October 2016

Your Career and Public Reporting: The QP Short Course for Students

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Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Presenter: Garth Kirkham, P.Geo., FGC, FCIM
President, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd.
Cost: Free
Contact: Andrea Michaud | Student Program Coordinator
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This one-day short course, offered by APEGBC in conjunction with Geoscientists Canada, is for post-secondary earth science students. The course is an introduction to public reporting in a geoscience career.

Course Outline

The course combines a lecture-style presentation with breakout sessions for participants to analyze case studies.

The following topics will be covered:
  • Reporting Issuer and Securities Background
  • Qualified Person
  • Mining and NI 41-101 Overview
  • Oil and Gas and NI 51-101 Overview
Time Topic
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Introduction
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Section A:  Reporting Issuer and Securities Background & Case Study 1
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Section B:  Qualified Person & Case Study 2
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Section C:  Mining and NI 43-101 Overview & Case Study 3
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Section D:  Oil & Gas and NI 51-101 Overview & Case Study 4
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Final Questions and Remarks

Target Audience

This Short Course is developed for third- and fourth-year undergraduate earth science students. Students in fields relating to geoscience (for example, geological engineering) and graduate students are also welcome to attend.


Garth Kirkham, P.Geo., FGC, FCIM
Principal Consultant, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd.
Past-President, Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) and Chair, CIM Best Practices Committee, CIM Distinguished Lecturer 2013-2014
Director, Geoscientists Canada and Chair, Securities Committee

With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Kirkham is the principal of Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. that specializes in 3D computer modeling and resource and reserve estimations at the preliminary economic assessment, pre-feasibility and feasibility study stages of mining projects.
He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Alberta in 1983. He is a Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Ontario and Manitoba. He has served on APEGBC Council twice in 2010-2011 and 2012-2014.
Guest Lecturer for instructing senior level classes on NI 43-101, CIM Definitions Standards and Best Practices, geology and mining database management, data analysis, geologic modelling, resource estimation and mine design.
He is Past-CIM President and is also Chair of the CIM Best Practices Committee and Chair of the Geoscientists Canada, Securities Committee.

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