Bio (Mike Wei)
Environment and Sustainability
Mike Wei is a physical hydrogeologist. He works for the B.C. Ministry of Environment and leads the Groundwater and Aquifer Science Section in Victoria. His main work with the ministry relates to developing and implementing provincial groundwater policies and developing ways to better evaluate the province’s groundwater resource. Through his work, Wei raises awareness about the importance of B.C.’s groundwater resource and the need to manage and protect it. His research interests include surface water-groundwater interaction, groundwater resource availability evaluation and groundwater policy. He is passionate about teaching because of the inspiration he gets from learners, as well as the challenge of facilitating learning of the abstract (and often misunderstood) subject of groundwater.
In addition to his work as a hydrogeologist, Wei is an experienced instructor. He started teaching in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria in 1998 and then joined the Royal Roads faculty a year later. He also co-teaches a course on groundwater resource evaluation to professional engineers and geoscientists as part of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.’s professional seminar series.
Wei received his bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from the University of B.C. in 1982 and his Master of Science in Hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1991. He is a professional engineer registered in B.C.