Speakers

Listed below in alphabetical order by title

A, B, C, D, G, H, J, K, L, M, P, R, S, T, U, Y, Z

 

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Scott Anderson

Talk title:
Geology, Structure and Economic Potential of the Western Portion of the Oxford Lake–Knee Lake Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Superior Province, Manitoba
10:30 - 10:50 a.m., Saturday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects III session

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson is a Mineral Deposit Geologist with the Mineral Deposits Section of the Manitoba Geological Survey. Scott obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba in 1992 and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in 1998. His Ph.D. research focused on the tectonothermal evolution of a segment of the accretionary Laurentian margin in Newfoundland. Prior to joining the MGS in 2001, Scott worked four years in Mexico, conducting gold exploration as the Senior Structural Geologist for Campbell Resources Inc. His current research is focused on the tectonic and metallogenic evolution of the western Superior Province and the south margin of the Hearne craton.

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Chris Beaumont-Smith

Talk title:
Manitoba Mineral Exploration and Development Trends 2012
9:55 - 10:15 a.m., Friday, November 16
Opening Session

Chris Beaumont-Smith

Chris Beaumont-Smith is the Manager of Minerals Policy and Business Development in the Mineral Resources Division. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in structural geology from the University of New Brunswick.  Chris joined the Manitoba government as a mineral deposits geologist with the Manitoba Geological Survey, focusing on gold metallogenesis in the Trans Hudson Orogen.  Before joining the MGS, Chris worked with several major Canadian gold and base metal exploration and mining companies, and his interest in mineral exploration and his scientific background culminate in enthusiastic support for the minerals sector in Manitoba.

 

Ian Berzins

Talk title:
San Gold’s Transition from Explorer to Producer
10:45 - 11:05 a.m., Friday, November 16
Development Highlights session

Ian Berzins

Mr. Berzins is a mining engineer with 30 years of experience in engineering, mine operations, maintenance, human resources and senior mine management having worked in gold, oil sands, coal and base metals operations in North America.  For the past 3.5 years he has worked for San Gold Corporation as Chief Operating Officer where he has been responsible for overall mining operations. He has been instrumental in the transition for San Gold Corporation from an exploration company to a gold producer.  He previously held senior management positions with Sherwood Copper, Albian Sands and Suncor Energy and served as General Manager at several Canadian gold mining companies including Harmony Gold (Canada) Limited, Echo Bay Mining (Lupin Operations) and Miramar Con Mine.  He is registered as a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. 

 

Christian Böhm

Talk title:
Geoscience Advances in Manitoba’s Far North
1:30 - 1:50 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects I session
Christian Böhm

Christian Böhm received his diploma degree in structural geology and Ph.D. in geochronology and isotope geology from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. He did post-doctoral research and teaching at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, prior to joining the Manitoba Geological Survey (MGS) ten years ago. In Manitoba, Christian’s focus has primarily been on the Precambrian evolution of the Archean Superior and Hearne cratons using geological mapping, geochemistry, structural, isotope and geochronological methods. Since 2009 Christian has been Head of the Precambrian Mapping section of MGS.

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Tim Corkery

Talk title:
Development of the North Caribou Terrane and the Oxford Stull Domain through the Neoarchean: Building the Foundation for Lode Gold Mineralization
9:00 - 9:20 a.m., Saturday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects III session



Tim Corkery

Tim Corkery has a Masters graduate in geology with 40 years of diversified geological experience - most of which has been spent mapping the Precambrian rocks in Manitoba. He has been involved in multi-year regional studies involving industry-university-Federal and Provincial Government surveys, and has authored or co-authored numerous publications including maps, papers and geological sections in text books. Tim worked for the Manitoba Geological Survey for 38 years predominantly as a field geologist and then in management. From 1998 until retirement he held management positions in the Survey including Manager of the Compilation and Partnership Section and Acting Chief Geologist of the Mineral Deposits Section. Since retiring in December 2011 he has been working as a Consultant (MT Corkery Consulting). Tim is a Professional Geoscientist and a member of the Geological Association of Canada, APEGM and the Winnipeg CIMM. He was a councillor for GAC in the late 1990’s and again from 2008 through 2011 and is currently Chair of the GAC Precambrian Division. He was also a councillor for APEGM for three years and President of APEGM in 2007/8. For the past 4 years Tim has represented Manitoba as Director for Geoscientists Canada and is currently President of the Geoscientists Canada.

