helped discover over 20 commercial mineral deposits during his long career. He is the author of many books both fictional and non-fictional including a “history of Mining Geophysics in Canada”
He is professional engineer in Ontario. He started his undergraduate work at the UofT in 1945, and after 3 years in the army, and 2 years in the oil industry obtained a PhD in 1956. In 1999 he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and honor only given to the very few. He resides in the beautiful Georgian Bay region of Ontario among the apple orchards and rolling hills and meadows.

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