Curriculum Vitae

Andrew Leyzack, C.L.S. Chair of FIG Commission 4

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:  4 June, 1966

Nationality:  Canadian

Status: Married to Karen

Current Position: Engineering Project Supervisor, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Biographical notes

A graduate of Humber College?s Hydrographic Survey Technologist program, Mr. Leyzack has been involved with surveying for over 20 years, with varied experience in topographic, cadastral, offshore/industrial and hydrographic surveys. He is a commissioned Canada Lands Surveyor and is currently serving as Hydrographer-in-charge of Western Arctic Surveys. He is past president of the Canadian Hydrographic Association and as the Canadian Delegate to FIG Commission 4.

  • 2004: Commissioned Canada Lands Surveyor and member of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS), Ottawa, ON.
  • 1992: Master of Small Passenger Craft, Camosun College, Victoria, BC.
  • 1989: Hydrographic Survey Technologist with honours, Land Survey Technologist with honours, Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Rexdale, ON.
  • 2007 ? 2011: Chair, FIG Commission 4
  • 2002 ? 2006: Vice Chair, Administration and Communications, FIG Commission 4.
  • 2002 ? 2006: National President, Canadian Hydrographic Association (CHA).
  • 2002 ? 2006: Member of Council, Canadian Institute of Geomatics.
  • 2004 ? 2005: Chair, ACLS-CHA Task Force on the Certification of Hydrographers.
  • 2000 ? 2002: Vice President, Canadian Hydrographic Association
  • 2008 ? Present: Engineering Project Supervisor, Hydrographer-in-charge, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Central and Arctic Region, Burlington, Ontario.
  • 1991 ? 2008: Multidisciplinary Hydrographer, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Central and Arctic Region, Burlington, Ontario. Engaged in various assignments in field surveys and cartography.
  • 1990: Technologist, Young and Young Surveying Inc., Toronto, Ontario. Instrument work for cadastral, topographic and engineering surveys.
  • 1989 ? 1990: Hydrographic Surveyor, Wimpol Incorporated (now Fugro), Houston, TX. Pipeline Services Division, specifically the River Crossing Surveys Section. Other duties included control survey and navigation for offshore exploration and construction.
  • 1988 ? 1989: Student Technician, Humber College, Survey Department, Rexdale, ON. Responsible for the maintenance and inventory of survey equipment/instruments, and for providing teaching assistance.
  • 1987 - 1988: Student Hydrographic Surveyor, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Central and Arctic Region. Engaged in surveys for chart production and revisory at various locations throughout central Canada?s inland waters. Duties included topographic and hydrographic surveying.
  • 1985 ? 1986: Watchkeeping Mate, Brigantine Romance, St. Thomas, USVI. Engaged in sail training and passenger charter throughout the US/UK Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward Islands, Caribbean Sea.
  • Leyzack, A., 2009, Economic Benefits of Hydrography in the Canadian Arctic- A Case Study, Proceedings of the 7th FIG Regional Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • Leyzack, A., 2008, Surveying with Objects- Efficiencies in Data Acquisition and Transformation, Proceedings of the Canadian Hydrographic Conference-National Surveyors Conference CHC-NSC2008, Victoria, Canada.

  • Herron, T., Craymer, M., Leyzack, A., Robinson, C., Monitoring Changes in Mean Sea Level across the Arctic with Tide Gauges and GPS Receivers, Proceedings of the Canadian Hydrographic Conference-National Surveyors Conferencde CHC-NSC2008, Victoria, Canada.

  • Lam, S., Leyzack, A., 2007, Integrating, CIS, ECDIS and Web-based Marine Information System for Maritime Navigation and Coastal Protection, Proceedings of the FIG Working Week 2007, Hong Kong SAR, China.

  • Leyzack, A., 2006, Efficiencies in Data Acquisition and Transformation, Proceedings of the XXIII International FIG Congress, Munich, Germany.

  • Leyzack, A., 2006, Platform Coordinate Reference System ? An Examination of Current Industry Practice and ISO CD19130.2. Report to FIG Standards Network, Munich, Germany

  • Leyzack, A., 2005, The Canada Lands Surveyor Commission ? A Recommended Role in the Certification of Hydrographic/Offshore Surveyors, Proceedings of the FIG Working Week 2005, Cairo, Egypt.

  • Leyzack, A., 1992, Heritage Launch Surveyor ? The CHA/CB Heritage Launch Surveyor Project, Lighthouse- The Journal of the Canadian Hydrographic Association


Andrew Leyzack
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Bayfield Laboratory
867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario L7R4A6
Tel. +  1 905 336 4538
Fax + 1 905 336 8916

14 September 2010