 

Chris Couëslan

Talk title:
The Paint Sequence: A Newly Recognized Metasedimentary Succession in the Thompson Nickel Belt

1:30 - 1:50 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects II session
Chris Couëslan

Chris Couëslan graduated from Brandon University in 2003 with a BSc. in geology, and from the University of Western Ontario in 2005 with an MSc. in geology. He is currently completing a PhD in geology at the University of Calgary. Chris has been working at the Manitoba Geological Survey since 2008. His work is focused on the geology of the Thompson Nickel Belt and deciphering the geology of high-grade metamorphic domains.

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Robin Dunbar

Talk title:
Mustang Minerals Corp.–Makwa Mayville Project Exploration

3:00 - 3:20 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects II session
Robin Dunbar

Robin Dunbar has been the CEO of Mustang Minerals Corp. since 1997. The Company has been active in nickel copper and PGM development during that time. Mr. Dunbar holds an MBA from Dalhousie University. Prior to joining Mustang he had a 13 year career in commercial and corporate banking. 

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Simon Gagné

Talk title:
New Data from Bedrock Geological Mapping in the Brunne Lake-Gurney Mine Area and Implications for Gold Mineralization

3:00 - 3:20 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects I session
Simon Gagné

Simon Gagné is a geologist with the Manitoba Geological Survey since 2009.  His research interests include metamorphic petrology, structural controls on mineral deposits, and mineral deposit geology. He is particularly interested in working on lode gold and VMS deposits. After spending several summers doing geological investigations in Snow Lake, he is starting new projects in the Cranberry Portage area. He obtained a B.Sc. in Geology from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2001 and a M.Sc. in Geology from Dalhousie University in 2004.

 

Gorden Glenn

Talk title:
Where are the Capital Markets?

11:05 - 11:25 a.m., Friday, November 16
Development Highlights session
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Mr. Glenn has extensive experience in the mining sector, having held senior positions with a number of major Canadian Banks and Securities firms focused on large, medium and small cap mining and exploration companies. His financial market experience includes mine finance, M&A, and project evaluation. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Queen's University, and has considerable experience in directing and executing exploration programs gained during his employment with Kennecott Canada Inc. and Inmet Mining Corporation.

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Karl Hoover

Talk title:
Lalor Project Update

11:25 - 11:45 a.m., Friday, November 16
Development Highlights session
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Karl graduated from Laurentian University with a B.Eng in Metallurgy.  He joined Hudbay in 1984 and has held various jobs within the company including the  superintendent position at 3 of Hudbay's concentrator operations.  He was appointed Manager of the Lalor concentrator project in August 2011. 

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Sandra Jackson

Talk title:
Beyond Trinkets and Beads

3:50 - 4:20 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session
Sandra Jackson

Sandra Jackson is a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation. In 2010, working with the Marcel Colomb First Nation, Sandra established the Marcel Colomb Development Corporation (MCDC). Subsequently, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between MCFN, MCDC and Carlisle Goldfields Limited. She is a partner in Bimaadin Giishig Inc. which specializes in the provision of strategic advice and advanced negotiation support in the areas of resource development, claim settlement, employment creation, business, economic and social development, and the structuring of innovative partnership agreements. She has held various positions with the Department of Indian Affairs, all of which required working closely with First Nations, First Nation organizations and other levels of government. She was a Federal Negotiator for the Northern Flood Agreement, and a federal negotiator for self-government between the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, the Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada. Sandra also acted as a consultant and advisor to Tataskweyak Cree Nation and War Lake First Nation.

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Greg Keller

Talk title:
How to Get the Most Out of the New Map Gallery
11:00 - 11:40 a.m., Saturday, November 17
iMaQs and Map Gallery Demonstration

Greg Keller

Greg obtained his four-year B.Sc. in geography, with a minor in business computing, from the University of Winnipeg in 1997, where he was the recipient of the departmental gold medal for sciences. Since then, Greg worked briefly with the Geological Survey of Canada out of Winnipeg, and then with the Manitoba Geological Survey where he continues to work today.  Over the last 13 years, Greg has worked on a variety of projects from database administration to Quaternary mapping; however, 3-D geological modelling has become his main focus.  Greg has combined his geography/geology skills with GIS, database and computer-modelling knowledge, co-developing protocols and methodologies for large-scale 3-D modelling that have been adopted in many other jurisdictions.  This year Greg and colleague Gaywood Matile were awarded the Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists medal for their innovative team based approach to 3-D modelling.

