Speakers

Listed below in alphabetical order by last name

A, B, C, D, G, H, K, L, M, P, R, S, V, Y

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Barry Allan


Talk titles:

Where are We (In the Market)?
2:35 - 2:50 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Opening session

Capital Markets – A Primer
10:05 - 10:25 a.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Barry Allan

Barry Allan is the Senior Mining Analyst and heads the mining group Mackie Research Capital Corporation. During his more than 33 year career, Barry has consistently ranked as one of the top ten gold and precious metals mining analysts in Canada, and he is the main reason that Mackie Research Capital is consistently rated among North America's top five firms. Barry holds a B.Sc. (Geology) degree and an MBA from Dalhousie University and began his career as an exploration geologist with a number of major and junior mining companies, spending five years in the field before becoming a mining specialist for CIBC. Prior to joining Mackie Research in 1997, Barry was a Gold and Precious Metals Mining Analyst with Gordon Capital, BZW, and Prudential Bache. Barry is a member of the Prospectors Developers Association, is a published author with the Geological Association of Canada, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

 

Scott Anderson


Talk title: Geology and Economic Potential of the Oxford Lake–Knee Lake Greenstone Belt, Superior Province, Manitoba: New Results of Bedrock Mapping at Knee Lake
10:35 - 10:50 a.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights I: Northern Superior region session

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson is the Acting Chief Geologist of the Precambrian Geoscience Section of the MGS. Scott obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba (1992) and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University (1998). His Ph.D. research was focused on the tectonothermal evolution of the Laurentian margin in north-central Newfoundland. Prior to joining 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, and the structural geology of orogenic gold deposits in the Rice Lake greenstone belt.

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Chris Beaumont-Smith


Talk titles:

Manitoba Mineral Exploration Development Trends
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, November 68, 2016
Opening Session

Mine Closure in Manitoba: Managing the Inevitable
12:35 - 12:55 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Chris Beaumont-Smith

Chris Beaumont-Smith was appointed the Director of Mines Branch in the Department of Mineral Resources in 2015. Chris joined Mines Branch after acting as Manager of Mineral Policy and Business Development Mineral Resources and before that, as a mineral deposit geologist with the Manitoba Geological Survey. A New Brunswick native, Chris received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in structural geology from the University of New Brunswick. Before joining the Manitoba Government, Chris worked with several major Canadian gold and base metal exploration and mining companies.

 

Ruth Bezys


Talk title: Advancing a Project – Success and Barriers
9:45 - 10:05 a.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Ruth Bezys

Ruth Bezys is a prospector and geologist with over 29 years of varied experience in both industry and government. She has worked internationally on mineral exploration projects and is experienced in ‘duty to consult’ issues between exploration firms, government agencies and First Nations. She acquired extensive field mapping and core logging experience with the Manitoba and Ontario Geological Surveys, ending her Manitoba government career as Chief Geologist for the Sedimentary and Industrial Mineral Section. Since leaving the Manitoba Government, she has devoted her time to overseeing her own consulting business.  Ruth is professionally registered as a geoscientist in Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Quebec) (P.Geo.) and the United States (C.P.G.) and has been the President of the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association for the last 2½ years.

 

Jack Blacksmith


Talk title: The History of Creeco and Subsidiaries
10:25 - 10:55 a.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Jack Blacksmith

Mr. Jack R. Blacksmith is the Chairman of the CNG Board of Compensation, an entity created under the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) of 1975, whose responsibility is to receive, administer, use and invest the compensation received from the JBNQA. By virtue of his chairmanship, Mr. Blacksmith is also the President of the Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company (“CREECO”). CREECO is a holding company, which is 100% owner of the Cree Construction and Development Company, Air Creebec and Valpiro. CREECO is also the holding company of partnerships, which operate the Quality Inn & Suites in Val-d’Or, CREECO-Dumas Mining and Eeyou Power. Mr. Blacksmith has served the Board of Compensation and CREECO for over 20 years, which includes 14 years as Chairman/President. He has many years of work experience in economic development throughout various local, regional and national organizations. He is also the President of the limited partnership of Eeyou Power LP, whose objectives are proceeding with the production and sale of renewable energy to promote economic, technological, social and cultural development of the Crees to support the sustainable development of Eeyou Istchee. Mr. Blacksmith was also the President of the Cree Mineral Exploration Board (“CMEB”) for several years. Under his presidency, the CMEB steadily grew, as a regional entity for the benefit of the Cree, to access opportunities and knowledge in the mining industry.

