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Jillian began writing immediately after receiving her undergrad from the University of Western Ontario. She believes in lifelong learning, so she went back to the University of Calgary for a certificate in marketing and public relations after making the cross-country move to Alberta. Now, she learns something new with each story she writes for Mining & Energy. See more of Jill’s work at wordsbyjill.com.



Most recent articles by Jillian Clark

A portrait photo of William Lamb, president and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp.
Mines Rock Star: William Lamb, president and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp.

William Lamb pushes Lucara Diamond Corp. to think outside the box when it comes to its Karowe Mine in Botswana.

A woman, wearing a hardhat, takes a water sample from a stream.
Education, First Nations, Technology The future of mining: MiHR discusses employment opportunities

Ryan Montpellier, executive director of MiHR, discusses mining as a viable career path for future generations.

A prospector digs around at Cruz Cobalt's high-grade cobalt Johnson project.
Minerals, Mines, Technology, Ontario Competing for cobalt

Cruz Cobalt Corp explains the importance of cobalt to the future of electric vehicles.

Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
Energy, Technology, British Columbia 3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

A woman (Merran Smith) on a bike smiling as she waits at the side of a road
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment Rock Star Merran Smith: Creating a cleaner tomorrow

Merran Smith, founder and Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada, was recently appointed to co-chair the Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council

The all-season Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway covers an area rich in natural gas fields. The government is now considering how to use this gas: locally or shipping it elsewhere?
Exploration, Northwest Territories Exploring the gas fields of the Northwest Territories

The Government of the Northwest Territories studies potential for exploration in the Beaufort-Delta region with the completion of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway

A lady showing some environmental science equipment
Sustainability & environment, Technology Exploring eDNA

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) Ignite program chose Dr. Caren Helbing and Hemmera Envirochem’s environmental monitoring research project for funding.

NAIT is currently working on Phase 1 of the applied research project to test DME in long-haul trucks in Alberta.
Education, Renewable Energy, Alberta NAIT applies DME to long-haul trucks in Alberta

NAIT researcher explains DME, NAIT’s applied research project with industry partners, and how close the alternative renewable fuel is to market.

A wind turbine in a field with a herd of deer lounging in the grass around it.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Major renewable energy company focuses on Alberta

EDF EN Canada has several wind projects currently advancing through development in Alberta, but is also exploring combinations of solar and wind.

Four men on a roof working on an equipment installation.
Education, Alberta Microgrid innovation at Medicine Hat College

Bluenergy Solarwind perfects double-helix urban wind turbine for Medicine Hat College’s microgrid.

Foster Coulson standing with the Coulson Ice Blast product
Introducing Ice Storm90™

Coulson Ice Blast offers an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to clean heavy equipment.

Wind turbine at the Old Man 1 wind farm.
Alberta Competing in the Renewable Energy Program

Alberta Wind Energy Corporation and Boralex join forces as Alberta Renewable Power Limited Partnership to compete in the AESO’s Renewable Energy Program.

Inproheat
Efficient hot water production with SubCom®

Inproheat uses sixty years of experience and refined SubCom® technology to compete in the final phase of Foresight’s ARCTIC challenge.

Heron Canada was founded with the goal of advocating for the aboriginal communities in Northern Ontario. Now they offer sustainable solutions for mining.
Bringing bidirectional chargers to mine sites

Heron Canada, a member of MSTA Canada, offers sustainable solutions for mining’s power problems in the form of microgrids and electric vehicles.

Avalon employee at the spring drilling program.
Avalon Advanced Materials goes after green

Separation Rapids project near Kenora, Ontario, will produce lithium hydroxide, but is also exploring ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

MSTA Canada's mandate is to advocate for the mining suppliers of Canada, offer networking opportunities, and prepare their members for domestic and international markets.
Modernizing mining suppliers

The Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE) rebranded to become MSTA Canada

Cypher Environmental is continuously searching for new ways to improve efficiency on mine sites with environmentally friendly products.
Searching for sustainable solutions

Cypher Environmental Ltd., headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, offers sustainable solutions to mine sites around the world.