 

Wab Kinew

Talk title:
Lighting the 8th Fire–Partnerships and Working Together
1:00 - 1:40 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session

Talk title:
Investing in Tomorrow
9:10 - 9:35 a.m., Friday, November 16
Opening Session

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know”. He hosted the highly acclaimed CBC Television series “8th Fire”. His journalism skill has won him an Adrienne Clarkson RTDNA Award, a Gabriel Award, and nomination for a Gemini Award. Wab’s diverse talents include music and hip hop, and won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award. Wab has a BA in Economics and is a member of Midewin. Wab’s passionate mentorship and focus on inspiring the young and the young at heart through hands on learning, artistic performance and motivational speaking draws on the wisdom of Anishinaabe elders, western education and his experience as a journalist.  Building for the future, Wab leads through his commitment to transform vision into purposeful action.

 

Mike Koziol

Talk title:
Alto Ventures Ltd. Results from the 2012 Exploration Program at Oxford Lake, Manitoba
10:50 - 11:10 a.m., Saturday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects III session


Mike Koziol

Mr. Koziol is the President and Director of Alto Ventures Ltd. He is a professional geoscientist with 34 years of experience exploring for gold and base metals in the Canadian Shield. Mr. Koziol has worked for 14 years in the Flin Flon-La Ronge–Lynn Lake belts in Saskatchewan and Manitoba plus 20 years in the Abitibi greenstone belt in Ontario and Quebec as well as the Western Superior Province in Ontario and Manitoba. He has been responsible for a number of gold and base metal discoveries during his exploration career with the Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation and Cameco Gold Inc.

 

Ryan Kressall

Talk title:
The Petrogenesis and Rare Earth Element Potential of the Cinder Lake Alkaline Intrusive Complex, Knee Lake Greenstone Belt
11:30 - 11:40 a.m., Saturday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects III session


Ryan Kressall

Ryan Kressall received his BSc in Physical Geography in 2008 and MSc in Geology in 2012 from the University of Manitoba. His MSc research focused on the Archean Cinder Lake alkaline intrusive complex of eastern Manitoba. In 2012, he began a PhD program in Earth Sciences at Dalhousie University working on experimental petrology with kimberlite-indicator minerals. He has also spent his last three summers working as a geologist for Taseko Mines Ltd. on the Aley Carbonatite niobium deposit.

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Tom Lewis

Talk title:
Exploration: Getting Paid for Having Fun

1:40 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session

Talk title:
Wildcat Exploration: Positioning for the Upturn
1:50 - 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects II session

Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis graduated from Queen's University in Engineering Geology in 1975. Tom has over 35 years experience with exploration including: Noranda Exploration (1979-1988), Placer Dome (1988-1999), HBED (1999-2004), and Anglo American Exploration (Canada) (2004 -2007). In 2007 he joined CanAlaska Uranium Ltd., where he continues in a consulting capacity. In October, 2009 Tom was appointed V.P. Exploration of Wildcat Exploration Ltd. in Winnipeg.

 

Vicki Luellman

Talk title:
Mining the Information Out of iMaQs
10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 17
iMaQs and Map Gallery Demonstration

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Vicki Luellman is a Business Analyst who joined the Manitoba Government in 2010. She has been with Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade and Innovation, Energy and Mines since 2010.  Prior to joining the Government of Manitoba, she was a Lead Business Analyst leading teams of business analysts in large corporate IT projects. Not only has she successfully provided concise detailed requirements as a Business Analyst but she has successfully lead and managed many diverse and challenging projects and is highly respected by project team members. She is a member in a number of committees including The Business Analysis Toolkit Committee for Manitoba Government and BizPaL Technology Architecture Working Group. She is certified in Business Process Management, ADKAR Change Management and Business Analysis. 

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Paul Malegus

Talk title:
Mega Precious Metals–Monument Bay Gold Camp, NE Manitoba

9:20 - 9:40 a.m., Saturday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects III session

Paul Malegus

Paul received a B.Sc. majoring in Geology from the University of Manitoba in 2011. His work experience includes logging, sampling core, mapping, and managing drills. Paul has worked for a mining company in Flin Flon, MB where he worked for the exploration department looking for copper and zinc by drilling geophysical targets. He also has worked for an exploration company exploring for gold in Bissett, MB with duties that included mapping and collecting samples from the field. Lastly, he worked for a mining company in Wabowden, MB where he logged core for a Nickel deposit. Paul is currently a GIT with APEGM.