 

Christian Böhm


Talk title: Overview of 2016 Activities of the Manitoba Geological Survey
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Opening 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 in 2002. 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, and since 2013 Acting Director of the Manitoba Geological Survey.

 

Tracey Braun


Talk title: Environmental Assessment and Licensing in Manitoba
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Opening session

 

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Ms. Braun has been the Director of Environmental Approvals (formerly Environmental Assessment and Licensing) with the Government of Manitoba since 2005. Prior to her current role with the provincial government, Ms. Braun worked for over 10 years in the oil and gas industrial sector as a Director of Health, Safety and Environment both nationally and internationally. Ms. Braun holds an M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Calgary.

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Robert Carter


Talk title: Lalor Mine Gold Bulk Sample Program
9:35 - 9:50 a.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Manitoba in Production session

 

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Robert Carter, P.Eng., is Director of Technical Services and Business Development for the Manitoba Business Unit of Hudbay Minerals Inc. His role requires him to collaborate with geology and mine engineering teams as well as colleagues in environment, analytical laboratory and exploration departments. Rob is the qualified person for the company’s mineral resource and reserve estimates and is involved with growth initiatives through continuous improvement projects. Rob graduated with a degree in Geological Engineering from University of Manitoba and has 19 years of geology, mine engineering and project evaluation experience primarily within North America.

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Claude Deveau


Talk title: Tanco Project West
9:05 - 9:20 a.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Manitoba in Production session

 

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Claude Deveau (P.Eng) graduated from Technical University of Nova Scotia (now DalTech) with a Bachelor in Mining Engineering. Claude started his career at Tantalum Mining Corporation back in 1988 where he held the role of mill operation Metallurgist/Process Engineer up until 2013. His groundbreaking work is well known in the global mineral processing community. A major highlight has been his design and implementation of unique processes for beneficiation/recovery of lithium, tantalum and pollucite ores. Two of which have been patented.  In 2013, Claude was promoted to Site Technical Manager as well as reserve manager for the Tanco orebody. These dual roles allow Claude to draw from over a quarter century of innovative operational experience. Claude is a team player who strives to provide site wide technical support to the mine. He is committed to solving technical issues. These range from solving mineral processing challenges to the installation of mine geotechnical instrumentation.

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Simon Gagné


Talk title: New Perspectives on the Geology of the Reed Lake Area
3:35 - 3:50 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights III: Flin Flon-Snow Lake belt session

Simon Gagné

Simon has been 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 now pursuing projects in the Cranberry Portage and Reed Lake 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.

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Tyler Hodder


Talk title: Bedrock and Surficial Geology Investigations at Southern Indian Lake: Implications for Exploration
2:35 - 2:50 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights II: Lynn Lake belt session

Tyler Hodder

Tyler obtained his B.Sc. (Honours, Cooperative) in 2012 and M.Sc. in 2014 from the University of Waterloo. He joined the Manitoba Geological Survey in January of 2015 as a Quaternary Geologist. Current research focuses on the interpretation of the surficial geology of Manitoba, including surficial geology mapping, reconstruction of ice flow, glacial dispersal and Quaternary stratigraphy. Tyler has undergraduate work experience in marine geology research, groundwater and geophysical consulting.

