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Kirsten Marcia, P. Geo. President, CEO, Director, of DEEP Geothermal in her yard, where she spends a lot of time.
Rock Stars, Energy, Renewable Energy, Saskatchewan Mining for heat: Saskatchewan’s geothermal project

Kirsten Marcia, president and CEO of DEEP Geothermal, talks about the next steps for her company’s project and the support from the province of Saskatchewan.

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Kevin Urbanski, Founder and CEO of Rithmik Solutions, spends a lot of time outside.
Rock Stars, Mines, British Columbia Rock Star: Rithmik Solutions founder and CEO Kevin Urbanski

The founder and CEO of Rithmik Solutions, Kevin Urbanski, talks about focusing on your passions and his journey of founding the Fernie, B.C.-based AI company

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Clear Blue Technologies is a five-year overnight success story. CEO Miriam Tuerk said startups are created by communities, not individuals.
Rock Stars, 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.

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Kathryn Hayashi, CEO of TRIUMF Innovations Inc.
Rock Stars, 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.

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

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

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Brandon Macdonald is sitting on a rock with his little boy in a natural landscape of rocks along a stream.
Rock Stars, 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.

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

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

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A portrait photo of Steve de Jong, the new CEO of VRify
Rock Stars, 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

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A portrait photo of William Lamb, president and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp.
Rock Stars, 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.

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A woman (Merran Smith) on a bike smiling as she waits at the side of a road
Rock Stars, 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

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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.
Rock Stars, 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.

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A headshot of David McLelland
Rock Stars, 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.

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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.
Rock Stars, 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.

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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.
Rock Stars, 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.

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Alicia Du, general manager of HJT Steel Tower North America Co. Ltd., is standing inside a large steel cylinder.
Rock Stars, 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.

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Pictured are the three co-founders of Osisko Mining (L to R): John Burzynski, president and CEO; Sean Roosen, chair of the board; and Robert Wares, executive vice-president exploration and resource development.
Rock Stars, Company Profiles, Mines, Quebec From snakes to suits: Rock star John Burzynski

The co-founders of Osisko Mining are geologists first who have found success in the business world.

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Eagle Plains Resources Ltd., a Cranbrook, B.C.-based mineral exploration company, was founded in 1992 by Bob Termuende and his son, Tim.
Rock Stars, Exploration, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon Seeking paydirt: Rock Star Tim Termuende

Mineral exploration is a long-shot game with a high expectation of failure—so what attracts people to it?

by Marie Milner
Bruce Madu is standing on a rocky mountaintop with a walking stick near Roger’s Pass along the Trans-Canada Highway west of Field, B.C.
Rock Stars, British Columbia Rock Star Bruce Madu: Public sector geologist

Bruce Madu, vice-president of minerals and mining at Geoscience BC has dedicated his career to sharing geoscience with the public.

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Group workshop photo.
Rock Stars, First Nations, Mines, Ontario Rock Star Peter Moses: Fostering First Nations relationships in mining

The PDAC awarded Peter Moses with the 2017 Skookum Jim Award for his exceptional service educating Aboriginal communities on mining opportunities.

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