 

Tania Martins

Talk title:
Rare Metals in Manitoba
3:40 - 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects II session
Tania Martins

Tania Martins graduated in Geology in 2002 from University of Porto, Portugal. After a brief period of time in consulting she obtained her PhD in Geology in 2009 from the University of Porto studying Li-Sn-Nb-Ta mineralization in granitic pegmatites. In 2010 and 2011 Tania worked with Anton Chakhmouradian at the University of Manitoba on the mineralogy of alkaline rocks and carbonatites. Tania has worked for the Manitoba Geological Survey since November 2011.

 

Martin McCurdy

Talk title:
Assessing the Potential for Base and Precious Metals, Uranium, Rare Earth and Platinum-Group Elements in Northwestern Manitoba with New Regional Lake Sediment Geochemical Data
2:10 - 2:30 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects I session

Martin McCurdy

Martin McCurdy has been a geochemist with the Geological Survey of Canada since 1984.  Recent field work includes soil sampling around Bancroft, Ontario, stream sediment, water and indicator mineral surveys on Victoria Island, NWT and around Pine Point, and a water and peat study in northern Saskatchewan.  He is currently involved in projects that include the interpretation of geochemical data from lake sediments in northwest Manitoba, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, as well as a recently completed a stream sediment, water and indicator mineral survey east of Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut.  Martin received his B.Sc. (Geology) from Carleton University in 1984.

 

Patrick Mercier-Langevin

Talk title:
The Paleoproterozoic Lalor Auriferous VMS Deposit, Snow Lake, Manitoba: Preliminary Observations on the Nature and Architecture of the Hydrothermal System
3:20 - 3:40 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects I session

Patrick Mercier-Langevin

Patrick has been working at the Geological Survey of Canada since 2006, working on lode gold and VMS deposits, and more specifically on ancient Au-rich VMS deposits. He is now involved in numerous research projects on Precambrian ore deposits, including the Lalor deposit in northern Manitoba.

 

Ovide Mercredi

Talk title:
Affecting Change and the Duty to Consult–International to Local
2:00 - 2:40 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session
Ovide Mercredi

A graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Law degree he practiced criminal law and later specialized in constitutional law as an advisor to Manitoba Chiefs. In 1989, he was elected Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Manitoba. Ovide became a key strategist for the Assembly during the time of Canada’s Meech Lake Accord constitutional reform discussions. He also played a strong leadership role in helping to resolve the Oka Crisis in 1990. Ovide was elected as National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations in 1991.  He was re-elected in 1994 and served as National Chief until 1997. He was Chief of Misipawistik Cree Nation from 2005 to 2011. Ovide has been nominated for the Gandhi Peace Prize. He has received honorary degrees from Bishops University, St Mary’s University, University of Lethbridge and Athabaska University. He is the first chancellor of the University of the North. He received the Order of Manitoba in 2005. In 2010 the Peace and Justice Studies Association awarded him their Social Courage award. He is the National Spokesperson for Treaties 1 to 11.

 

MaryAnn Mihychuk

Talk title:
Mineral Business–Engagement and Consultation–Building Understanding for Success: The Business Case

3:10 - 3:30 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session
MaryAnn Mihychuk

MaryAnn Mihychuk graduated with a Masters degree in Geology from Brock University in 1984. MaryAnn has her own company providing mineral management, geological services, economic development, community and government relations. MaryAnn was a founder of the successful Mineral Resources Training Program commonly known as the Resource Rangers, which has provided hands on training for over 80 northern and aboriginal trainees over the past 4 years. Recognized for vision and leadership in her career by the Manitoba Association of Engineers and Geoscientists and  Women in Mining Canada who awarded her as the first ever recipient of the 2012 Women in Mining International Trailblazer Award. As Manitoba Minister of Mines, MaryAnn led the renewal of The Mines Act, which was rated by industry as the best policy framework in the world for a period of time.