 

Larry Hulbert


Talk title: The Lynn Lake Ni-Cu Mining Camp and Surrounds: The Old Becomes New Again
2:05 - 2:20 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights II: Lynn Lake belt session

Larry Hulbert

Larry Hulbert was a mine and surface exploration geologist with Sherritt-Gordon Mines from 1973-75, Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada from 1984-2007, and Senior Ni-Cu-PGE Consultant, NiPtx Inc. Calgary, 2007- Present. B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. (University of Regina), 1976-78; D.Sc. University of Pretoria,  South Africa, 1983; and NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan, 1983-84. Larry was the Geological Association and Mineralogical Association of Canada Robinson Distinquished Lecturer for 2001-2002. He is a Recipient of Barlow Medal from CIM in 1993 for paper in Exploration & Mining Geology “Sedimentary Nickel, Zinc, and Platinum-Group Element Mineralization in Devonian Black Shales at the Nick Property, Yukon, Canada: A New Deposit Type”, and received the Earth Sciences Sector Merit Award 2003 - Natural Resources Canada in recognition of exemplary effort in the sustainable development of Canada’s northern mineral wealth.

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Glen Kuntz


Talk title: Monument Bay Project Update
10:50 - 11:05 a.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights I: Northern Superior region session

Glen Kuntz

Glen Kuntz has over 26 years of experience in exploration, project development, open pit and underground mining operations and  business development across a variety of commodities and throughout the Americas, Africa and Australia. Glen has successfully found and developed large, high grade multimillion ounce deposits utilizing a creative style leadership and effective team builder in very diverse cultures through my experience with Yamana Gold, Mega Precious Metals, Runge, Barrick, Placer Dome, Rea Gold, Noranda and INCO. Glen is a broadly competent senior executive/geologist with an acumen degree and strong technology background and has evolved to become a commercially proficient President and CEO of a successful junior exploration company that was recently acquired by a senior mid-tier gold mining company called Yamana Gold. During his tenure as President and CEO, Glen has successfully raised over $100M in equity during very difficult markets and recently took a lead on the acquisition of Mega Precious Metals for a 140% premium. Glen currently holds the position of Director Exploration Project with Yamana Gold Inc. In conjunction with this role, I also hold an active position as a member of the Mining Association of Manitoba Inc.’s (MAMI) Aboriginal Relations Committee which was created to assist members in understanding and addressing First Nations’ and Aboriginal peoples’ priorities, challenges and issues, in Manitoba. Along with this MAMI works to assist First Nations and Aboriginal peoples in understanding the mineral exploration and mining sectors.

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Ryan Land


Talk title: 60 Years Proud: Relationships, Respect and Reconciliation in Vale's Manitoba Operations
12:15 - 12:35 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Ryan Land

A resident of Thompson since August 2009, Ryan is an accomplished leader with an extensive background in education across Canada and abroad prior to joining Vale in 2011. Ryan received his Bachelor of Education degree in 1999, majoring in English and Physical Education; a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006; and a Master of Education degree in 2008, majoring in Educational Leadership. He also holds a Project Leadership certificate from Cornell University. Ryan leads the corporate affairs, communications, media, aboriginal affairs, community engagement and government relations activities for Vale’s Manitoba Operations. His portfolio recently expanded to include organizational development for the Manitoba Operations, which includes responsibility for the learning and development department and the Northern Employment Strategy. Ryan serves as Vice Chair on the Minister’s Advisory Council for Workforce Development, as Chairperson for the Mining Association of Manitoba’s Aboriginal Relations Committee, and as a trustee in the School District of Mystery Lake.

 

Chris Lawley


Talk title: Paleoproterozoic Gold and its Tectonic Triggers and Traps: Preliminary Findings from the Farley Lake Deposit
2:20 - 2:35 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights II: Lynn Lake belt session

Chris Lawley

Chris has been working as a gold metallogenist with the Geological Survey of Canada since 2012. During that time, Chris has led a variety of research activities that integrate field and laboratory datasets to define and map the hydrothermal footprint at a number of world-class gold districts. His research experience ranges from conventional, whole-rock geochemistry to the analytical method development and application of radiogenic isotopic analytical techniques (Os-Pb) as chronometers and tracers of hydrothermal processes related to gold.

