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Randy Miller examines core in a core logging room at St. Lewis, on the southeastern Labrador coast.
Rock Stars, Exploration, Maritimes This rock star enjoys hard rock and heavy metal—literally and figuratively

Search Minerals chief geologist and vice-president of exploration, Randy Miller, has unearthed a stockpile of minerals in Labrador

by Kyle Born
Brendan Seale is Ikea Canada's Sustainability Leader.
Rock Stars, Sustainability & environment Inspiring a sustainable future

Brendan Seale inspires a sustainable future through his work as Sustainability Leader at Ikea Group.

by Jillian Clark
Don McLeod, Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee.
Rock Stars, Mines BC miner Don McLeod inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

McLeod began his career as a pack-horse operator and miner’s helper in the 1940s, and went on to become founder of the Northair Group of Companies.

by Peter Caulfield
Hans Brasch worked in the mining industry for 40 years, and never missed a single day of work.
Rock Stars, Education, Mines, Ontario Hans Brasch’s lucky life

Hans Brasch spent 40 years working in the mines dodging dynamite.

by Jillian Clark
Nalaine Morin, principal with ArrowBlade Consulting, works to bridge First Nations Traditional Knowledge with Western Science in development projects.
Rock Stars, First Nations, British Columbia Rock Star: Nalaine Morin, EP

Nalaine Morin is recognized across Canada for her work in environmental assessment on behalf of First Nations.

by Jessica Kirby
Robert McEwen is a 2017 inductee into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Rock Stars, Mines Robert McEwen does more than expected

2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee demonstrates perseverance and dedication while consistently striving for something better.

by Jillian Clark
2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee, James 'Jim' Carter.
Rock Stars, Energy, Alberta Oilsands pioneer James “Jim” Carter inducted into the 2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

A pioneer of the oil sands, education advocate, and respectful leader is inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

by Jillian Clark
Jennifer Beaudry, sitting on large tire.
Rock Stars, Education, Ontario Inspiring budding scientists

Jennifer Beaudry inspires the next generation of the mining industry.

by Jillian Clark
Bob Moffatt, standing in front of weathered building.
Rock Stars, History, Mines, Alberta Bob Moffatt: A pioneer of Canada’s energy sector

Even after retiring, Bob Moffatt has returned to Atlas Coal Mine—his first place of employment.

by Jillian Clark
Arctic field work north of 60.
Rock Stars, Minerals, British Columbia Rock Star: John Francis Hugh Thompson

With a diverse and dedicated mining career, John Thompson talks about his successes and changes in the industry

by Jessica Kirby
Galena silver-lead-zinc.
Rock Stars, Minerals, British Columbia Well over a century and counting

Brian Mills and the Genex Mining Co. continue a family legacy of mining in Silverton, B.C.

by Galadriel Watson
Catharine Farrow - TMAC Resources Inc
Rock Stars, Mines, Ontario Check-up with the rock doctor

How to run a company like a boss.

by Kyle Born
Michel de Spot (in cap) at the SunMine groundbreaking ceremony.
Rock Stars, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia SunMine engineer thinks the future looks bright—and green

In recognition of his role as principal engineer of the SunMine, Michel de Spot was presented with a National Award from Engineers Canada.

by Kevin Miller
A head shot of Bob Joseph
Rock Stars, Education, First Nations, Global Bob Joseph on resources, respect and relationships with Aboriginal Peoples

Bob Joseph founded Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. to help indigenous and non-indigenous people develop effective working relationships

by Kylie Williams
Lamarre stands beside a mucking machine, an underground mining vehicle for hauling ore, at the entrance to the Thompson Creek molybdenum mine near Challis, Idaho, in 1976.
Rock Stars, Mines, Global Albert Lamarre—geologist, author and all-around adventurer

Albert Lamarre has been bombed and abandoned and has stared death in the face more than once—all in a day’s work.

by Jessica Kirby
John McVey, CEO Procon.
Rock Stars, Mines, Global, Saskatchewan New Procon CEO John McVey is ready to tackle Canada’s toughest mining challenges

John McVey has been recently-appointed CEO of Procon, a small, full-service provider of start-to-finish industrial solutions for the Canadian mining industry

by Kevin Miller
Mapping project in Mexico.
Rock Stars, Exploration, British Columbia, Global David Rhys, structural geologist, makes his way in the mining industry on his own terms

Grateful for his specialized field and a vast network of clients, Rhys leverages his global experience and eye for science to achieve success

by Jessica Kirby
Garth Kirkham created his own consulting business, Kirkham Geosystems.
Rock Stars, British Columbia Garth Kirkham rides each wave of Canada’s mining industry

Kirkham’s credibility, work ethic and go-getter attitude led him to the biggest award of his life: The CJ Westerman Memorial Award

by Jillian Clark
Alicia Woods, General manager of Marcotte Mining standing holding a sign that says
Rock Stars, Mines, Products & equipment, Ontario Alicia Woods appointed general manager at Marcotte Mining

Alicia Woods is an entrepreneur and the general manager of the Sudbury company her father and uncles founded.

by Kevin Miller
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