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I’ve written about the role tiny bacteria play in mine site reclamation to billion-dollar deals between giant mining equipment companies. I’ve covered gold, copper, rare earth metals, diamonds, coal and industrial minerals. I’ve interviewed First Nations leaders about Liquefied Natural Gas pipelines in British Columbia, asked artisanal miners about alternative occupations in Colombia, and quizzed geophysicists using next-generation techniques to find deep ore deposits in South Africa. Sometimes, all in the same week!

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Publication: mining.com

Canadian-made responsible mining initiative answers global demand for supply chain transparency

Manufacturers, particularly in the technology and automotive sectors, are under increasing pressure from customers to demonstrate that products are made with responsibly-sourced materials. Transparent supply chains that trace where the materials come from and what practices were used to produce them are expected by shareholders and the public. But unlike similar programs gaining momentum in... 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: Mineral Exploration

King Copper: From solar panels to electric cars, B.C.’s red metal is fueling a global clean energy transition

By Kylie Williams & Christine Ogryzlo Necessity is making strange bedfellows: organizations that champion sustainability and a greener future are supporting mining as a key factor in that new, low carbon economy. Even the World Bank sees mineral resource development as a complement rather than a competitor to a greener, more sustainable future. According to... Read more »

Publication: mihr.ca

Gender Equity in Mining Works: Case Studies Report

ABSTRACT: Following a successful launch of the pilot program in 2016, the number of active sites who have adopted and/or continue to use Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) training has increased along with a growing number of Change Agents. To meet the evolving needs of the Canadian minerals and metals sector while ensuring the effectiveness and sustainability of the... Read more »

Geoscience BC 2017 Annual Report

CHAIRS WELCOME: Geoscience BC has been delivering high-quality, innovative and credible earth science for more than 12 years. It benefits all British Columbians, including communities, First Nations, the resource sectors and all levels of government. We collaborate with these partners and our work enables balanced decisions to be made to attract investment and ensure natural resource... 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: Innovation

Questions From the Grenfell Tower Fire: Could it Happen in BC?

The world looked on in horror as the Grenfell Tower fire in West London, England, claimed 71 lives and injured many more in June 2017. Several hundred occupants lived in the 129 social housing flats in the recently refurbished 24-storey building. Similar cladding materials to the newly-installed aluminum composite panels on the outside of the... 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 »

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