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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

The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta Low-carbon future is on the horizon in Alberta

The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre officially opens.

A headshot of Gavin Mudd, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Global Are rare earth elements actually rare?

Gavin Mudd, associate professor of environmental engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, shares his thoughts on rare earth elements.

Kespry drones are subscription-based, so their customers can grow with the drones as new technology is created.
Mines, Products & equipment, Technology Innovations in mining are taking off with Kespry’s drones

Jason Nichols, product marketing manager at Kespry, explains how drones increase efficiency, therefore revenue, for mining companies.

John Thompson, Chair of RFG2018.
Energy, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Sustainability for future generations

The Resources for Future Generations Conference (RFG2018) hopes to kickstart a collective effort to address the challenges we face in our future.

A drone shot of Resthaven near the end of construction.
Energy, Alberta Excellence is a standard at CSV Midstream Solutions

Strong company values, intelligent design decisions and a cohesive team bring CSV Resthaven gas plant from design to production efficiently and under budget.

A photo of people at a conference from the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Supply Chain Forum in October 2017.
Products & equipment, Saskatchewan SIMSA connects buyers and sellers

Eric Anderson, executive director of SIMSA, explains SIMSA’s role connecting suppliers with companies in the mining and oil and gas industries.

Alec Morrison, president and CEO of the Mining Suppliers Association of B.C. (MSABC), is holding Buddy the Miner, from the Mining for Miracles campaign for BC Children's Hospital.  MSABC has raised over $325,000 for Mining for Miracles since 1998.
Products & equipment, British Columbia Who are the unsung heroes? The importance of suppliers to the mining industry

Over 1,000 companies in British Columbia alone have self-identified as mining suppliers—an important part of the mining industry.

Bryan Cox, CEO of MABC, leads advocacy and education initiatives for the mining industry.
Mines, Products & equipment, British Columbia BC Mining Month—“Mining Our Future”

Bryan Cox, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia talks about Mining Week’s growth into Mining Month.

Clear Blue Technologies is a five-year overnight success story. CEO Miriam Tuerk said startups are created by communities, not individuals.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Global Creating firsts in smart off-grid technology

Miriam Tuerk, CEO of Clear Blue Technologies, talks about her solar power startup and its success with smart off-grid technology.

Kathryn Hayashi, CEO of TRIUMF Innovations Inc.
Technology Focusing on the business of science

Kathryn Hayashi, CEO of TRIUMF Innovations Inc., dedicates her time to bridging gaps and making an impact in her industry.

Progesys prepares its clients' projects for Day Zero.
Mines, Global Planning for Day Zero

Adaptability and technical know-how make Progesys’ engineers and technicians skilled at their specialty—commissioning mine projects.

Headshot of Jeff More
Mines, Technology, Global Finding revenues in waste rock

Jeff More, president and CEO of MineSense, shares his business ethics and entrepreneurial spirit.

Based in Vancouver, B.C., Shahram Tafazoli is president of Motion Metrics International  Corp.
Technology, Global Artificial intelligence solves mining challenges

Motion Metrics provides hardware, software and cloud connectivity to the mining industry that use artificial intelligence to increase efficiency & safety.

An old photo of men working at Watson Gloves, which is celebrating 100 years as a Canadian company.
Company Profiles, Products & equipment Watson Gloves is celebrating 100 years in business

Watson Gloves manufactures over 2,300 styles of gloves ranging from household cleaning and gardening gloves to heavy-duty protection at mining operations.

An image of a GIS map showing land asset details
Technology, Alberta, Global Pandell: A basement start-up success story

Pandell acquires LandWorks to better serve both companies' customers in the mining and energy industries.

Four staff members gather together at a display.
Safety, Technology Teleop solutions work to eliminate mine site dangers and inefficiencies

Hard-Line’s Teleop Control System, along with Auto, Multi, and Auto X upgrades, increases efficiency and productivity in mining operations.

Mark Bartkoski points to a site of interest on a mining exploration/resource map.
Minerals, Renewable Energy, British Columbia Rock Star: Mark Bartkoski

Mark Bartkoski, president of Conuma Coal, has written a book called "Building Integrity."

The Kearney Mine in Ontario is shown on a sunny fall day.
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Ontario Increasing global demand for graphite

Ontario Graphite CEO Tom Burkett explains the importance of graphite to the global shift towards sustainability

Brandon Macdonald is sitting on a rock with his little boy in a natural landscape of rocks along a stream.
Mines, Yukon Rock Star: Brandon Macdonald, Fireweed Zinc CEO and director

Brandon Macdonald found success at Fireweed Zinc by adapting to the twists and seizing opportunities in the downturns of the mining industry.

Alexander Palkovsky is holding his award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association.
Sustainability & environment An emerging leader: Alexander Palkovsky

We had the chance to interview an emerging leader in renewables: Alexander Palkovsky with Brookfield Renewable

A portrait photo of Steve de Jong, the new CEO of VRify
Technology Rock Star: Steve de Jong, CEO of VRify

Steve de Jong was runner-up as BC Business Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mining and Metals category

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
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment 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
Energy, Technology 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.
Mines, Sustainability & environment 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.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment 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.
Minerals, Mines, Renewable Energy, Manitoba 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.
Exploration, Technology 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.