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Arthur Szybalski

Future Hydrologist


I am an Honors Earth and Environmental Science (HB.Sc.) graduate, specializing in hydrology, groundwater management and atmospheric physics at McMaster University. Experienced as a leader, team worker, presenter and have a strong ability to solve problems. In addition, I am detail orientated and easily adapt to new tasks, challenges and environments.

My current goal is to secure a position that offers opportunities for long-term development and growth. My goal is to work with a team of driven individuals who want to solve hard problems and improve the future landscape of our environment.

Work History & Experience

Sep 2013Present

Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario

  • Student member with Association
  • Completion of required courses to become a professional geoscientist
  • Attend general meetings and networking events
Apr 2013Present

McMaster WaterNetwork Student Chapter 

McMaster University
  • Undergraduate Recruitment Executive
  • Recruit and notify the undergraduate students at McMaster about the Society
  • Help organize and support meetings and events.
Jan 2010Present

The Ontario Soccer Association

Vaughan, Ontario
  • Soccer referee for the Oakville Soccer Club, Burlington Soccer Club, and South Regional Soccer League.
  • Referee supervisor for youth referees at Oakville Soccer Club.
  • Held officiating position as both an assistant referee and main referee.
  • Officiated players ranging from 8 to 35 plus.
Apr 2015Present

McMaster Geography and Earth Science Society  

McMaster University 
  • Vice President of Finance in the Society
  • Interact with all undergraduate students within the Geography and Earth Science program at McMaster University.
  • Provide advice and personal academic experience to undergraduate students.
  • Manage society financial account, and ensure responsible amounts are spent on student engaging socials, meetings, and networking events.
  • Collaborate with six executive team members, in creating and running student events
May 2015Aug 2015

McMaster Watershed Hydrology Group

Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Undergraduate research assistant.
  • Research work was conducted on a reclaimed wetland, boreal forest environment, and laboratory setting.
  • Work was complete both alone and on a team with multiple graduate students
  • Weekly duties included:
    • Surface well measurements
    • Equipment check-ups of 5 eddy-covariance towers
    • Data logging
    • Wetland weir management
    • Surface gas chamber measurements
    • Leaf Area Index measurement of both forest and wetland sites
    • Redox probe and PRS installation and cleaning
    • Usage of water level loggers, conductivity meters, and soil moisture probes
Jan 2013Jan 2014

McMaster Centre for Climate Change

McMaster University, Hamilton
  • As an intern with the McMaster Centre for Climate Change. Focus was placed on researching and presenting information on the human effects towards climate change.
  • Regularly presented to audiences with as many as 30 attendees.
  • Assisted in more than 20 hours of fieldwork on research-based assignments.
  • Extensive communication with electric car specialist.
  • Constant interaction with two other interns.
  • Organization of presentable information of electric vehicle using power point, excel and word.


Jan 2012Jun 2016

Honors Earth and Environmental Sciences (HB. Sc)

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • Awarded a McMaster Entrance Scholarship in 2012 for high academic achievement in secondary school.
  • Lab skills include: use of HACH, ArcGIS, HTML, CSS, python, and both mineral and soil identification.
  • Fieldwork skills include: land surveying, data collection, report development, snow labs, and hydrologic well and piezometer measurements.
  • Relevant courses include: surface hydrology, contaminated groundwater management, geophysics, structural geology, cold environment and geochemistry.
  • Currently working on an undergraduate thesis with Dr. Sean Carey.