 

Felix N.F. Lee


Talk title: Signs of Life? The State of Mineral Exploration in Canada
2:05 - 2:20 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Opening session

Felix N.F. Lee

Felix Lee has practiced as an economic geologist for 30 years. He is the owner and President of Toronto-based consulting firm A.C.A. Howe International Limited and, following the firm’s acquisition by the Australian consultancy CSA Global Pty earlier this year, is a Director and Principal Consultant with CSA Global as well. As a consultant, Felix provides independent geological due diligence reports and mineral property valuation opinions to clients wishing to list their companies on the stock exchanges or raise financing for their projects.  Mr. Lee has worked on a variety of exploration and advanced-stage development projects in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, South America, Central Asia, Asia and Africa, encompassing a wide range of geological environments, deposit types and commodities.  Felix is the 2nd Vice President and a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and chairs the PDAC’s Governance and Nominating Committee. He also serves on the PDAC’s Executive, Human Resources Development, and Membership committees, and co-chairs the organizing subcommittee of the PDAC Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop, a program which has allowed him to work with many of Canada’s promising geology and engineering students, mentoring and encouraging them to be optimistic about their future career in exploration and mining.  Felix holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from McMaster University and an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Schulich School of Business, York University. He is registered as a professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

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Tania Martins


Talk title: Bedrock and Surficial Geology Investigations at Southern Indian Lake: Implications for Exploration
2:35 - 2:50 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights II: Lynn Lake belt session

Tania Martins

Tania 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 the Northern Superior Province of Manitoba with New Regional Lake Sediment Geochemical Data
11:20 - 11:35 a.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights I: Northern Superior region session

Martin McCurdy

Martin McCurdy has been a geochemist with the Geological Survey of Canada since 1984.  Recent field work includes stream sediment, water and indicator mineral surveys in the Ellice River region, Nunavut, and lake sediment and water collection in southeast Northwest Territories.  He is currently involved in projects that include the interpretation of geochemical data from re-analyzed lake sediments in east-central Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and geochemical compilation maps for large areas of Labrador and Quebec.  Martin received his B.Sc. (Geology) from Carleton University in 1984.

 

Brian Morris


Talk title: True North – A New Approach
9:50 - 10:05 a.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Manitoba in Production session

Brian Morris

Mr. Morris has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. His previous experience encompasses senior positions in geology, exploration and underground production for several North American companies and their subsidiaries, including Hecla, Barrick and Newmont. Mr. Morris’ tenure at the Midas Mine was from 2002 - 2007 and was involved in district exploration, underground near mine resource expansion and production. At Hollister, Mr. Morris was Chief Geologist until being promoted to VP of Geology and Business Development. Most recently, Mr. Morris served as President of American Mining and Tunneling. He is considered to be an expert in both epithermal vein systems and Carlin style deposits, and has a substantial understanding of Klondex’s four existing underground operations in Nevada. Mr. Morris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Humboldt State University in California.

 

Linda Murphy


Talk title: Mining Cycle 101
9:05 - 9:25 a.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Linda Murphy

Linda A. Murphy obtained her B.Sc (hons) in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba in 2006. She began working in the Kisseynew domain for the Manitoba Geological Survey (MGS) in the same year. Since 2009, Linda has shared geological land use information through community liaison programs with Manitoba’s remote and First Nation communities. She attained her P.Geo with EGM (Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba) in 2015. Linda is currently acting as the Indigenous policy analyst with the Mineral Resources, a division under Growth Enterprise and Trade. Her home community is Hollow Water First Nation.

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Max Porterfield


Talk title: Callinex Discovers New Zinc and Gold Rich VMS Zone Near Flin Flon, MB
3:50 - 4:05 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights III: Flin Flon-Snow Lake belt session

Max Porterfield

Mr. Porterfield, located in Vancouver, is an executive with over a decade of experience within natural resources and financial markets. Previously, Mr. Porterfield managed investor relations for two well respected resource companies, Brazil Resources Inc. and Uranium Energy Corp. In addition, Mr. Porterfield was previously Vice-President of Institutional Services at U.S. Global Investors, a boutique investment management firm with a longstanding history of expertise in precious metals and natural resources. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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Robert Raponi