Peter LeCouffe, Operations Manager, holding their new RTK fixed wing drone next to our GPS base station.
The future is here

Harrier Aerial Surveys' drones collect aerial imagery to create digital elevation models and 3-D measurements

Rob Miller worked with 3G Energy when they were Vector Wind Energy Inc., before returning to take the role of Vice President with 3G.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global, Ontario Renewable winds blow across Canada

3G Energy creates wind and solar energy projects from start to finish with a focus on aboriginal engagement wherever possible.

Dave Rogers, founder, president and CEO of Amp Solar Group Inc.
Company Profiles, Energy, Ontario Amp Solar powers change

Amp solar and Alectra Energy Solutions create a battery storage solution for their Ontario Class A customers.

A photo of Lisa Wade, vice-president of environment at Goldcorp Inc.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Towards Zero Water

Goldcorp sets a positive example by working towards a goal of consuming no water in mining operations through its H2Zero initiative.

Pictured is a piece of construction equipment in the foreground with a view of the Peace River Valley beyond.
Energy, British Columbia Let’s talk jobs at Site C dam in Fort St. John

BC Hydro's Site C Clean Energy Project is providing lots of jobs.

Heather Kaminsky is working in the lab at NAIT.
Education, Global Predicting the future: Mining and energy jobs in five years

We asked a handful of mining and energy industry workers for their predictions of jobs in high demand in five years.

An aerial view of the facilities at New Gold's Rainy River Gold Project is shown.
Mines, Ontario Rainy River Gold Project enhances local community

A look at the positive impact New Gold’s Rainy River Gold Project is having on the local community in northwestern Ontario

Two researchers are in a forest near a stream.
Exploration, Minerals, British Columbia Research brings new mineral exploration method to light

Geoscience BC funds the Halogens Project to identify new, low-impact, cost-efficient mineral exploration techniques.

Instructor Amr Marzouk (L) shows new state-of-the-art industrial training assembly line equipment to students Anahita Mahmoodi and Mouataz Kaddoura.
Education, Technology, British Columbia, Global Bridging the gap between academia and industry

Siemens Canada partnered with Simon Fraser University to offer the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program.

A headshot of Tracey Meintjes, a metallurgical engineer and principal with Moose Mountain Technical Services
Company Profiles, Mines, Alberta, British Columbia, Maritimes, Global Moose Mountain Technical Services: Consultants to mining and exploration clients

Moose Mountain Technical Services offers independent consulting to mining and exploration clients, covering services from exploration to closure.

Jamie Saulnier and former National Chief Ovide Mercredi, Running Deer Resources advisory board member, are standing together.
Education, First Nations, Mines Connecting communities at Rainy River and beyond

Running Deer Resources provides an engagement strategy and platform for Canadian employers and Indigenous communities to connect.

Shown here is Robert Bell. His work history includes executive positions at Luscar Ltd., Pine Valley Mining, Teck Resources, Ram River Coal and Atrum Coal. Now, he's followed his entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation of collaboration to become an independent consultant.
Mines Rock Star Robert Bell: Enjoyment + curiosity + hard work = success in mining

Meet Robert Bell, people person and coal expert, as well as the moderator for the Coal Association of Canada’s upcoming conference in Vancouver.

Foresight-mentored company Hydra Energy is capturing waste hydrogen for use as a fuel to displace up to 30 per cent of the diesel used in Class 8 trucks.
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology Fostering creative solutions to sustainability challenges

Foresight and ARCTIC foster clean tech startups and real solutions to mining and energy sustainability problems.

A headshot of David McLelland
Technology, Global Rock Star David McLelland: The mastermind behind remote sensing technology

Auracle Remote Sensing CEO David McLelland pioneered the remote sensing and geospatial technology that benefits the mining and energy industries.

Shown here are the JAWS and SmartView systems, which provide simple solutions to underground mine safety.
Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, Global A simplistic approach to safety—Jannatec’s JAWS platform promotes underground mine safety

The Jannatec Advanced Warning System aims to eliminate underground mining vehicle accidents.

