Article Type: Blog post

Publication: AME Blog

Building Strong Relationships Through Employment and Training

Frequent advice given to explorers stepping onto new ground anywhere in British Columbia is to “engage early and often” with local First Nations. What does engagement look like in practical terms? While there are dozens of options, one important and simple first step is to seek out and introduce yourself to any employment and training officials... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Leading Through Change | David Elliott on the changing exploration finance landscape

When it comes to raising capital for mineral exploration, David Elliott, Vice President and Director, Haywood Securities, has seen it all. As a preeminent resource financier, Elliott has secured funding for over 400 exploration and development companies in his career. We asked Elliott how financing options for explorers have been impacted in recent years and... Read more »

Publication: GEOVIA The Sustainable Mining Network

Tools for the Sustainable Management of Mine Water and Tailings

Discover in this article how technology can help manage mine water and tailings while preserving the environment. On 5 August 2020, Dr. Bruno Oberle, chair of the Global Tailings Review, launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. The Standard sets a precedent for the safe management of tailings facilities, working towards the goal of zero harm.... Read more »

Publication: GEOVIA The Sustainable Mining Network

Using Technology to Attract and Enable the Future Mining Workforce

Opposite forces are acting on the mining workforce. On one side, tens of thousands of people will retire from mining over the next decade, taking their skill, experience and in-depth knowledge with them as they leave. On the other is the race to attract new workers to the sector. Numerous factors, including a negative perception... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Federal government gives $4.2 million to renewables projects at northern mines

Wind turbines and compressed air energy storage to displace diesel at Raglan and Hope Bay The federal government is investing $4.2 million in two renewable energy projects in Quebec and Nunavut to reduce reliance on fossil fuels at mines in Canada’s north. Both projects will be managed by Tugliq Energy Corporation, a renewable energy company... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

On the frontline of the push for gender equity in mining

Over a decades-long career, Barbara Caelles advocated for gender equity and developed strong networks for women in British Columbia’s mining industry. Part of our We Are Mining series As a young exploration geologist in 1970, Barbara Caelles walked out on her first job when her manager told her there were simply “no facilities” to send... Read more »

Publication: Canadian Mining Magazine

Fostering Gender Inclusive Workplaces

Workplace culture is the distinct combination of behaviour, language and tradition that makes your professional life unique. The culture of any workplace is shaped by its history, management style and policies, in tandem with the design of the physical work environment and the everyday interactions between its people.  Men make up over 80 per cent... Read more »

Publication: ENSEMBLE

Tools to manage cultural differences in the workplace: Dr Lionel Laroche

Dr Lionel Laroche, a cross-cultural trainer and consultant, gave an incredibly informative and entertaining webinar earlier to ENSEMBLE listeners this week. Filled with funny, first-hand stories, he explained the challenges immigrants face when they come to Canada to work in mining. It’s so obvious to me now (now that I’ve heard him explain it!) that how and where we... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Speaking With One Voice On Notice Of Work Exploration Permit Applications

At AME, we advocate for the interests of almost 5,000 members engaged in mineral exploration and development in British Columbia. Being an advocate involves listening to how members are affected by a certain policy, aligning our priorities with those in government, coordinating a response on behalf of our members, and delivering a clear, specific, and... Read more »