Schedule

Day 1 (November 30th) – Projects in the Pipeline Schedule

“Challenges and Opportunities in the Mining Industry”

Day 2 (December 1st)- Career – Education – Training Schedule

Workforce Needs of Mining Companies & Local Training Opportunities for Mining

Day 2 (December 2nd)- First Nations Partnership Conference

INCLUSION 2021 With sessions addressing; Contributing to Sustainable Communities, Aboriginal Employment in Mining, Business And Economic Opportunities, & Environmental Practices

This is a three-day event with 3 conferences.

Day 1 - Tuesday November 30 - Projects in the Pipeline  Schedule

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9:00am - 9:25

Graeme Wedge, Senior Manager, Advisory - Energy and Utilities, MNP

Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation: Best Practices for Preparing a Plan for New Projects or Organizational Chang

MNP Moderating

Graeme Wedge from MNP will talk about the key considerations and best practices on how to engage and consult with stakeholders to help achieve your business objectives. Whether your mining project is

Graeme Wedge from MNP will talk about the key considerations and best practices on how to engage and consult with stakeholders to help achieve your business objectives. Whether your mining project is in the exploration and community engagement phase or planning to make changes to your operations, Graeme will provide MNP’s insights and lessons learned for preparing an engagement plan and stakeholder consultations which align with your business objectives.

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9:30am - 9:50

Speaker, Newmont Musselwhite Mine

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10:00am - 10:20

Kyle Lebofsky, General Supervisor Agnico Eagle

Working with Agnico Eagle – About us and our opportunities

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10:30am -10:50

Speaker, Equinox Gold

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11:00am -11:20

Paul Malegus,
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

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11:30am -11:50

Kirsty Liddicoat, General Manager, Evolution Mining

Talent & Technology

Kirsty has a Bachelor of Science in Geology with Honors at Adelaide University and a Masters in Mining Engineering with the University of New South Wales as well as a Masters in Business Administration. In 2012 she received the

Kirsty has a Bachelor of Science in Geology with Honors at Adelaide University and a Masters in Mining Engineering with the University of New South Wales as well as a Masters in Business Administration. In 2012 she received the Women in Leadership Australia Scholarship designed to develop high potential female leaders and in 2013 Kirsty was recognized in the inaugural 100 Global most Inspirational Women in Mining published by Women in Mining United Kingdom.

Kirsty is the Head of Geosience and exploration with BHP Billiton Coal and a past chair of AusIMM WIMnet. With over 10 years’ experience in the mining industry, her career has covered mine and project management, mine planning, engineering, mine geology and exploration in coal, gold, iron ore, bauxite and copper-gold. Various roles in remote and regional areas have provided Kirsty with specialist skills in working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds in demanding conditions.

She has a proven track record in team leadership, mine development, mine planning and systems set-up as well as real commitment to increasing participation of women in the mining and resources industry. Kirsty has been instrumental in changing the culture of two sites in order to improve safety and increase productivity.

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Noon -12:20

Speaker, Noront Resources

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12:30pm -12:50

Speaker, Great Bear Resources

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1:00pm -1:20

Donald Bubar, Avalon Advanced Material

The lithium battery materials supply chain economic development opportunity for NW Ontario

Don Bubar is a geologist with 45 years of experience in in mineral exploration and development in Canada. Mr. Bubar

Don Bubar is a geologist with 45 years of experience in mineral exploration and development in Canada. Mr. Bubar has been Avalon’s CEO for 26 years attempting to develop critical minerals supply chains in Canada including lithium.

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1:30pm -1:50

Dan Wilton, CEO & Director, First Mining Gold

Springpole – One of Canada’s Largest Gold Projects

First Mining is a Canadian gold developer focused on the development and permitting of the Springpole Gold Project in northwestern Ontario.

