January 2017 – Events and Updates 
  • WIMBC Lunch & Learn 
  • Mining Investment Asia Partnership Announcement
  • Upcoming Events

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WIMBC’s January Lunch & Learn

Our January Lunch & Learn speaker Lana Eagle giving a presentation on Mining & Reconciliation in Canada.
WIMBC’s monthly feature event, the Lunch & Learn, kicked off in 2017 with a presentation by Lana Eagle on a key topic of Reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. On January 12th, Lana discussed why Reconciliation is paramount to the mineral exploration and mining sector within the context of Canada’s Indigenous history and current landscape in Canada.  

WIMBC’s February Lunch & Learn
February 9th, 2017

TITLE: Gender, Mining and the Sustainable Development Agenda: Extracting Equality Across Global Production Scales.

PRESENTER: Kirsten Dales, Associate Director, International Programs, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI)

Kirsten Dales is an industrial ecologist with expertise in multilateral environmental agreements. Her professional practice involves human-environment interactions in industrial landscapes, with over nine years of experience designing and implementing international development projects in the global south. Kirsten has held numerous positions with academic and United Nations agencies. She has provided expertise in project design, participatory development and implementation on international waters, chemicals and waste management, sustainable forestry and climate change mitigation in developing countries.

As CIRDI’s Associate Director, Kirsten provides strategic leadership on results-based management, impact evaluation, and international programs. Kirsten leads program delivery of CIRDI’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) portfolio in Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a specialty in integrated resource management and natural resource conflicts in ASM. She delivers technical advisory services on water management, enviromental assessment and mineral governance. 

At present, she is leading the design, development, and review of business development opportunities on ASM with multilateral development banks, United Nations agencies and bilateral donors.

If you’re interested in attending this event, please be on the lookout for a registration link posted on WIMBC’s Facebook and Twitter pages closer to the date of the event. Check your email for a reminder message and registration link as well.

WIMBC is proud to announce our partnership with Mining Investment Asia, a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the mining, quarrying and construction materials industries, bringing together 800 attendees from 35 countries. 
Ministers, mining companies, investors and service providers travel from all over Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa for four days of partnering, networking and business matching.

Mining Investment Asia is dedicating a full day (March 28th) to exploring the issues, challenges and innovations relevant to Women in Mining. With an impressive line-up of speakers and topics, it’s an event you don’t want to miss.

***WIMBC members are eligible for a 10% discount codeMIAWIMBC when purchasing their tickets to the conference.***

Upcoming Events

Don’t miss your chance to attend the world’s largest resource investment conference dedicated to resource exploration!

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2017, co-produced by Cambridge House International Inc and Katusa Research, is a must – attend for investors and stakeholders in the global mining industry. 

Over the past 21 years, Cambridge House has built its resource investment conferences to be the largest and best in the world, focused on mineral exploration, and this year’s event is sure to continue that legacy. 

Entry is free of charge for online registrants (until January 21st).​

WIMBC would like to thank Cambridge House for generously donating a booth to WIMBC this year, and each year since 2009.

See you there!

Hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME), Roundup 2017 (taking place on January 23 – 26th) is the world’s premier technical mineral exploration conference, and provides a forum for connecting people in the exploration and mining industry.

This year’s conference will bring together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners to share ideas that will help shape the future of mineral exploration and development.

WIMBC would like to thank AME for generously donating a table this year, and each year since 2009.

Find the WIMBC team at the following Roundup events:

The Canadian Securities Exchange alongside event partners, Micromine, Proactive Investors, Adnet, AME, Women in Mining BC and Mining for Beer are excited to invite you to the first edition of the GroundUp Networking Reception to be held at the AME Roundup on January 23rd from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

GroundUp will showcase the various organizations in Vancouver in the resource industry and capital markets, and will allow attendees to network and build connections with all of the organizations involved.

Join the best and brightest from across the mining and investment sectors for the perfect mix of great food, drinks, door prizes and networking after a day at the AME Roundup.

Tickets for this event are limited so be sure to register early to avoid missing out on this great opportunity.

Discovery Day is an outreach event designed to educate the public about the mineral exploration industry and build awareness about the importance of minerals and metals in our everyday lives. Bring the whole family down to experience the intrigue and excitement of our industry, with interactive and educational displays that will engage both adults and children.

January is National Mentorship Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by attending a panel by Lean In Vancouver, in collaboration with the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and Make Possible on January 30th at 6pm.

Lean In Vancouver is an active group of women in professional roles who aim to build a network of support and confidence to empower and promote leadership in young women.

Register here.

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