Barry Reid Bishop was a graduate of the University
of Alberta in civil engineering. He articled to Ronald J. Moen and was
commissioned as an Alberta Land Surveyor on May 17,
- He also held commissions as an Saskatchewan Land
Surveyor and a Dominion Land Surveyor.
- Barry had the privilege of participating in a variety of remote
positioning, location, navigation, survey and mapping projects in Northern,
Arctic and offshore Canada in the 1960s and 1970s.
he was elected to the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association Council and, in
was elected president.
- During his time on Council, he was known as “our
philosopher” and wrote a number of briefs to the Association including
“Recycling, Retraining and Regeneration,” “Canada in a Volunteer-Based
Society” and “The Role of the Surveyor in Accepting Responsibility for Input
for Future Development of Canadian Society.”
- He left the ALSA in
he returned to the Association as a retired member.