Talk title: Feasibility Studies 101
11:15 - 11:35 a.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Robert Raponi

Robert Raponi is a Senior Metallurgist and Mineral Processing Engineer with over 32 years’ experience in the mining industry. His experience includes roles in operations, engineering and corporate head office. During his 10 years with SNC-Lavalin and 11 years as Director of Metallurgy with Centerra Gold, Robert participated in numerous feasibility studies ranging from desktop scoping studies to complete feasibility studies resulting in production decisions. Robert has acted as a Qualified Person for several NI 43-101 Reports. Since May 2016 Robert has worked as an independent consultant and is currently a Senior Mineral Processing Specialist with Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc.

 

Mark Rein


Talk title: Project Update for the Lynn Lake Gold Camp
1:50 - 2:05 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights II: Lynn Lake belt session

Mark Rein

Mark Rein graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and has been involved in the mineral exploration and mining industry for 12 years. During that time, Mark has worked on AuRico Metals’s Kemess North Development Project in North-Central British Columbia; the re-development of Alamos Gold’s Young Davidson Gold Mine in Matachewan, Ontario; the re-development of Copper Mountain Mining’s Similco Copper-Gold Mine near Princeton, British Columbia; and various other exploration and development projects.

 

Neil Richardson


Talk title: Tern Lake Gold (Dub Claims)
4:05 - 4:20 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights III: Flin Flon-Snow Lake belt session

Neil Richardson

Neil W. Richardson, P.Geo., is President of Forensic Geoscience North Inc. and is currently working for Hudbay Minerals Inc. as Exploration Manager in Flin Flon, Manitoba. Prior to starting his own consulting company, Neil worked for VMS Ventures and North American Nickel as Chief Operating Officer. At VMS, Neil was directly involved in all exploration projects, property reviews and part of the Joint Venture technical committee overseeing the Reed mine. Neil graduated with a Geological Engineering Technology diploma from Cambrian College and has over 28 years of mining and exploration experience in volcanic hosted massive sulphide, gold and magmatic nickel-copper sulphide deposits within Canada and internationally.

 

Marc Rinne


Talk title: Preliminary Bedrock Mapping Results, Bigstone Lake, Manitoba
11:05 - 11:20 a.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights I: Northern Superior region session

Marc Rinne

Marc Rinne completed a Master’s degree at Lakehead University studying volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization. He then completed a Ph.D. at the University of Tasmania, studying regional tectonic controls on ore formation and genetic links between porphyry and epithermal ore systems. He has extensive field and laboratory experience with a variety of other mineral deposit styles, and has worked in mineral exploration and consulting for several years. Marc now serves as a Precambrian geologist with the Manitoba Geological Survey.

 

Sheryl Rosenberg


Talk title: Environmental  Regulations and Compliance
11:35 - 11:55 a.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Sheryl Rosenberg

Sheryl Rosenberg is a partner in TDS practicing primarily in the area of environmental law.  She provides clients with advice concerning environmental approvals and licensing, mining and mine rehabilitation, natural resource development, regulatory compliance, contaminated sites and litigation of environmental matters. She received her Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 1995, and Master of Science in Special Education, University of Wisconsin 1978 and was called to the Manitoba bar in 1996. Sheryl has achieved the D.A. Thompson Q.C. Prize for highest standing in the section of Criminal Law and Procedure, 1992-1993; Solomon Greenberg Advocacy Competition Honour List, 1993-1994; Advocacy Course Honour List, 1993-1994; D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for highest standing in Evidence Law; Harry Walsh, Q.C. Prize for best written assignment in criminal law; Anthony C. Draper memorial Prize for the highest standing in Remedies; and, included in the 2010 - 2013 Editions of Best Lawyers in Canada for her work in Environmental Law.

