Presented by AIG Director & President:
Andrew Waltho FAIG RPGeo
Membership has declined due to large drops in student applications, whilst members have increased slightly.
Encouraging students to participate in AIG activities will be a priority for both the board and state branches.
The influence of the National Graduate Group can be seen in the increase in Graduate numbers despite the decreases in Student numbers
W.A. accounts for 44% of AIG members, followed by Qld (14%), N.S.W. (10%) and Vic. (8%).
Overseas members are now the second – largest membership segment (after W.A.)
Women currently represent only 19% of AIG members.
The proportions of women members is greatest amongst younger geoscientists.
An effort to encourage women to consider geoscience careers is needed to achieve greater diversity in our profession.
Geoscience remains an aging profession.
252 members have elected to take up Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo) status.
14 new applications in 2019-20 mostly from overseas and Queensland members
Congratulations to the successful candidates for Board positions for 2020-2022:
Thank you to the retiring members of the 2019-2020 Board.
Eligible for re-election 2021.
Proposed changes to AIG’s Constitution and Code of Ethics to:
Both proposals were overwhelmingly endorsed by members: