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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.

by Jillian Clark
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.

by Jillian Clark
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.

by Jillian Clark
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.

by Jillian Clark
In 2014, John Kinnear (centre) stands in front of a memorial as part of a honour guard during the 100th anniversary of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster, when 189 men were lost.
Rock Stars, History, Mines, British Columbia Third-generation coal miner and local historian

John Kinnear followed his father into the mines, then dedicated 35 years to remembering lost coal miners of Western Canada.

by Jillian Clark
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
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