Feb. 16 Dealing with Adversity ~ Jennifer Kingsbury

Dealing with Adversity: The Journey of a Hard of Hearing Female Geologist

Tuesday, February 16 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm (MST)
Register at: CSPG GeoWomen Page 
This is a FREE event - All genders welcome - No membership required.


Dealing with adversity is a life skill, especially with the current upheavals in our society.   We are experiencing change in how we work, in our health systems, energy systems and economies.  How can we adapt as individuals?  How can we live with and thrive through events over which we have no control?

Join GeoWomen for a talk about someone who was born with a severe hearing loss and how dealing with life long adversity made a person who is resilient, adaptable and successful.  She will also talk about how physically disabled people can bring unique skills to the workforce that can contribute to a company or team’s success.  She will share these insights about her journey and inspire people to overcome barriers even when the odds are stacked against them. 


Jennifer is a 21 year Professional petroleum geologist that has worked in all kinds of exploration and production companies in a technical capacity from exploration to reservoir geology.  Jennifer has worked at Crestar Energy, Burlington Resources Canada, Devlan Exploration, Compton Petroleum Corp, Ravenwood Energy and Harvest Operations Corp.  She has recently consulted with Karve Energy under her own consulting company, Kingsbury GeoScience Inc. She was born and raised in Calgary and got her B.Sc in Geology here at U of C. 

Rocks have always been her passion and she has had an impressive rock collection since grade two.  Jennifer adores reading books of all genres and practicing her new sommelier skills with her WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) level 2 certification.  She loves all kinds of sports, but in particular, she enjoys rock climbing, sailing and hiking the most.  She loves to travel to new destinations around the world and enjoys investigating the area’s history and vineyards.   Jennifer is currently volunteering with GeoWomen as their events coordinator and has mentored recently immigrated geologists helping them  navigate Calgary’s geoscience community through Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council.