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Sacha Paul

Talk title:
Doing Business with First Nations–Challenges and Opportunities

12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17
Wind-Up Luncheon
Sacha Paul

Sacha Paul is a proud member of the English River First Nation, a Northern Saskatchewan Dene community. He is a law partner with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sacha's professional practice focuses on Aboriginal law and business development on Aboriginal territory, as well as civil litigation, insurance, and administrative law. After articling at TDS in 2002, Sacha served as clerk to the Honourable Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada. Since returning to TDS, Sacha has served as counsel before all levels of the Manitoba courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

Dave Peck

Talk title:
Exploring the Mineral Potential of Manitoba’s Interlake Region

4:00 - 4:20 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects II session
Dave Peck

Dr. Peck is a Professional Geoscientist with nearly 30 years of experience in exploration, mineral economics and geoscientific research specializing in nickel-copper and platinum metal deposits and mafic and ultramafic magmatic systems. Dr. Peck is currently Head of Exploration for North American Palladium and maintains a private geoscience consulting service from his home in Brandon.  His talk today relates to his ongoing position as technical director for a recently incorporated, Manitoba-based company, White Cap Exploration Ltd.

 

Ross Polutnik

Talk title:
Uranium Exploration in Northwest Manitoba

1:50 - 2:10 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects I session
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Ross Polutnik graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a BSc. in Geophysics. After graduation he worked for a geophysical contractor before joining CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. in the fall of 2008. He continues to work with CanAlaska applying geophysics to the search for new uranium deposits.

 

Kimberley Proctor

Talk title:
Lalor Project Update

11:25 - 11:45 a.m., Friday, November 16
Development Highlights session
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Kim graduated from Brandon University with a B.Sc Honours in Geology and a B.A in Anthropology/Archaeology. She joined Hudbay in 1987 and since has held various positions within the company including positions at 8 of Hudbay’s underground mining operations.  She was appointed Lalor Project Manager in January 2010-a $704M mine/mill development project near the Town of Snow Lake, Manitoba.

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Bruce Reid

Talk title:
Business Building Opportunities with First Nations
4:20 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session


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Bruce Reid is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlisle Goldfields Limited, as well as a Director. Mr. Reid was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Silver Corp. from June 2006 to November 2009 as well as Vice-President, Corporate Finance of Research Capital from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Reid brings to the Corporation extensive experience in corporate finance and in the mining and mineral exploration industry. His background includes more than 30 years of direct experience in the mining industry following graduation with a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Toronto in 1979 and a finance degree from the University of Windsor.

 

Kate Rubingh

Talk title:
Early Thrust Imbrications within the McLeod Road–Birch Lake Thrust Panel and Implications on Gold Mineralization at the New Britannia Mine, Snow Lake, Manitoba
3:40 - 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects I session


Kate Rubingh

Kate Rubingh graduated from Durham University in 2003 with a MSc in Geological Sciences, and from Queen’s University in 2005 with an MSc in Mineral Exploration.  She is currently completing a PhD in Mineral Deposits at Laurentian University in Sudbury.  Her research is focused on resolving the structural controls on gold mineralisation at the New Britannia Mine, McLeod Road-Birch Lake Thrust panel, Snow Lake, Manitoba.  Previously Kate worked for Vale in Thompson Manitoba as a project geologist for surface exploration.

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Ryus St. Pierre

Talk title:
Gold Mineralization in the Stull Lake Greenstone Belt

9:40 - 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects III session

Ryus St. Pierre

Ryus received a B.Sc. Hons. in geology from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Since his graduation Ryus worked in the exploration industry exploring for base and precious metals in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. His experience exploring for gold in the Rice Lake Greenstone Belt (Bissett, MB) has driven him to expand his understanding of Precambrian gold deposits. In the fall of 2011, Ryus returned to the University of Manitoba to commence his M.Sc. degree in geology. His research is focused on understanding the geological controls for gold mineralization at Mega Precious Metals’ Monument Bay deposit.

 

Allan Steckelberg

Talk title:
Farley Reclamation Project–Lynn Lake MB
3:30 - 3:50 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session
Allan Steckelberg

Allan Steckelberg has more than 30 years of experience in procuring, planning and managing design/construct and construction projects for industrial, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, municipal and government clientele. His experience includes managing and self-performing, heavy civil, reclamation and environmental construction projects throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Caribbean and several U.S. Commonwealths. Allan has extensive experience with heavy civil construction, work for the first part of his career that included construction of hydroelectric power plants bridges, structures and other major infrastructure and earthmoving projects. The second part of his career has been involved with primarily mine reclamation and environmental remediation and reclamation as well as design and construction of heavy civil projects. In summary his experience spans many disciplines with a wide range of projects located in many geographical locations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, a master’s degree in Business Administration with a number of continuing education certification in the area of program and project management.

