Mike Schoen teaches in the departments of chemical and biological engineering and mining and mineral processing at the University of British Columbia, where he has been an instructor for 22 years. He is a member of the steering committee for the Centre for Training Excellence in Mining, British Columbia, and on the advisory board of the Centre for Training Excellence in Petroleum, British Columbia. He holds a M.A. Energy and Mineral Resources, Petroleum Engineering, from University of Texas at Austin (1985); a M.A. English, from University of Texas at Austin (1983); and a B.A. Hons. English, from Simon Fraser University (1979).
Mike Schoen served as lead Director, Chair of the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees for Bucking Horse Energy from 1996-2013. From 2003-2013 he served as Director, Chairman of the Board, and Chair of the Audit Committee, for Gemini Energy. From 1992-2005 he was Director of Netco Energy, Cubix Acquisitionco, Ultra Petroleum Holdings, CubixUltra Petroleum, Ultra Petroleum and Ris Resources. He was part of the founding group of Ultra Petroleum which is today a public company with gross revenues of about $1 billion.