First Mining is a Canadian gold developer focused on the development and permitting of the Springpole Gold Project in northwestern Ontario. Springpole is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Canada. The results of a positive Pre-Feasibility Study for the Springpole Gold Project were announced by First Mining in January 2021, and permitting activities are on-going with submission of an Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the project targeted for 2022. The Company also holds a large equity position in Treasury Metals Inc. who are advancing the Goliath Gold Complex toward construction. First Mining’s portfolio of gold projects in eastern Canada also includes the Pickle Crow (being advanced in partnership with Auteco Minerals Ltd.), Hope Brook (being advanced in partnership with Big Ridge Gold Corp.), Cameron, Duparquet, Duquesne, and Pitt gold projects.
First Mining was established in 2015 by Mr. Keith Neumeyer, founding President and CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp.

Dan Wilton is the CEO & Director of First Mining Gold with more than 25 years of experience in M&A, corporate finance and principal investing in the mining sector.

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2:00pm -2:20

Trevor Walker, Frontier Lithium

Frontier Lithium Corporate Update

Trevor R. Walker is the President and CEO of Frontier Lithium and has worked in the mining industry for over 20 years.

Trevor R. Walker is the President and CEO of Frontier Lithium and has worked in the mining industry for over 20 years. Trevor joined the company in 2010, and since has played a key strategic role in focusing and developing the company’s PAK Lithium Project in Northwestern Ontario.

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2:30pm -2:50

Speaker, Clean Air Metals

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Day 2 - Wednesday December 1 - Career - Education - Training

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9:00am - 9:15

Dr. Peter Hollings, CESME Director, Dept of Geology, Lakehead University

The Center of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration (CESME) – a hub for industry linked research and training

Dr. Hollings completed his Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 where he investigated the geochemistry of the 2.7-3.0 Ga Uchi Subprovince

Dr. Hollings completed his Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 where he investigated the geochemistry of the 2.7-3.0 Ga Uchi Subprovince from Red Lake to Pickle Lake. During a two-year NSERC funded postdoctoral fellowship at CODES Dr. Hollings participated in a multi-disciplinary research project investigating the genesis of giant copper-porphyry deposits in Chile. As a faculty member at Lakehead University since 2001, Dr. Hollings is continuing his research into the relationship between igneous petrogenesis and mineralisation in a variety of deposit types including porphyry, orogenic gold and Ni-Cu-PGE. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. Hollings is currently the NOHFC IRC Chair in Mineral Exploration and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration at Lakehead University.

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9:20am - 9:40

Wilson Luo, Director, Business Development, Mitacs and Bill Maloney, Directory Industry Research Partnerships, Lakehead University

Mitacs funding for research & innovation internships

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that funds collaborative research and innovation projects in Canada. Funding starts at $10K and can scale into the millions. This presentation will provide an overview of our different funding programs, eligibility requirements,

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that funds collaborative research and innovation projects in Canada. Funding starts at $10K and can scale into the millions. This presentation will provide an overview of our different funding programs, eligibility requirements, and how to apply. Details on the process of working with Lakehead University on Mitacs new Business Strategy Internships funding will also be presented.

Bio: Wilson joined Mitacs in 2019 and is currently a Director for Business Development, where he has had the opportunity to engage with academic and industry stakeholders across Ontario to understand their research and innovation needs & challenges. In his current role, Wilson is eager to learn where the Canadian innovation ecosystem is headed and how he can support these initiatives through making connections and providing funding opportunities. Wilson holds a PhD degree from The University of Western Ontario in organic and materials chemistry.

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9:45am - 10:30

Joanna Hodge PhD, P.Geo
Professor of Geology and ERT Program Coordinator School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
Fleming College

The Earth Resources Technician Co-op Program at Fleming College: A Hidden Gem!

Joanna Hodge is a professor of geology and coordinator of the Earth Resources Technician Co-op program at Fleming College. She has a PhD in geology from the University of Western Australia where she studied the hydrothermal evolution of fluids in gold deposits

