Celebrating over 60 Years of Heritage, Innovation & Success.

Since 1956, JDMA has been a world-wide leader in providing practical, innovative consulting solutions to engineering, geoscience and environmental challenges - on Planet Earth and beyond.

1947: Jack Mollard graduates from Purdue

Jack completes his Master's in Engineering at Purdue University becoming the first Canadian to study airphoto interpretation for terrain analysis.
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1952: Jack Mollard Ph. D.

Jack completes his Ph.D. from Cornell University under Don Belcher.
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1961: Shoreline erosion for Lake Diefenbaker

JDMA conducts the first shoreline erosion studies for the future Lake Diefenbaker that would impound the South Saskatchewan River near Coteau Creek.
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1965: George Mollard begins at JDMA

George begins a 45 year career working at J.D. Mollard & Associates.
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1970's: Pipeline Route Studies

JDMA is involved in a number of routing, terrain mapping and construction materials searching studies for a number of arctic pipeline projects, including the MacKenzie Valley and Alaska Pipelines.
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1972: First Landsat MSS satellite images

JDMA begins interpreting satellite imagery as the first commercial satellite images from Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner is available.
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1972: First publication of the Blue Book

Jack Mollard first published his famous textbook Landforms and Surface Materials of Canada.
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1986: Lynden Penner Starts Employment

Current owner and President, Lynden Penner, begins his career with JD Mollard.
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1987: First ground conductivity studies

JDMA acquires its first EM-31 ground conductivity meter to support aggregate exploration studies.
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1988: Lineament analysis for potash mining industry

JDMA conducted photo-lineament studies for potash mines in south-central Saskatchewan. JDMA would conduct several more studies on lineaments for the potash industry over the next several years.
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1993: Mars Geography

JDMA works with NASA to interpret Mars satelite imagery
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1999: Jack Mollard is awarded the Julian C Smith medal

Jack is awarded the Engineering Institute of Canada's Julian C Smith medal awarded for "Achievement in the Development of Canada".
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2000: Pipeline Stress-Corrosion Cracking studies

Development begins on a predictive model for Stress-Corrosion Cracking in buried pipelines.
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2003: Nunavut Roads

The government of newly formed Nunavut hires JDMA to route a series of all-season roads connecting the northern communities of Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake and Whale Cove
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2003: Peace-Athabasca Delta

JDMA is contracted by BC Hydro to investigate geomorphic changes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta.
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2005: Great Sand Hills Regional Environmental Study

JDMA is part of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Great Sand Hills Regional Environmental Study (RES), providing expertise on terrain, land cover changes, and erosion susceptibility modelling.
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2009: Jack Mollard receives the Sir John Kennedy Medal

Jack is awarded the Sir John Kennedy Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada.
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2010: Lynden Penner takes over as president of J.D. Mollard and Associates

Jacks resigns as president, passes the baton to long-time employee Lynden Penner.
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2013: Using GPR to locate unmarked grave sites

JDMA acquires and begins to use a Ground Penetrating Radar to locate unmarked graves and artifacts at various archaeological sites across Saskatchewan.
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2015: UAV Surveying

JDMA aquires its first unmanned aerial vehicle system; research begins into the use of UAV-generated orthomosaics and DEMs.
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2016: Celebrating 60 Years

JDMA celebrates 60 years of business.
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2017: Jack Mollard passes away

Jack Mollard passes away, bringing a remarkable career to a close. January 3, 1924-September 13, 2017.
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2018: Company history book is published

The 60 year company history book is published in 2018.
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2019: Landforms and Surface Materials of Canada - 9th Edition Published

Originally written and compiled by Dr. Jack Mollard in 1972 it remains in use by several universities and for industry workshops.
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2020: New Location

Moved to our new location at 2215-A Emmett Hall Road, Regina, consolidating our office space, lab facilities and field equipment in one location.
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2021: Project Highlight

Appointed by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency for Quality Control and Quality Assurance for the provincial wetland and drainage mapping project.
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2022: Project Highlight

Commissioned by Hatch to complete a baseline geomorphological assessment for the El Chaparral Hydroelectric Project in El Salvador utilizing satellite imagery, LiDAR data and available field and technical information.
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2022: Delivery of online terrain analysis workshop

Delivered our first online 3D terrain analysis workshop utilizing anaglyph images created from Dr. Mollard’s Landforms and Surface Materials of Canada. One hundred and twelve (112) people participated from across Canada and elsewhere.
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