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The APGO Education Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Past Presidents' Bursary. This new Bursary Program is intended to support internationally-trained geoscientists in fulfilling the requirements for registration with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO). Applicants must have demonstrated financial need for completion of licensure procedures for registration as a professional geoscientist in Ontario, and have also demonstrated leadership.
|Mark Your Calendar! APGO Networking Event in Thunder Bay
April 3, 2017 at Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay
More information will be posted soon.
|See you at the 2017 PDAC Convention
We're looking forward to seeing our members at the PDAC Convention on March 5-8, 2017. Please visit us at Booth #851.
APGO is also proud to support the PDAC-CIM Toronto Branch Student Tours being conducted during the convention. This is an educational opportunity for students wherein they get to know about the work of participating organizations. APGO has been participating in this initiative every year.
Feb. 24, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Zen Keizars, P.Geo., APGO South East Regional Councillor
GUEST SPEAKER: Bill Mercer, P.Geo., VP of Exploration, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. and Chair of PDAC and Health and Safety Committee
PRESENTATION: Mineral Exploration Health and Safety — Implications of the PDAC Health and Safety Knowledge Base for the Professional Geoscientists and Engineers
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.
Laurentian University in partnership with Procept Associated Ltd.
Project Management Essentials
March 27-28, 2017
Project Closeout Best Practices
March 29, 2017
Click here for more information and online registration.
Laurentian University's Goodman School of Mines
Feb. 25, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Vale Cavern, Science North
Click here for more information.
Porcupine Prospectors & Developers Association in conjunction with the Ontario Prospectors Association
April 18-19, 2017
McIntyre Arena, Timmins, ON
More information will be posted on http://www.ontarioprospectors.com/
Hosted by Ontario Prospectors' Association
April 4-6, 2017
Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay, ON
Click here for more information.
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.
Canadian Mining Journal
Ontario minister of northern development and mines Michael Gravelle has stepped away from his ministerial duties, citing a long-standing battle with depression.
He issued a statement announcing his decision recently, saying he made his choice on the advice of his doctor. "It has become clear to me that it will take some time, effort, treatment and understanding to properly address this illness," Gravelle stated.
Sudbury students pursuing mining careers recently learned a little something about pursuing innovation at the seventh annual Mining Day.
What started as a strategy by an English teacher to engage mining students at Cambrian College has morphed into a full evening of networking and presentations.
This year, the theme was "The Pursuit of Innovation." Students from Cambrian and the city's other post-secondary schools — College Boréal and Laurentian University — heard from major players in the Northern Ontario mining sector.
The clean up of the Grand River is going swimmingly thanks to major wastewater treatment upgrades.
The region has a budget of $388 million to invest in Kitchener and Waterloo's wastewater treatment plants. That's more than the $253 million it has committed to the highly publicized Ion LRT project (with the remaining capital costs being covered by the federal and provincial governments).
No one can say for certain when it happened the last time, but Ontario's mining industry is basking in what might be the best "good news story" to come along in quite awhile.
No one died in a mining accident last year in Ontario.
In all of 2016, there was not one mining fatality and Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn said that everyone in the industry deserves a pat on the back because of it.
In an interview with The Daily Press, Flynn said labour leaders, mining managers and the rank-and-file workers can all take a bow for looking out for each other and for themselves.
The Sudbury Star
From person to person, chief to chief, council to council and community to community, there's a broad range of opinions and perspectives among indigenous people when it comes to mining in and around their communities.
"Mining is such a hot topic in First Nations communities and across Canada, it has long-ranging effects on everybody, whether you live on reserve or off reserve — economic, political, social and environmental," said Mike Hankard, assistant professor and chair in the department of indigenous studies at the University of Sudbury.
Northern Ontario Business
The basic underground hard rock miner common core program, currently being delivered to Wahgoshig First Nation through Northern College, received a $248,403 boost from the provincial government. The province announced the funding was being provided through the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund. This is the fourth intake of the program, which was launched in 2015 and is delivered in collaboration with Primero Mining.
Through the program, students receive 14 weeks of training at Primero's Black Fox Complex, located just outside of Matheson.
The Geological Society of America (GSA) recently announced the discovery of a new continent: Zealandia. According to a paper published by the GSA, Zealandia measures 1.9 million square kilometres and is 94 per cent underwater.
As well, Zealandia meets all the necessary requirements to be considered a continent.
Authors of the paper propose that like Earth's seven other continents, Zealandia is substantially elevated above the surrounding oceanic crust, exhibits a distinct geology, a well-defined area and a crust thicker than that of the ocean basins.
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