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Somia Sadiq


Talk title: Social License to Operate: The What, Why, and the How
9:25 - 9:45 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Somia Sadiq

Somia is a Certified Environmental Professional and a Registered Professional Planner, specializing in Natural Resource Management and Indigenous and Community engagement. Somia’s sectors of experience include mining and resource extraction and processing, oil and gas pipelines, industrial manufacturing and processing, transportation and infrastructure development, transmission lines and hydro and micro-dam developments. Her portfolio include: business growth and development, strategic communications and planning, project management and coordination; environmental assessment and permitting; socio-economic assessments; development and execution of Indigenous and stakeholder communications and engagement programs. Somia's research interest is application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to law and policy in the mining sector in Canada.

 

Friederike Schneider-Vieira


Talk title: Environmental Assessment – Where to Begin?
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba Mining 101 short course

Friederike Schneider-Vieira

Dr. Friederike Schneider-Vieira is currently a senior scientist and Vice President at North/South Consultants Inc., a Manitoba-based company that is recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in the aquatic environment. Friederike has been with the company since 1992. She obtained her Ph.D. in aquatic ecology from Dalhousie University in 1990 with the assistance of a 1967 Science and Engineering Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Friederike has participated in the design and implementation of environmental assessment and monitoring studies related to hydroelectric development, mining, municipal and industrial wastewater discharges, and oil and gas development.

 

Mark Scott


Talk titles:

Open for Business
2:20 - 2:35 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Opening session

60 Years Proud: Update on Vale in Manitoba
9:20 - 9:35 a.m.
Thursday, November 18, 2016
Manitoba in Production session

Mark Scott

Mark Scott is the Vice President of Vale Canada Limited responsible for Vale’s Manitoba Operations, overseeing the entire mining, milling, smelting and refining complex in Thompson, Manitoba. Mr. Scott began his career with Vale Ontario Operations in 2001 and joined Manitoba Operations in 2003. In Thompson, he has held the roles of General Manager of Human Resources and Sustainability, Manager of the Thompson Nickel Refinery, and was most recently the Director of the mining and milling operations in Thompson. Mark was appointed as head of Vale Manitoba Operations on February 1, 2016. Mr. Scott holds Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Dalhousie University, a Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) degree from the University of Toronto, and a master’s certificate in project management from the Schulich School of Business (York University). Mark is President of the Mining Association of Manitoba Inc. (MAMI) and sits on the Manitoba Board of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). Mark recently joined the Province of Manitoba’s Northern Economic Development Task Force as the MAMI representative to this working group.

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Mike Villeneuve


Talk title: Geoscience Results from Targeted Geoscience Initiative with a Focus on New Geoscience Knowledge at Flin Flon, MB
3:20 - 3:35 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights III: Flin Flon-Snow Lake belt session

Mike Villeneuve

Mike Villeneuve started at the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) in 1987 as a U-Pb geochronologist before becoming head of the Noble Gas Laboratory in 1996. From 2004 until 2011, he was Manager of the Scientific Laboratory Network, responsible for the planning and operation of national laboratories located in five GSC offices located across Canada. Between 2010 and 2015, he was the Program Manager for Targeted Geoscience Initiative, a federal government program focused on increasing effectiveness of exploration for deeply buried mineral deposits. He is currently the Acting Director of Central Canada Division of the Geological Survey of Canada.

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Xue-Ming (Eric) Yang


Talk title: Preliminary Results of Bedrock Mapping in the Paleoproterozoic Lynn Lake Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Manitoba: New Insights into the Iron Formation-hosted Farley Lake Gold Deposit
1:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mineral Exploration and Geoscience Highlights II: Lynn Lake belt session

Xue-Ming (Eric) Yang

Xue-Ming (Eric) Yang, Ph.D., P.Geo., has been trained and practised as an Economic Geologist, and worked as a faculty member in the University of Science and Technology of China for ten years and as an Exploration Geologist for few mining companies including INCO (now Vale) in Canada for seven years. Eric joined the Manitoba Geological Survey in June 2011 as a Mineral Deposit Geologist, investigating geology and metallogeny of various ore deposits via geological mapping, lithogeochemistry, petrology, GIS compilation and analysis. His interests of research include magmatic nickel-copper-PGE deposits, intrusion-related gold deposits, and alkaline rock-carbonatite associated rare earth element deposits.

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