DELTA, British Columbia, December 10, 2015 – Kîsik once again opened its doors for the annual holiday open house. Attended by wonderful clients, friends and family, the polished Piper Aztec and her new sibling shone brightly underneath festive hangar lights. This year featured an especially nice touch as guests were treated to a live music performance from Niska Napoleon.
Thanks for coming out, we look forward to seeing you all next year!
KÎSIK is hosting an Aboriginal History and Cultural Awareness Session
Musqueam Cultural Center October 16, 2015
Fostering Resiliency Monique Gray Smith
This engaging and inspiring workshop will provide a unique lens into the importance of focusing on resiliency in our work with Indigenous peoples. We will begin with an overview on how stress & trauma impacts wellness and the importance of understanding this when working with Indigenous peoples. We will look at our history as Indigenous people in Canada and how this history continues to influence the wellness of our families, communities and nations. We will explore the 4 Blankets of Resiliency: Strong sense of self; family; community; culture, language and connection to the land.
Intercultural Dialogue: Fostering Connection Through a Traditional Indigenous Lens Chastity Davis
Following Monique Gray-Smith's Fostering Resiliency morning session, the afternoon session will focus on deepening the learning of the History of Aboriginal People's of Canada, as well as dialogue about how it connects to individuals, businesses, and the larger Canadian and International communities. This part of the day session is the active and participatory learning piece. It requires everyone's energy and expertise in the room to co-create a safe and engaging environment to have meaningful conversations that move the dialogue of reconciliation forward. The co-creation of the dialogue is rooted in traditional Indigenous ways of connecting, sharing, and learning.
Profile / Bio of Monique Gray Smith and Chastity Davis
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BCMEA COR (Certificate of Recognition) of Safety Systems Program, in conjunction with WorkSafeBC
BCMEA COR of Safety Systems Program, in conjunction with WorkSafeBC, rewards and recognizes employers who voluntarily develop health, safety, and injury management systems. CORs can be earned by employers that successfully implement a safety management system and meet a set of audit standards. KISIK has been granted Certificates of Recognition (CORs) in two programs (Health and Safety and Injury Management) making a strong statement about how much we value our workers and how committed we are to ensuring the KISIK team and our workplaces are safe and secure from injury, illness and disease.
KÎSIK Purchases First Ultracam Eagle in Canada
RICHMOND, British Columbia, February 5th, 2013 - In an exciting step forward, Kîsik Aerial Survey has purchased a new Ultracam Eagle Digital Aerial Camera System - Vexcel Microsoft's flagship of their Ultracam line-up. With a footprint size of 20,010 x 13,080 pixels, this 260 megapixel camera lends excellent efficiency in addition to superior radiometric quality to almost any aerial mapping project. Using solid state storage technology and the same image processing workflow that was successful with the UltracamX - Microsoft UltraMap - the Eagle seamlessly take flight in the 2013 season.
KÎSIK Featured in the Money Section of The Province, 'Aerial Success'
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 20, 2013 - Kîsik Aerial Survey was featured in the Sunday edition of The Province. Paul Luke’s article opens a window into the world of aerial surveying and gives a good outline of the work that’s done and the challenges faced. Kîsiks President Teara Fraser is interviewed giving an overview of Kîsik’s rise in the aerial survey industry while managing to explain aerial surveying, breaking all misinterpretations about the industry and the work carried out.
Business In Vancouver Features Teara Fraser, 'Eye in the Sky'
RICHMOND, British Columbia, January 8-14, 2013 -Teara Fraser and Kîsik Aerial Survey were featured in the Small Business section of the Business Vancouver newspaper for the second week of January 2013. Teara Fraser, a recent recipient of the outstanding business achievement award at the Aboriginal Business Award talks about what lead her to start her aerial survey business and some of the challenges she had to overcome. Teara also gives some insight into the culture and values which have allowed for the success of Kîsik Aerial Survey.
KÎSIK hosts 3rd Annual Holiday Open House
RICHMOND, British Columbia, December 13, 2012 - – Kîsik once
again opened its doors for the third annual open house hosted, in the hangar
attended by the Kîsik Piper Aztec and a rebuilt Beechcraft Staggerwing for
ambiance. The mixture of wonderful clients, friends, family, students from SFU and BCIT, and
great food made for an extremely successful Holiday Open House full of good
Thanks for coming out, we look forward to seeing you all next year!
