March 2019

SFU Geoscience Seminar

Status: Advanced registration is now closed.
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
Location: Simon Fraser University, South Sciences Building (SSB) 7172, Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Courtnay Hughes
Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Mining Industry Human Resources Council 

Angela Johnson, P.Geo.
Project Geologist and Sustainability Coordinator, SSR Mining Inc.
Cost: This event is free to attend. Online registration is required.
Contact: Andrea Michaud | Student Program Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4860
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4860
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Earth science students are invited to join us for a seminar on professional registration and careers in geoscience.

Presentation Topics

First, the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Program Coordinator will give a brief overview of the registration process to become a geoscientist-in-training (GIT) or professional geoscientist (P.Geo.). Afterwards, there will be two presentations about different aspects of BC's geoscience industry.

This event is meant for Simon Fraser University Earth Science students. However, Engineers and Geoscientists BC members, members-in-training, and the public are welcome to attend. Online registration is required for this event.


​Courtnay Hughes

Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Mining Industry Human Resources Council 

Courtnay Hughes leads national and regional research and program initiatives on diversity and inclusion within the Canadian mining sector. Highlighted program development initiatives include the Mining Industry Human Resources Council’s Gender Equity in Mining (GEM) Works program. With over 15 years of experience in human resource management, Courtnay is a recognized expert on gender diversity in mining and advises mining industry employers, educators, and communities on their inclusion efforts and the identification and removal of barriers to greater workforce diversity. In addition to this work, Courtnay contributes to a number of national and regional committees focusing on increasing diversity and building HR capacity. These include: the BC Mining HR Taskforce; Women in Mining Canada’s National Action Plan; Engineers and Geoscientists BC Taskforce on Gender Diversity; and the Engendering Engineering Success Consortium. Courtnay holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and a Masters of Applied Science in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Courtnay's graduate research was one of the first studies to identify and investigate gender inequality within the Canadian mining workforce.

Angela Johnson, P.Geo.

Project Geologist and Sustainability Coordinator, SSR Mining Inc.

Angela Johnson, P.Geo., is an experienced project geologist skilled in green fields and brown fields exploration project management, and is currently working on SSR’s inaugural Sustainability Report which will be released in 2019 Q2. Angela is a current MBA candidate at Dalhousie University and chair of the Association of Mineral Exploration’s Integrated Social Responsibility Committee. She holds a B.Sc. (hons) in Geology from the University of Alberta, and an M.Sc. in Geochemistry/Geology from the University of Victoria.

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