Barbara Caelles graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and has worked in the mining industry for over 40 years, starting her career in exploration as a field geologist, but eventually becoming a consultant in Records Management for mining. She is the author of several papers and articles ranging from Archean massive sulphide deposits (written under her maiden name Mioduszewska) to issues related to women in mining. She is a registered Professional Geoscientist with APEGBC. Barbara has been involved in women’s groups since she was appointed to the Geological Association of Canada Status of Women Geoscientists Committee in 1975 and became Chair of the Committee in 1977. Barbara is a founding member of Women in Mining British Columbia (formerly known as Women in Mining Vancouver), on the executive of the Greater Vancouver Mining Women’s Association (GVMWA), and was part of the BC HR Task Force, Diversity-Women Sub- committee. In 2010 Barbara received the Minerva Foundation’s Women in Natural Resources Award for Philanthropy and Volunteerism.