• 11 Jun 2018 2:40 PM | Christine Petch (Administrator)

    As summer approaches, we reflect on a great season with amazing speakers and fun social events. Highlights include:

    • We kicked off the season with a networking event in September held at Modus, which was very well attended.
    • In October, Kerry O’Reilly Wilks (Vale) shared a heartfelt narration of her career journey.
    • In November, we hosted a dynamic panel discussion with Lynda Bloom (Analytical Solutions Ltd.), Shastri Ramnath (Orix Geoscience Inc.) and Catherine Gignac (Cameco Corporation) moderated by WIM Committee member Christine Petch (CPetch Consulting). These successful executives discussed what is needed to thrive in a cyclical market.
    • Ashley Kirwan (Orix Geoscience) presented at a Brown Bag technical lunch on bringing your exploration data to life through interpretation in November. Thank you McEwen Mining for hosting the event.
    • Our Holiday Cocktail party was co-hosted with Women Who Rock in December. The event was extremely well attended with over one hundred attendees. Our thanks to Cementation and Barrick Gold for cosponsoring the event.
    • In early 2018, we held a series of talks covering sustainability and governance topics presented by Linda Wrong (Lundin Mining Corporation), Ekta Mendhi (Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance) and Catherine McCall (Canadian Coalition for Good Governance).
    • Dr. Catharine Farrow (FarExGeoMine Ltd.) provided an overview of her exciting career with perspectives and insights on the industry. Her theme of “work hard and have fun” resonated with the group. 
    • We finished off our speaker series in May with Louise Pearce (ERM) speaking on how sustainable mining truly is the new business imperative.

    We would like very much to thank our supporter, Norton Rose, for allowing us the use of their meeting room space for our lunchtime talks.

    The end of the season has also brought some changes on the executive committee. We would like to thank outgoing Chair, Tara Gilfillan, for her energy and passion, and to Mandy Taylor who helped us out with our website. 

    We look forward to seeing you all on June 20th for our final social event of the season (check out our website for details). Have a happy and healthy summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the fall for the 2018-2019 season
    If you have any ideas for speakers for the upcoming season – reach out to us at wimtorontochapter@gmail.com or one of our executive team!

    On behalf of the WIM Toronto Executive,

    Christine Petch,  Chair



  • 22 Jan 2018 2:30 PM | Christine Petch (Administrator)

    Students - check out the OPS website for summer jobs! 

    OPS Jobs Website at:

    https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Pages/SEP.aspx

    Information on Geological Assistant jobs can be found at the following link (on Page 21):

     https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/docs/SEO%20Job%20Titles%20and%20Info.pdf

    Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.

  • 19 Sep 2017 4:30 PM | Fiona Grant Leydier (Administrator)


     

    Team Women in Mining took part in the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer on September 9, 2017, benefiting The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Princess Margaret) in Toronto. The walk was the culmination of a year of fund-raising and training by the 16-person team. Donations from many individuals and companies helped them raise almost $130,000 this year, surpassing their $110,000 goal. The team finished in the top four of all corporate fundraising teams, and finished #1 in its corporate division (Mining, Energy, Utilities and Transportation)! All team members did the walk, choosing their own distance – 15, 25 or 40 kilometres, through the streets of Toronto. The event raised $6.1 million in 2017.

    Over its 15-year history, the Walk has raised $168 million for the Princess Margaret. Team Women in Mining has participated every year since 2007 in this event, and has raised more than $1 million over 11 years! (That means that Women in Mining has raised 0.6% of the total that the event has raised!)

    With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians facing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, it is essential that Princess Margaret prioritizes precision medicine and innovation related to genomics, robotics, and artificial intelligence in the pursuit of improved outcomes for cancer patients. Princess Margaret has made some incredible advances in cancer research and care over the years and this would not be possible without a huge amount of fund-raising from generous donors. The collaborative environment among researchers and clinicians provided at Princess Margaret truly contributes to its success as a top 5 cancer institute in the world. 

    Leading up to and during the walk on September 9, the team received much media recognition in newspapers and on the internet, television and radio. 

    The 2017 Women in Mining Walking Team

    Nean Allman

    Peggy Ancker

    Kate Armstrong

    Rosario Astuvilca

    Amy Elliott-Redmond

    Nigel Fung

    Louise Grondin

    Cathy Hume

     

    Kerry Jackson

    Annie Laurenson

    Mathieu Lupien

    Geneviève Morinville (captain)

    Khushee Sharma-Fung

    Elizabeth Sherlock

    Salima Virani

    Jane Werniuk *cancer survivor*

     

     

    A huge thanks to the 2017 corporate sponsors:

    Agnico Eagle Mines

    Barrick Gold Corp.

    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

    De Beers Canada

    ERM

    Goldcorp Inc.

    Kinross Gold

    Lundin Mining

    Merrill Corp. Canada

    Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

    Oasis Orthodontics

    Odgers Berndtson 

    Raymond James Ltd.

    Rockcliff Copper Corporation

    RPA Inc.

    SGS Canada Inc.

    SRK Consulting (Canada)

    TSX/TMX

    Yamana Gold


    Check out some of the media coverage below:

    https://app.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view/28344379?token=6bfb9a59-8066-4a3f-bcc2-f08340f03e00

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/careers-leadership/a-walk-and-a-fight-for-cancer/article35765040/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com

    https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/7527403-courtice-woman-going-for-the-gold-for-one-walk-to-conquer-cancer/

    http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/l-heure-de-pointe-toronto/episodes/388980/audio-fil-du-mardi-5-septembre-2017/2

    https://l-express.ca/de-la-mine-a-la-rue-contre-le-cancer/


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