June 2017

Roles and Responsibilities of a Qualified Person

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Roles and Responsibilities of a Qualified Person
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Greg Gosson, P.Geo.
Technical Director, Geology and Compliance, Mining and Metals, Americas
Amec Foster Wheeler
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $389.00 + GST = $408.45 until June 8, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Non-Member Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Student Member Price: $229.50 + GST = $240.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 08, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Involvement of a Qualified Person in preparing public disclosure on mining projects is a fundamental principle of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. The naming of Qualified Persons in disclosure documents to meet NI 43-101 and stock exchange policies, can create ongoing obligations for those individuals to provide written consent for the use of their reports and opinions in later filings under Canadian and US Securities regulations. Qualified Persons are then exposed to civil liability under securities law as experts when they provide their written consent.

The course will review:

  •  The roles and responsibilities of Qualified Persons under Canadian and US securities law, and some of the defences that are offered to the Qualified Person exposed to civil liability under those laws.
  • Involvement of Qualified Persons in a mineral exploration or mining company’s corporate governance, including their internal controls on financial and operational reporting.
  • CIM and other industry guides to assist Qualified Persons when determining what is considered acceptable professional practice in the mining industry.
  • Situations that Qualified Persons face requiring them to make ethical decisions.
  • Canadian securities regulatory regime and basic principles of NI 43-101 disclosure standards.


Greg Gosson, P.Geo.
Technical Director, Geology and Compliance, Mining and Metals, Americas, Amec Foster Wheeler

Greg Gosson, P.Geo., is currently the Technical Director of Geology and Compliance, Mining and Metals of the Americas at Amec Foster Wheeler. Greg has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry and many years of additional experience including:
  • Five years as Chief Mining Advisor of the BC Securities Commission.
  • Lead the project to revise NI 43-101 in 2005.
  • Involved in drafting legislation on Civil Liability under securities law, and NI 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations.
  • Former chair, current member of the Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee on NI 43-101: industry advisory group to the Canadian securities regulators.
  • Member of the PDAC Securities Committee.
  • Member of the CIM Standing Committee on Mineral Reserves.
  • Member of the CIM Best Practices Committee.
  • Member of the CIM – CSA Working Committee on NI 43-101.
  • More than 10 years of experience as Technical Director, Geology and Compliance with Amec Foster Wheeler.
  • Past 15 years as a presenter of the Law and Ethics seminar on NI 43-101 for APEGBC.

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