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SEG February 2016 Enews Update

Looking ahead, Rock Talk 2016 lights up Smithers on February 17-19 with presentations on northwest project such as Pretivm's Brucejack pictured above, and, of course, SEG’s annual general meeting. Minerals North 2016 is also in Smithers this year and we’re looking for some volunteers to help staff SEG’s Outreach Pavilion. Looking back, thanks everyone for pitching in to make the SEG booth at Roundup 2016 a success, and special thanks to Norma Jean Adzich for organizing the booth and to Bandstra for booth transportation from Smithers to Vancouver. 

Rock Talk 2016 February 17, 18 and 19

SEG is looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Rock Talk February 17, 18 and 19  at the Smithers Curling Club. The annual conference combines geology and project updates plus a day of skiing to cap it off.

  • Wednesday February 17:  Geological sessions at Smithers Curling Club.  Fee $40 includes lunch and coffee breaks
  • Wednesday February 17: 6:30 to 7:30  SEG Annual General Meeting and registration 7:30 to 9:30 at Aspen Inn
  • Thursday Feb 18: Project Updates. Fee $40 includes lunch and coffee breaks
  • Friday Feb 19: core shack and ski day at Hudson Bay Mountain

We especially want to invite SEG members to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night just before registration at the Aspen Inn. 

For complete Rock Talk 2016 details, please check out the brochure.   See you soon in Smithers.

Minerals North 2016 May 18-20 Smithers and Telkwa

Planning is ramping up for Minerals North 2016 being hosted in Smithers and Telkwa May 18 – 20, 2016.   

Registration is open and there are some great pre-conference options you might want to consider.  If you are interested in supporting the event, contact us to learn what sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Booth space is booking up fast! 

The Organizing Committee is thrilled to announce that marketing expert and broadcast producer Terry O-Reilly has confirmed his attendance as our keynote speaker.  More information on all aspects of the event including  the preliminary agenda is available at or you can contact us at 

By the way, Smithers Exploration Group is heading up the work on an Outreach venue for Minerals North. It will provide lots of exciting opportunities for school kids as well as the community at large to learn more about the exploration and mining industries. If you can volunteer some time to the Outreach efforts, please contact SEG’s Outreach administrator Lorie Farrell at

Roundup 2016

With another Roundup under our belts, it’s time to thank the people who got the word out about northwestern BC and its importance in BC’s minerals industry. 

  • Norma Jean Adzich chairs the booth committee and puts in yeoman duty keeping it on track;
  • A roster of volunteers was on hand to answer questions when delegates dropped by;
  • Bandstra Transportation helps get the booth to and from Vancouver – thanks guys;
  • President Rob Maurer and Alan Stroet from the Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association took on the task of getting the directories spread around the Roundup exhibition hall in addition to the booth. Incidentally, SEG gave out more than 500 directories at Roundup and left several boxes with AMEBC for additional distribution. That’s good value for the companies that advertise in the directory.Mark your daytimer for next fall when it's time to buy an ad for 2017.
  • Regional geologist Jeff Kyba organized the prospectors’ table for the northwest, so thanks for that Jeff.

Thanks everyone.

BCIT students seek summer work

BCIT’s first year Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology students are currently seeking summer employment opportunities.  BCIT students will complete the first year of the Mining and Mineral Exploration program in April and are available to work in industry from the beginning of May until the end of August.

Previous employers have found hiring BCIT Mining students to be an effective recruiting model, providing many benefits such as direct access to a pool of qualified and enthusiastic workers. Please consider hiring a student this summerJ.

Hiring  students is easy, just forward your job description directly to  The office will email you the student resumes for your review and hiring consideration, you select the students you wish to interview and the BCIT office will assist in making all of the arrangements to connect you with the students.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for supporting BCIT students and Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology program.


Frances McLaffertyJ

FRANCES MCLAFFERTY BFA/MA |Program Head/Co-op Coordinator|Centre for Workplace Education
BCIT  |   British Columbia Institute of Technology  
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