O.C., S.O.M., Ph.D., LL.D., FCAE, FEIC, FRCGS, P.Eng., P.Geo.
Dr. Jack Mollard has over 65 years of engineering, geological, airphoto and satellite image interpretation and multidisciplinary terrain mapping experience. Jack served as head of the airphoto analysis and engineering geology division at the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) and as a consultant on aerial resource mapping to the governments of Sri Lanka and Pakistan from 1952 to 1956. He was also named as an advisor to the Shaw Royal Commission on agriculture in Newfoundland, and was a visiting lecturer at several prominent universities including, among others, Cornell, Harvard, and UC Berkeley. In 1956 Jack started his own firm (the original J.D. Mollard and Associates Limited) which completed over 5,000 consulting assignments to explore, discover, map, evaluate and develop natural resources and industry infrastructure. These study projects were carried out across Canada, on every continent throughout the world, and even the surface of Mars!
Jack’s professional experience includes terrain mapping and evaluation for linear route and site selection and characterization; aggregate location and development; natural hazard mapping and evaluation (slope stability, flooding, erosion, expansive soils, etc.); surface water and groundwater development investigation; soil and surficial geology mapping; land use and land cover mapping; geoenvironmental studies; mine, industrial mineral and petroleum prospecting; terrain sensitivity mapping for the forestry industry; waste disposal site location; and soil and groundwater contamination mapping and assessment.
Dr. Mollard has published two textbooks and more than 125 technical papers, and has presented over 80 short courses and workshops on the interpretation of aerial photographs and satellite imagery. He is the recipient of over a dozen national and international awards for achievements in geotechnical engineering, geology, hydrogeology and geography. In 2002 Jack was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (O.C.) for his many and varied contributions to Canadian engineering and remote sensing science. In 2010 he was furthered honoured with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (S.O.M.) for a lifetime of achievement in Saskatchewan.