March 2015

APEGBC/UBC Okanagan Student & Industry Night (Student Registration)

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Andrea Wilson at [email protected] to register for this event.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: UBC Okanagan Campus Arts & Sciences Centre (ASC), Room 130 University Way Kelowna, BC
Cost: Free
APEGBC is working with UBC Okanagan's EUS & EESCU to host a Student & Industry Night on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Join us for a casual evening of great presentations, networking and of course free food. This event focuses on providing you, an engineering or geoscience student, with the tools to build a powerful network as well as an opportunity to interact with industry professionals. This event is free for all attendees.

Free sandwiches and other light refreshments will be available.

We are pleased to have Dr. Brian Flintoff, P.Eng. and Patrick McAndless, P.Geo., FGC, as our speakers. Presentations will be followed by a casual networking mixer.

5:30-6:00 pm Sign In
6:00-7:00 pm Presentations (Arts & Sciences Centre130)
7:00-8:30 pm Mixer

If you are not an APEGBC Student Member, you may create a free web user account to register.

About the Speakers

Dr. Brian Flintoff, P.Eng., is a native of the Okanagan Valley having been born in Kelowna and raised in Peachland. He studied at Simon Fraser University (BSc Chem) and the University of Alberta (MSc and PhD Eng). He started his career at the Brenda Mine as a mineral processing engineer in 1973, and over the course of the last 40+ years has spent time in operations. academia, consulting, business management, technology development, and technology management and strategy. He recently retired from Metso Minerals –  the largest supplier of process equipment and  related services to the global mineral processing industry. For the last decade or so, Brian held the position of Senior Vice President, Technology Development, where  he worked on technology strategies and co-creation opportunities for Metso, and managed a group of consulting companies focused mainly on advanced simulation, process control, and sensing.

Patrick McAndless, P.Geo., FGC, is an exploration geologist with over 40 years of experience in precious and base metal exploration and mining. He is a well recognized leader in the industry and is a recipient of the APEGBC 2006 C.J. Westerman Memorial Award. Patrick has managed large-scale exploration projects for senior and junior mining companies focusing on porphyry copper, volcanogenic massive sulphide, epithermal gold, uranium and diamond deposits. He has also been a guest lecturer at over 100 universities and colleges across Canada, US and Europe providing a set of practical tools to assist geoscience and engineering students with their career development.

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