The Department of Earth and Environmental Science, in which Kirk Woodman (B.Sc, Acadia, 1985) was an undergraduate student from 1981-1985, is deeply saddened by his death while working in Burkina Faso. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
Kirk worked for Progress Minerals, based in Vancouver, but lived in the Halifax area. He was abducted and subsequently shot by the abductors from the mining site in the north of the country. He had worked in Burkina Faso and neighbouring Niger for many years. Several years ago he was the banquet speaker at the end-of-year dinner, when he told of his experiences in Niger, illustrated with beautiful images of that semi-desert region.
Kirk's obituary can be seen at https://www.arbormemorial.ca/atlantic-sackville/obituaries/kirk-woodman-kenneth-kirkland/29375/