Article Type: Blog post

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 »

Publication: AME Blog

Reaching Higher And Wider With Roundup 2018

New CEO, new program reach for a wider audience Driven by some healthy inter-jurisdictional competition, Minister Michelle Mungall, BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Edie Thome, AME President and CEO, agree that British Columbia can be the number one exploration and mining jurisdiction in Canada, if not the world. To make this... Read more »

Publication: CSIROscope

Biomaterials are the business

By Kylie Williams Petrochemicals are, like, so last century. Biodegradable, bioderived biomaterials are all the rage, and for good reason too. Products like plastics, paints, adhesives and lubricants are mostly derived from dwindling supplies of petroleum, an increasingly costly finite resource. With pressure mounting to reduce our dependence on petroleum products, CSIRO is leading the... Read more »

Publication: ABC Splash

Creating well-rounded students

By Kylie Williams Why stream students into Arts or Science, when they can excel at both? Science communicator Kylie Williams explains why bridging that gap is so important. It’s OK to combine your passion with your abilities. I wish someone had told me that back in high school. Too often, students are pigeonholed by well-meaning adults... Read more »