REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2015. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.
Speaker: Elsa Nielsen, an underground miner from Timmins, Ontario.
In her presentation “A Focus on the Front Line”, Elsa will describe her unique trials and experiences as a woman on the front lines of underground production. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about, and be inspired by, the real life of a woman miner!
Elsa Nielsen comes from a family with strong generational ties to the gold-mining industry; her father, grandfather, great uncles and siblings all worked underground, and they all helped to shape the proud history of gold mining in the Timmins area. For her own part, Elsa worked underground for several summers as a youth to finance her education. Then in 2010, after completing a Fine Arts Degree at York University and spending several years working in a corporate environment in Toronto, Elsa decided to return to her roots, move back to Timmins and work as a narrow vein production miner. Elsa uses her experiences as an underground miner to advocate for more women to be recruited, trained and placed on the front lines of production. Her education, skill set, knowledge and experience all give her a unique perspective on issues of gender diversity in the mining industry.