This two-part image helps monitor an underground geological problem. The top shows what is under the surface. The bottom shows a
Technology, Global Geospatial science and underground mapping can predict geohazards

Executive chair Stephen Leahy explains Auracle Remote Sensing’s underground mapping technology and its applications in the resource industries.

Jill Tsolinas loves that her current role as executive director of BC CTEM brings together her two passions: mining and education. This shows her headshot.
Education, Mines, British Columbia Collaborative curriculum: Rock Star Jill Tsolinas

BC CTEM’s executive director cultivates collaboration, community, synergy and success while developing new and evolving existing mining training.

Tungsten has uses in many industries including transportation, mining, oil and gas, and construction because of its hardness and heat resistance. Pictured is a bar of tungsten and a worker's hand.
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Maritimes Canada poised to fill growing demand for tungsten

Northcliff president and CEO Chris Zahovskis talks about tungsten and the steps left before production now that the Sisson Project has environmental approval.

A female student is wearing a hard hat in front of a crane.
Education, Alberta NAIT evolves to meet industry demands

NAIT opens a new building to handle more students in Spruce Grove, Alberta

Students are in a forest for an outdoor classroom as part of a mining education experience.
Education, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan Educational mining and energy programs offered in Western Canada

Study for a career in mining and energy, or upgrade your skill set at one of Western Canada’s higher education institutions.

A large diamond is being held in tweezers.
Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories Unique partnership and special diamonds

Gahcho Kué is being recognized as the most important diamond discovery to come onstream in quite some time.

Heather's team works with companies in the oil and gas industry to find solutions to their sustainability challenges. She is shown here in the lab.
Minerals, Mines, Alberta Rock Star Heather Kaminsky—“Queen of Clay”

Heather Kaminsky, Lead Researcher at NAIT’s Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability, helps the oil and gas industry find solutions to their problems with clay.

American Creek might have found the Wild Horse River motherlode on its Gold Hill property. Here's a photo of the forested mountainous terrain in the area.
Wild Horse River gold motherlode

American Creek might have found the Wild Horse River motherlode on its Gold Hill property.

From discovery to production...
American Creek’s Gold Hill exploration

Darren Blaney, the president of American Creek, explains the exploration process of a high-grade gold mine

A helicopter is flying low in a snowy mountainous terrain.
Products & equipment, Safety, Global RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology

RECCO hopes its Advanced Rescue Technology will spread worldwide, including in applications in mining industry safety

FLSmidth is working on creating feasible, large-scale filtration systems.
Mines, Products & equipment, Technology New life for old technology

FLSmidth, member of the MSABC, applies existing technology to increase efficiency and minimize environmental footprint in mining operations.

A head shot of Rodger McLean, the new chair of MSABC
Education, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Mining suppliers adopt a green future

Rodger McLean, chair of the MSABC, talks about membership benefits and updating mandates to prioritize environmental responsibility.

Veolia's Actiflo water treatment technology was the perfect fit for Pretivm's Brucejack Gold Mine. Pictured here is the mine site amidst mountains and a lake.
Company Profiles, Mines, Products & equipment, Technology, British Columbia Veolia Water Technologies settles in at Brucejack Mine

Veolia Water Technologies’ Actiflo technology is installed at Pretivm’s Brucejack Gold Mine.

Three wind turbines are located on flat land near an irrigated field with mountains in the background.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global New winds are blowing: Canada’s energy shifts to renewable resources

According to the National Energy Board, Canada ranks higher than other developed countries in regards to its energy derived from renewable resources

Bill Robertson is standing on a mountain and checking structure locations prior to construction at the Brucejack Gold Mine.
Company Profiles, Mines, British Columbia Introducing R&R Utility Limited’s president Bill Robertson

Bill Robertson, co-founder and president of R&R Utility, shares his decades of experience with younger engineers.

Alicia Du, general manager of HJT Steel Tower North America Co. Ltd., is standing inside a large steel cylinder.
Company Profiles, Mines, British Columbia Alicia Du started in international trading

Alicia Du, general manager of HJT Steel Tower North America Co. Ltd., has found a successful career in international trading.