Purav Halvadia

What is your role at Valard Geomatics?

Project Manager (Previously worked in role of Geomatics Technician Lead & Geomatics Technician)

How has Valard Geomatics helped you in your career development?

Valard Geomatics has helped me immensely in my career development. At first, I was given the opportunity to transition from field to office and use my knowledge and experience to essentially start up the foundations of this company. Every year I have learnt new skills and improved my knowledge from great new additions to this company and grown. My current role is second promotion since starting at Valard Geomatics in April 2013 indicates what I have developed into compared where I had started my career.

Best vacation you’ve had?

Three & half weeks of thrill with two of my mates in Australia & New Zealand. Highlights of vacation were:

  • Stopping to help fellow kiwi mate with a busted car and getting stuck in the ditch instead with the campervan in Western New Zealand
  • Zoning out when standing on the ledge to do a 135m bungee jump and jumping feet first in Queenstown, NZ
  • Unknowingly booking & staying at a hostel in the red light district in Sydney, AUS

Describe what you were like at age 10.

A very shy boy who would not talk to any girls or play team sports with his friends. Enjoyed studying maps from atlases and loved to create sketches of countries that were imaginary.

What places have you lived in?

  • Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada