In November, Sudbury engineering firm BESTECH announced that CIM President, Samantha Espley, would be joining their team as VP of Mining Transformation. This week’s Blog examines that announcement and looks back on Ms. Espley’s storied career in this industry.
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The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will welcome five new members at its July 2021 gala dinner and induction ceremony, An Evening Under the Stars, to be held in Toronto. This week’s Blog introduces readers to the CMHF inductees and discusses their valuable contributions to the Canadian mining industry.
In a global age of disruption from artificial intelligence, Brexit, climate crisis, trade wars, and changing employment demands, future organizational change is not avoidable. Fortunately, a new book is available that will help to navigate these increasingly choppy waters. This week’s Blog showcases Leading and Managing Change in the Age of Disruption and Artificial Intelligence, written by Dr. Matthew Donald, which brings the topics of management, leadership, and organizational change into the future for leaders and managers of organizations.
To celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2020, the Ontario Mining Association has created #ThisIsMining, a campaign that takes a fresh look at the role of mining in our lives and in our province: the achievements, the people, the progress, and the legacy. This week’s Blog takes a look at this initiative that encourages all Ontarians to discover everything mining in Ontario has become, and all it has to offer.
150 years after Jules Verne took us on a Journey to the Center of the Earth, the mining industry is ceasing to inspire the public’s imagination, which is sad considering the importance of this industry to humanity’s day-to-day life. This week’s Blog speaks to the importance of elevating mining to the position it deserves, and just how maybe someone like Michael Bay is needed to step up, be a hero, and expand the public understanding of mining’s vast possibilities and potential.
Does Barrick Gold’s move to B.C. sound the death knell for Canadian director residency requirements?
It is no secret in Canadian legal circles that our provincial, territorial, and federal governments compete to have companies adopt their corporate law, where to the jurisdiction with the most lenient residency requirements often go the spoils… or the corporate headquarters. Barrick Gold Corp. recently brought this issue to the forefront when it moved from Ontario to the west coast in order to take advantage of B.C.’s attractive business climate. Thus week’s Blog takes a look at Barrick’s move and asks the question, does it signal the end for Canadian director residency requirements?
Pure Gold Mining recently released the results of a Feasibility Study on the Madsen Red Lake Gold Deposit that projects a long-life, high-margin mine with low initial capital requirements and a fast timeline to production. This week’s Blog takes a closer look that the results of that study and gives you a glimpse into the future of Ontario’s next gold mine.
Canadian Mining’s Future Depends on Millennials and Diversity: The Industry Can Only Succeed If We All Work Together
Millennials will soon become the largest percentage of the mining industry’s workforce, and they will be sure to shake up the status quo. This week’s Blog takes a look at this growing workforce demographic and what industry can do to attract – and then retain – it in order to lessen the impact of worker shortages.
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.
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.