February 2020

Multi-Topic Seminar on Mining Engineering

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability, please contact [email protected] with subject line: "event registration".
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM: Registration and Networking with Snacks
7:00 PM: Presentations
8:30 PM: Networking
9:00 PM: Closing

Refreshments will be served.

Dress code: Business casual.
Location: Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12 Ave (Main Floor - Town Hall Room Number 110), Vancouver, BC

Note: Please access City Hall through the main doors. A Vancouver Branch representative will be at the door until 6:55 PM. If you arrive after this time and the door is locked, please text 604.908.6474.
Presenter: Jonathon Brown, P.Eng., M.Sc.
Global Director - Process Technology, Fluor Mining & Metals at Fluor Corporation

Brent Hilscher, P.Eng.
Western Canada Director of Process and Origination DRA
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members: $15 including GST

Non-members: $20 including GST

Late registrations at the door (space permitting): $25 including GST

Refreshments will be served.
Note: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by February 18.
Join the Vancouver Branch for an informative seminar with industry leading speakers from the mining industry. This event presents an incredible opportunity to participate in knowledge sharing, earn PD hours, and network with fellow members in the engineering and geoscience community.

Since refreshments will be served, we ask that you RSVP in advance by registering online.

Presentation Topics

  • “Making Tailings Coarse Again" Mining Technologies that Coarsen The Size and Reduce The Quantity of Tailings
  • Process Design Criteria - A Multidisciplinary Document

About the Presenters

Jonathon Brown, P.Eng., M.Sc.

Global Director - Process Technology, Fluor Mining & Metals at Fluor Corporation

Jonathon Brown has degrees in metallurgical engineering from Queens University (B.Sc.) and from the University of Alberta (M.Sc.). He has over 30 years of experience in the metallurgical industry and has worked in research, operations, and engineering within the mining industry. He's worked in Canada and the US with occasional overseas assignments. Currently, he serves as the Manager of Engineering office for Fluors M&M operations in Vancouver.

Brent Hilscher, P.Eng.

Western Canada Director of Process and Origination DRA

Brent Hilscher has 20 years in mining and mineral processing. He has operated and supervised mineral processing plants, published papers, patented technologies, and been a speaker at over a dozen conferences and universities in Canada and around the world.

Brent has led design and construction projects for Teck, Goldcorp, New Gold, Barrick, Xstrata, Agnico Eagle, and many others. He won the CMP Bill Moore Award for technical excellence in 2013, and served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.

On account of his technical reputation Brent has been consulted as a senior advisor for World Bank and NASA mining research projects. He has volunteered as an executive for both the CIM and CMP. Besides his typical mining projects, he is currently working on projects for both the United Nations and the Government of Canada.

Brent is currently the Western Canada Director of Process and Origination for DRA, one of the worlds largest mining design and construction companies with over 4,000 employees in their mining team.


  • Due to space limitations, this event is limited to 100 people.
  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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