Joanna Hodge is a professor of geology and coordinator of the Earth Resources Technician Co-op program at Fleming College. She has a PhD in geology from the University of Western Australia where she studied the hydrothermal evolution of fluids in gold deposits hosted in crustal-scale fault systems. She is a registered professional geoscientist in both Ontario and British Columbia, and teaches courses in introductory geology, surficial landforms and processes, mineral exploration sampling protocols, environmental geochemistry, and stability of earth and structures within the Earth Resources Technician Co-op Program. Joanna also introduces Resources Drilling, and Blasting students to geology in their Rock Studies course, and teaches Ecology and Environment in SENRS’ Common First Semester.
Prior to taking up her role at Fleming College, Joanna spent 15 years working in gold, nickel, copper-gold and uranium exploration and resource development in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, and has a broad range of experience in all aspects of field-based exploration.
Joanna is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion in her program. She organized the inaugural Women in Rocks event hosted in the newly renovated Geocentre at Frost Campus in 2018, is a member of the Academic Accessibility committee at Fleming College and works on incorporating Universal Design into all aspects of the program. She is a member of the International Association of Geoscience Diversity and is currently developing a fully accessible field trip to Northern Ontario.

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10:30am -10:50

Denise Baxter and Lisa Primavesi, Lakehead University

Asin Certificate in Geology & ISTEM Access Programs

A joint presentation by Denise Baxter & Lisa Primavesi, from Lakehead University

Denise Baxter
Vice-Provost, Indigenous Initiatives at Lakehead University

Denise is completing her PhD in Equity and Indigenous Education at York University. As an established education leader, Denise has worked in multiple contexts including public school boards, the Ministry of Education, Lakehead University, and First Nations private schools for the past 28 years. Within each of these contexts, she has built capacity and partnerships with multiple community stakeholders. Her work with the community has involved education conferences, workshop presentations, and capacity building with educators in First Nations schools.

A Marten Falls First Nation member, she maintains that preserving and practicing cultural traditions and ceremony keeps her connected to the community, Indigenous cultures, traditions, and protocols. She works to establish networks, strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities and governments, and build capacity between Indigenous, public, and private partners which have supported multiple initiatives that advance educational outcomes for Indigenous students.

Previously, she served as co-chair of the Ministry of Education, Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat's First Nations, Metis and Inuit Provincial Committee. Her educational experience has included opportunities to lead and teach across multiple educational environments including public schools K-12, First Nations schools (K-12), and the university.

Lisa Primavesi
Indigenous Access Programs Coordinator

Over the past decade, Lisa has worked in various teaching roles with First Nations communities across the region, with Aroland First Nation and Matawa Tribal Council, and more recently with Seven Generations Education Institute. For several years she worked as the Education Navigator with Nokiiwin Tribal Council, providing supports and services for Nokiiwin’s member communities. Lisa has built strong connections in these communities and is driven to support Indigenous youth in pursuit of their education goals. Lisa currently works as the Indigenous Access Programs Coordinator at Lakehead University.
Lisa is a settler Canadian with ancestors from England and Austria. She is grateful to live and work on the territory of Fort William First Nation, and acknowledges the many First Nations and Métis people who live in relation with this land.
Lisa attained her Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and her Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. In 2012, she returned to school to complete her Master of Education, Education for Change, Indigenous Education Specialist, at Lakehead University.

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11:00am -11:20

Career Speaker, To Be Announced

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11:30am -11:50

Career Speaker, To Be Announced

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12:30pm -12:50

Education Speaker, To Be Announced

Special Guest Speaker

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1:00pm -1:20

Education Speaker, To Be Announced

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1:30pm -1:50

Education Speaker, To Be Announced

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2:00pm -2:20

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2:30pm -2:50

Education Speaker, To Be Announced

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Day 3 - Thursday December 2 - First Nations Partnerships & Mining Community Forum

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9:00am - 9:30

First Nation Speaker, To Be Announced

Opening Remarks and Welcome

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9:30am - 9:50

First Nation Speaker, To Be Announced

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10:00am - 10:30

First Nation Speaker, To Be Announced

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10:30am -10:50

First Nation Speaker, To Be Announced

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11:00am -11:20

First Nation Speaker, To Be Announced

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11:30am -11:50

First Nation Speaker, To Be Announced

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Noon – 12:30pm

Lunch Break

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12:30pm -12:50

Lunch Speaker, To Be Announced

Special Guest Speaker

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1:00pm -1:20

Community Speaker, To Be Announced

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1:30pm -1:50

Community Speaker, To Be Announced

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2:00pm -2:20

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2:30pm -2:50

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