Susan Hollingshead

Associate Professor Emeritus

Geological Engineering Program

Not accepting students

Susan retired from an active teaching role at UBC effective July 2023.  She has been a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Geoscientist in BC since 1989/1993 respectively.  Her former teaching responsibilities in the Geological Engineering Program included:

  • development and delivery of EOSC 445, a capstone design course which gives fourth-year undergraduate students the opportunity to work in small groups on geological engineering design projects drawn from industry, with a local industry professional as Project Sponsor;
  • development and delivery of EOSC 240, a course in site investigation for second-year geological engineering students; and
  • co-delivery (with Dr. Erik Eberhardt) of EOSC 210, Earth Science for Engineers, a required course for all second-year civil, mining, environmental and geological engineering students.

Susan is always happy to hear from her former EOSC 445 students looking for academic references for graduate school applications.

MBA with distinction, Western University, 1999
BASc (Geological Engineering), University of British Columbia, 1985

Susan started teaching in the UBC Geological Engineering Program in 2012, and retired as an Associate Professor of Teaching Emeritus in 2023.  Prior to joining UBC, her work experience included 15 years in the private sector, mainly with Klohn Crippen Berger, a Vancouver-based engineering consulting firm.  This was followed by 12 years managing people, funding and transportation infrastructure in the public sector, primarily with TransLink, the transportation authority for the Metro Vancouver region.  Susan has worked on diverse engineering projects in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Northwest Territories, as a laboratory technician, field engineer, design engineer and project manager, as well as a variety of other corporate and administrative roles.  She has been registered with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia as a Professional Engineer since 1989 and a Professional Geoscientist since 1993.