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APGO Education Foundation
APGO Education Foundation
is saddened to announce the passing of our friend and Foundation board member
Dr. Robert (Bob) Hodder
on March 26, 2017, peacefully, in his sleep.
Bob had a long and
distinguished career as a geoscience educator, most recently as Professor Emeritus, since 1993,
at Western University.
Bob has been a valued member of the Foundation board since
He was instrumental in the
creation of the Foundation scholarships and bursaries. His knowledge, insight, sense of humour,
and friendship will be greatly missed.
Thank you for all your years of support, Bob.
1:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by John McBride, APGO North West Regional Councillor
Scandia Room, Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay
Featured Speakers: Bill Mercer, P.Geo., VP of Exploration, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. and Chair of PDAC Health and Safety Committee Presentation: Implications of the PDAC Health and Safety Knowledge Base for the Professional Geoscientists and Engineers
Judith Wright, M.Ed. CTDP, Learning & Development Consultant Write Like a Pro! Top 6 Essentials of Effective Technical Writing
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April 12, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Creating your own personalized "brand" and "brand products" is the first step on the pathway to showing your potential to build value and enjoying a fulfilling and successful career.
April 18, 2017 from 12:00 p.m — 1:00 p.m.
Christine Petch, P.Geo.
This webinar will introduce various Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concepts and discuss them in the context of the mining and mineral exploration industry.
5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Françoise Campbell, P.Geo., APGO's Central Regional Councillor
Room OJN 212, Centre for Continuing Education, McMaster University
Guest Speaker: Dr. Colby Steelman, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Presentation: Hydrogeophysics: Understanding Contaminant Transport and Fate to Source Water Management and Protection
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Disclaimer: The events and media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
Hosted by Western University
April 20, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Lightfoot, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Presentation: Structural controls on nickel sulfide deposits: Examples from China and Russia inform models for Voisey's Bay
April 4, 2017
6:30 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Mike Michaud, P.Geo., Chief Geologist at IAMGOLD Corporation who will be speaking on IAMGOLD's 25 years of Gold Exploration, Discovery and Mining in West Africa.
Kings Crossing Tap and Grill (2nd floor meeting room)
197 George Street, Peterborough
Ontario Prospectors' Association
Hosted by Ontario Prospectors' Association
April 4-6, 2017
Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay, ON
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Disclaimer: The media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs is revealing clues to the origins of life on Earth.
Scientists have drilled into the 200-kilometre-wide Chicxulub crater now buried under the Gulf of Mexico.
They say its rocks show evidence of having been home to a large "hydrothermal system," where hot fluids flowed through cracks and fissures.
Similar systems, generated by impacts on the early Earth, could have helped kickstart the first lifeforms.
Northern Ontario Business
Laurentian University's Goodman School of Mines and one of Canada's leading management and training providers, Procept Associates, have partnered to offer professional development courses in project management. Project Management Essentials and Project Closeout Best Practices will be the first two courses offered under this partnership in late March.
"We have discovered in speaking with industry professionals that there is a need for training in project management," said Bruce Jago, Goodman's founding executive director.
New research suggests that the thawing of frozen soil is a more prominent source of greenhouse gas emissions than once believed.
The study, which was published in Nature Geoscience earlier this month, states that freeze-thaw emissions in cultivated soil are underestimated so strongly that properly including them may increase scientists’ recordings of nitrous oxide emissions by agricultural sources from 17 to 28 per cent.
Mario Tenuta, a professor of soil ecology within the department of soil science at the University of Manitoba, co-authored the study along with Claudia Wagner-Riddle at the University of Guelph.
There's an old school gold rush underway in northern Ontario, but the demand is for a special metal that is used in everything from smart phones to electric cars.
More than a dozen mining companies are staking out claims in Cobalt, ON, as price of the mineral with the same name rises, according to the Northern Prospectors Association.
"The whole situation is a cobalt-style rush, just like an old-fashioned staking rush," said Gino Chitaroni, president of the Northern Prospectors Association and a geologist from the area.
Canadian Mining Journal
Toronto-based Detour Gold has updated the life of mine plan for its Detour Lake gold producer 185 kilometres northeast of the town of Cochrane. The life of the project has been increased to approximately 23 years, two more than seemed likely in the 2016 plan. The mine plan includes the continued development of the Detour Lake pit. Mining will begin in the North pit in 2019 and the West Detour pit in 2025. The mining rate will increase gradually from 100 million tonnes this year to 125 million tonnes in 2022.
Water cannot be destroyed. Its physical state can be altered, it can be absorbed and it can be contaminated, but the water on Earth today has been here since the very beginning.
As water is one of the key elements needed to sustain life, the monitoring of both the availability and quality of fresh water is one of the most important measures humans can take to not only ensure we have enough to drink, but also to maintain healthy ecosystems and prevent the spread of deadly diseases.
Northern Ontario Business
MacDonald Mines is preparing to start a bulk sampling program on its Wawa-Holdsworth gold-silver project in northeastern Ontario.
The Toronto junior miner plans to use a backhoe to scoop up samples of gold-bearing oxide sands on the 285-hectare property, 20 kilometres north of Wawa. Last December, MacDonald Mines entered into an option and joint venture agreement with Noble Mineral Exploration to do exploration on the property. To date, MacDonald has not earned any rights on the project.
Though avalanches might not immediately come to mind when thinking of Labrador, that part of the province happens to be home to the earliest recorded avalanche in Canada — and perhaps North America.
"It was a very major event," David Liverman, adjunct professor of geography at Memorial University, told CBC Radio's Labrador Morning.
The avalanche occurred in the winter of 1781-1782 about 20 kilometres from Nain and killed 22 people in their homes, Livermand said.
"The sort of popular perception of avalanches these days is that they largely affect snowmobilers and skiers in the Rocky Mountains and in the west," Liverman said.
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