KÎSIK Officially Certified as a Climate Smart Business
RICHMOND, British Columbia, November 15, 2012 – Just last
week Kîsik was certified as a Climate Smart Business, but what does that actually
mean? As part of our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment we
measured our 2011 greenhouse gas emissions to have a benchmark and compare our future years of operation. In addition to quantifying our impact we
have put together a plan of reduction initiatives such as minimizing our paper
usage in the field and at the office, leveraging better aircraft cruise
settings, and having an energy efficient walk through of our facility. With some
of these initiatives already in place we are looking forward to our next
greenhouse gas inventory with Climate Smart to see how we did. Thank you
Climate Smart for all your help! For more information on Climate Smart Please visit https://climatesmartbusiness.com/
KÎSIK Recipient of Outstanding Achievement Award at BC Aboriginal Business Awards
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, November 26, 2012 – The BC Aboriginal Business Awards, presented by the BC Achievement Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation has officially announced KÎSIK as the winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in the two-to-ten person enterprise category. This award commemorates Kisik’s accomplishments as a small business and highlights the fact that Kisik’s commitment to excellence, adaptability, diligence, community, trust and joy result in a well-rounded dynamic company which puts quality and community first.
KÎSIK Team Member Eric Saczuk fundraising for SMD Boarding School, Nepal
RICHMOND, British Columbia, November 19, 2012 – The Beyond the Gates of Phu film premiere was a hit at Cinemark Tinseltown, International Village on November 15th. To raise money for the Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School for Himalayan Children located in Nepal, Eric Saczuk and his team are now promoting the Beyond the Gates of Phu Campaign, hoping to raise half a million dollars. Click on this website to learn more and to donate.
RICHMOND, British Columbia – October 19, 2012 – BCAC and BCAC Corporate Member KÎSIK Aerial Survey partnered to host two BCIT practicum students. Jisun and Lena are working towards their Airport Operations diploma from BCIT and now have completed their final practicum. The students were bright, energized, and eager to help out with projects for both the Aviation Council and KÎSIK Aerial Survey.
These two students worked with the KÎSIK team out of the operations office, located at the Vancouver International Airport South Terminal. They completed a variety of tasks including locating and providing integral information on all Municipal Airports located in British Columbia for the BCAC as well as taking part in the organizing and restructuring of the KÎSIK office operations. Both students brought a collection of diverse skills that came in handy for completing the tasks set out for them; many of which were learnt from the BCIT Airport Operations program. However, classroom skills cannot account for the energy and joy that these two ladies brought to the workplace. These students were eager to help out and brought their charming attitudes with them. They took part in weekly office meetings and were excited to update the team on their experiences and accomplishments.
KÎSIK Aerial Survey recognizes the importance of hosting practicum students from a business perspective as well as from an Aviation perspective. The knowledge which can be passed down to students through a practicum placement is invaluable and it is imperative for the industry to give back to the future generations; which is exactly what BCAC and KÎSIK Aerial Survey have done. As Cheryl Cahill states, “the practicum is such an integral part of the learning experience.” It is important to bring the students into this field with a solid background of knowledge on and off of the field. It is just a bonus that everyone involved has a great time!
KÎSIK Aerial Survey and BCAC both look forward to continuing their relationship with BCIT and hosting practicum students in the near future.
BCAC Announces Teara Fraser as new Executive Director
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 15, 2012 – The board of the British Columbia Aviation Council has officially welcomed KÎSIK President Teara Fraser as the newly appointed Executive Director of the board. The British Columbia Aviation Council was established in 1938 and works to promote shared interests of the aviation community in British Columbia. To see the official announcement please visit http://www.bcaviationcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/Newsrelease-ED-March-2012.pdf
KISIK hosts the 2nd Annual Holiday Open House
RICHMOND, British Columbia, December 11, 2011 – Under the roof of our heated hanger KÎSIK was able to host another successful Holiday Open House. We were joined by friends, family, our wonderful clients, and students from both BCIT and SFU. Thank you all for coming and see you next year!
KÎSIK President meets with The Honourable Rona Ambrose
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/medias-media/gp-pg/2011-01-eng.html VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 12, 2011 – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today hosted an economic roundtable in Vancouver to consult with women business leaders in preparation for Budget 2011.
KISIK hosts the 1st Annual Holiday Open House
Photo courtesy of Space Hog Graphics
RICHMOND, British Columbia – December 9, 2010 – KISIK hosts the 1st Annual Holiday Open House right inside our hangar.
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