 

Ric Syme

Talk title:
Overview of 2012 Activities of the Manitoba Geological Survey

9:35 - 9:55 a.m., Friday, November 16
Opening Session
Ric Syme

Ric Syme has been Director of the Manitoba Geological Survey since 2000. He joined the Manitoba government as a geologist in 1976 and has worked in many parts of the province, from mining communities to the remote far north.

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Michelle Trommelen

Talk title:
Preliminary Surficial Geology of the Knee Lake-Oxford House Area
11:10 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects III session

Michelle Trommelen

Michelle Trommelen is a recent addition to the Manitoba Geological Survey as the newest Quaternary Geologist. She obtained her MSc. at the University of Victoria in 2006, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on interpretating the surficial geology of northernmost Manitoba, including ice flow, transport distances, and palaeoglaciological dynamics. Prior to joining the MGS, Michelle worked for a surficial geologist for Stantec, mainly on environmental impact assessments and terrain stability.

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Herbert Urton

Talk title:
Beyond Trinkets and Beads
3:50 - 4:20 p.m., Thursday, November 15
Consultation, Exploration and Mining: A Manitoba Perspective session
Herbert Urton

Herbert Urton is managing partner for the Marcel Colomb Development Corporation and partner in Bimaadin Giishig Inc. Herbert's knowledge of the Cree language and long family history in the Duck Lake area has assisted him in becoming recognized in many First Nation communities for his work in “breaking trail" on many community and economic development initiatives. He has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the University of Regina. He is past President and CEO of IS Consulting Group of Canada. Through the activities of IS Consulting Herbert established himself as a successful promoter of Saskatchewan immigration, finance, and trade throughout China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  Herbert co-founded and established Cheung On Investment in 1989.  Cheung On, an international investor syndicate fund, quickly became a leading venture fund with assets in hospitality and other Saskatchewan based companies. He was founder and Senior Partner in Urton, Engle and Kook Associates Ltd., Tri-sec Group of Companies, and Inter West Ag. Herbert is the President of XH Ranch Ltd., one of Saskatchewan's oldest premier cattle ranches dating back to the 1890s.  He is currently the President & CEO of Resortco Properties Inc.  He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Ski Association, Cross-Country Ski Canada and was Chair of Finance for the National Ski Association, Cross-Country Ski Canada.

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Eric Yang

Talk title:
New Insights from Bedrock Geological Mapping of the Mayville-Cat Lake Area into PGE-Ni-Cu-(Cr) Mineralization in the Bird River Greenstone Belt, Southeastern Manitoba

3:20 - 3:40 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects II session

Eric Yang

Eric (Xueming) Yang is a practising member registered with Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. He has been trained, and practised as an Economic Geologist both in China and Canada, and worked in the University of Science and Technology of China as a faculty member for 10 years and mining companies including INCO (now Vale) as Exploration Geologist over 7 years. Eric joined the Manitoba Geological Survey, Mineral Deposits Section as a Mineral Deposit Geologist in June 2011. He has extensive experience in the study of intrusion-related mineral deposits, including magmatic nickel-copper-PGE deposits, intrusion-related gold deposits, and alkaline rock-carbonatite associated rare earth-element deposits.

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Xiaohui Zhou

Talk title:
Structural Study of the Ogama-Rockland Gold Deposit, Southeast Margin of the Ross River Pluton, Long Lake, Manitoba

2:10 - 2:30 p.m., Friday, November 16
Exploration and Geoscience Projects II session
Xiaohui Zhou

Xiaohui Zhou obtained his B. Sc. Degree in geology at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing (CUGB) in the summer of 2009. After his graduation, Xiaohui continued his graduate studies in mineralogy, petrology and metallogeny at CUGB. During this period, he took part in a geological mapping project (scale 1:250 000) in the vicinity of the Alxa Block of western Inner Mongolia, China. Xiaohui has been a Ph.D. candidate in structural geology and tectonics at the University of Waterloo (UW) since the fall of 2011. He has also acted as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses “Methods in Geological Mapping” and “Mineral Deposits” at UW. In the summer of 2012, he carried out detailed geological mapping at the Ogama-Rockland gold mine in southeast margin of the Ross River Pluton, southeast Manitoba. His research is focused on the structural setting of the intrusion-hosted, shear-related, lode gold deposit of the Rice Lake belt.

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