Article Type: Blog post

Publication: Mines Canada

Help Wanted: 100,000 Workers Needed to Sustain Canada’s Modern Mining Industry

A conversation with Ryan Montpellier, Executive Director at Canada’s Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) Canada’s mining sector is facing an uphill battle. Almost half of the present workforce is over 45 years of age and 60,000 people will retire in the next decade. Another 25,000 to 30,000 people will leave for other reasons. As... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Bushed – 7 Indicators You’ve Been In The Field Too Long

Have you even taken off your Carhartts after a long day in the field, fallen exhausted into your bunk in a tent in the middle of nowhere, only to find your field pants standing up by themselves the next morning, exactly where you left them the night before? And you’re not surprised because, at this... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

1984-2018: The Evolution Of AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup

In January 2018, AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup conference will celebrate its 35th year. The idea for the Roundup conference was born on a ferry in 1982 during a conversation between Jack Patterson, Managing Director of what was then the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines, Bob Cathro, the sitting President, and Nick Carter, soon to be... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

A Guide To A Good Roundup

Each January in Vancouver, AME’s Roundup conference welcomes thousands of people from around British Columbia, across Canada, and the world. For some, it’s a tradition, a chance to reconnect with friends and colleagues and tread the well-worn path between technical presentations, tradeshow booths and social events. For others, it can be terrifying. A young student attending his... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

AME Members Make Good Neighbours

How New Gold’s Fire and Mine Rescue team helped neighboring communities during the 2017 wildfires. When disaster strikes, the most immediate help will come from those around you – your neighbours. Connecting and building relationships with them today will mean a better response and faster recovery. – PreparedBC  In mineral exploration, the term ‘communities’ is often... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Talking Safety With 2018 David Barr Award Winner Janice Fingler

Accepting the David Barr Award at the AME Roundup 2018 awards gala in January, project leadership coach Janice Fingler said, “Small gestures from leaders are like ripples that quickly become waves that influence the actions of others.” Her words were directed toward Diane Nicolson as retiring AME board chair, but Fingler’s own approach of taking... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Is The Internet Killing That Ol’ Camp Vibe?

Wireless access to the internet is changing the way we live, work and play. With access to email, social media networks, and the wider internet at our fingertips, most of us spend our waking hours ‘connected’, even when working in a remote exploration camp. On the plus side, it means we can stay in touch... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Technology, Outreach, And Engagement: How Do We Find The Right Fit?

Virtual and augmented reality, digital twins, internet of things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning… bingo! Unless you have a reliable map of the digital landscape, these emerging technologies can be overwhelming and make conferences and meetings feel like a giant game of buzzword bingo. But we cannot ignore the technology avalanche coming our way: it... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Q&A: 2018 Gold Pan Winner Royanna Wild On Outreach

2018 Gold Pan winner Royanna Wild encourages AME members to find a good fit and volunteer where you can In just over a decade, geologist, draftsperson and volunteer, Royanna Wild, has connected with thousands of people as an ambassador for our industry. Her outreach efforts and “exceptional meritorious service” was recognised in January 2018 when... Read more »