Waterline is excited to announce that Andrzej Slawinski has been awarded the Outstanding Mentor Award during the 2017 APEGA Summit Awards. Thank you Andrzej for being such a wonderful mentor to us all!
From the 2017 APEGA Summit Awards program:
"Although many accomplished leaders volunteer in formal mentoring programs, for a select few, inspiring and guiding other is innate. Dr. Andrzej Slawinski, P.Geol., is one of those natural-born mentors who selflessly shares knowledge and time to help others succeed.
Chief Technical Officer at Waterline Resources Inc., Dr. Slawinski has more than five decades of experience in geology. Born in Poland, he completed his PhD in hydrogeology in 1977 at Warsaw's Polish Academy of Sciences.
In 1982, Dr. Slawinksi and his family immigrated to Canada. He is fluent in three languages and has a working knowledge of four more - evidence of his international experience gained from working in Europe, Africa, southeast Asia, eastern Siberia, and co-author of numerous publications and hundreds of consulting reports.
Always available and generous with his time, Dr. Slawinski has attracted and mentored many young talents. Some have changed companies or even provinces to work with him. Waterline Resources Inc. was formed by three of his mentees, who convinced him to delay retirement to join the company. He acts as a technical adviser for senior and junior professionals alike, encouraging critical thinking and respectful practice.
Dr. Slawinski leads by example with an endearing, humble personality and a strong passion for life's adventures. An avid skier and mountaineer, he has attempted to climb the highest peak in North America twice, at ages of 73 and 74. Although he had to surrender to the 6,194-metre summit of Denali in Alaska, he conquered the hearts of his colleagues, who tracked his progress from Calgary using a satellite messenger unit."