In regard to its vast abundance of natural resources, Canada is considered around the world as a treasure trove. That being said, the Canadian resource industry is often mired in the past as it relates to innovation, particularly as it organizes, commercializes, and collects as it brings those resources to market. This week’s Blog takes a look at how blockchain can be used to greatly improve this situation and how it is able to streamline many of the inefficiencies that currently impact the transfer of information.
Through the use of emerging Virtual Reality technologies, a user – no matter where they may be located – is now able to experience what it is like to be part of the Canadian mining industry. This week’s Blog takes a look at how K+S Potash Company is using VR to support education, training, and even improve upon project design by turning science fiction into science reality.
In early February, a team of 44 Rio Tinto employees set out to brave the intense winter cold of Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region for a three-day trek across the frozen Lac Saint-Jean, in order to raise funds for the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation. This week’s Blog takes a look back at their journey, the challenged they faced, and how it all was able to benefit young people living with cancer.
Mining Geophysics: A Canadian Story The people and events that made Canada a global leader in mining exploration in the 20th Century
Author Norman Reed Paterson, respected worldwide for his innovations in geophysical technology and his indomitable spirit of exploration, takes his readers into the bush, the laboratory , and the office—often with humour—to observe the key players who, through determination and willingness to take risks, showed the world how to find (and make) mines. This week’s Blog takes a quick look at his book, Mining Geophysics: A Canadian Story, and shows you where you can learn more about Canada’s rich geophysical history.
As the industry shifts into a new stage of growth, miners must take an ever-expanding range of issues into account when setting corporate strategy. This week’s Blog takes a look at Deloitte’s 11th annual mining report, Tracking the Trends, and examines some of the report’s key findings in hopes of better navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Mining Matters helps to educate young people in developing a greater knowledge and awareness of Earth sciences, the minerals industry, and the role it plays within society. This week’s Blog takes a look at this charitable organization and the valuable work it has performed over the last 25 years.
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame held its 31st Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony earlier this month in Toronto. Among this year’s five inductees were; Kate Carmack (ShaawTláa), Brian Meikle, Jim Franklin, Sandy Laird and Jim Gill. This week’s Blog takes a look back upbeat and reflective evening of recognition, which marked the induction of the first indigenous woman to ever into the Hall of Fame.
Canada’s largest city is set to host another outstanding lineup of speakers, short courses, technical sessions, investment opportunities, and unparalleled networking events when the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention returns to Toronto March 3-6. This week’s Blog takes a look at what you can expect at this year’s PDAC 2019 Convention and why you really need to be there in Toronto later this Spring.
In today’s information age, it has become increasingly difficult for many advertisers to have their voices heard over the incessant clamour of the Internet. Yes, there have been many news stories about the supposed “death of print,” but the truth of the matter is that this much touted death has been greatly exaggerated; especially in the case of association or trade magazines. This week’s Blog takes a look at Matrix Group Publishing Inc. and how they can help you reach the audience you seek and get the most value out of your advertising dollars.
When your resource-based economy hands you lemons… you make Lithium. In the wake of the challenges currently facing the Canadian oil industry in regard to blocked pipelines and tumbling prices, there comes a need to find innovative new ways to diversify Canada’s extractive economy and become more proactive in these changing times.
This week’s Blog takes a look at the work being done by MXG Minerals in transforming the wastewater produced by oil and gas extraction into an entirely new commodity – Petrolithium .