Announcements

New General Manager Edmonton

Today, we are excited to introduce Lara Suriyakumaran as our the newly appointed General Manager of our Edmonton operations. The shift in this new direction creates more room for growth in our emerging leaders and best aligns our current VPs with their passion. This promotion provides well deserved advancement growth to Lara, someone who has […]

Announcing Our Newest Indigenous Partnership

We are ecstatic to announce our newest indigenous partnership: Kitikmeot Challenger LP. Founded April 3, 2023, Kitikmeot Challenger LP. is our first majority Inuit-owned company. It is a partnership between Kitikmeot Corporation,  the economic development arm of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and Challenger Geomatics Ltd. Together we hope to bring prosperity and training for Inuit […]

Michael Lee, ALS, MBA, P.Eng is named new VP in Edmonton

After an extensive search, Challenger has found our new Vice President of Edmonton Operations. Michael Lee was previously a Branch Manager for Maltais Geomatics and then Altus Geomatics, and has been an Alberta Land Surveyor (ALS) for a little over 10 years. During his time in the field and then as a Project Manager, Michael […]

Introducing Deetrin Geomatics, A New Partnership with the Gwich’in Development Corporation

With Deetrin Geomatics, Challenger is thrilled to announce another new Indigenous partnership which will strengthen our longstanding relationship with the Gwich’in of the Northwest Territories. This new company will be majority-owned by the Gwich’in Development Corporation (GDC). Challenger looks forward to working with our new partner on a variety of projects. Deetrin Geomatics will provide […]

Introducing Challenger’s New Calgary Vice President, Mike Fretwell

Mike Fretwell is rejoining the Challenger team as the new Vice President, Operations in Calgary. Mike is an ALS and CLS with over 20 years of leadership experience. Earlier in his career, Mike spent 10 years at Challenger Geomatics as a Project Manager leading numerous projects. However, his passion was to start his own business, […]

Inukshuk Geomatics Celebrating 20-Year Partnership with IDC

Building on our significant experience operating in the north, Challenger Geomatics has formed strong relationships with many local Indigenous partners, and we are pleased to be celebrating, alongside our Inuvialuit partners, this important milestone. Inukshuk Geomatics is an Indigenous-owned company providing professional geomatics services in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories. This includes the […]

Introducing a New President and CEO of Challenger Geomatics

As we look forward in early 2021, we are excited to officially announce that Challenger Geomatics has a new President and CEO. Paul Burbidge has been with Challenger for over 15 years, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer and previously as VP of Northern Operations and Branch Manager of our Whitehorse office. “I can’t […]

New Relationship with Ermineskin Cree Nation

We are excited to announce our newest Indigenous partnership with the Ermineskin Cree Nation (ECN), a member of the Four Nations of Maskwacis, Alberta. Challenger has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ermineskin Resource Development (ERD). Under the MOU, Challenger will strategically partner with ERD in order to generate income and job opportunities for […]

Challenger is adapting to COVID-19

Safety comes first at Challenger Geomatics! We consider the well-being of our team members, clients, partners, friends, and the general public to be of the utmost importance. Safety is paramount to us – it is one of our core values that we share with our clients, partners and friends. In this spirit, we want you […]

Challenger Geomatics is now a member of NAABA

Challenger has recently joined the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA). This is part of our ongoing commitment to working and partnering with indigenous peoples on geomatics activities within their regions. NAABA is dedicated to supporting aboriginal people and promoting businesses, jobs and training in the Wood Buffalo area. As an associate member, our hope […]

Announcing Sub-Arctic Surveys Joining Challenger

We are excited to announce that Sub-Arctic Surveys Ltd. is joining with Challenger Geomatics Ltd. Sub-Arctic is a leading, professional survey firm with headquarters in Yellowknife and a seasonal field office in Iqaluit. With a presence now established in all three of Canada’s northern territories – Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories – this builds […]