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SEG January 2015 Enews Update

2015 is starting off with its usual line-up of conferences and SEG will be at some of them. But first the NWCC School of Exploration & Mining has a job posting for Industry Education Liaison with a deadline of this Friday January 9 .  About those conferences, first up is AME BC’s Roundup 2015 with the theme “Intelligent Exploration” and SEG will be  at booths1624 and 1626 on Monday January 26 and Tuesday January 27. The next Rocks ‘n Rambling will be Friday February 6. Two weeks after that we’ll have our annual Rock Talk February 18, 19 and 20. 

NWCC School of Exploration & Mining Job Opportunity Deadline Friday January 9

NWCC School of Exploration & Mining is seeking an Industry Education Liaison for its Smithers-based office. 

Join a dynamic, passionate team in providing innovative educational programs and skills training for natural resource industries. Smithers Exploration Group is a founding partner in the school and works closely with the Industry Education Liaison.

You can view the posting by clicking here.

Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to apply@nwcc.bc.ca by the closing date of Friday January 9.

Roundup 2015 January 26 - 29 Booths 1624 1626

‘Tis the season of conferences and Smithers Exploration Group will start off with its booth at Mineral Exploration Roundup 2015 in Vancouver.  As most people know, AME BC’s Roundup will be at its new venue in the Vancouver Convention Centre East, under the sails of Canada Place January 26 – 29, 2015.  SEG has booths 1624 and 1626 on Monday and Tuesday.  The booths are located at the back left side. Come in the trade show doors and walk to the back of the room. We’re just past the Prospectors Tent, near the washrooms and food.. Look for the buggy whip with the high viz flag, high above the booths.

Please drop by to say hi and get your 2015 SEG directory.

Norma Jean Adzich Is co-ordinating the SEG booth. She can still use some volunteers, so if you’re going to be at Roundup, drop her a line and volunteer to help staff the booth -  normajean.adzich@gmail.com;  250-847-4657, 778-210-0669

We also want to thank Bandstra for its ongoing support in getting the SEG booth materials down to Roundup. Their kind of local support make undertakings like Roundup possible.

AME BC board election January 19

If you’re a member of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC) you have a chance to vote for the board of directors starting Monday January 19.  There are ten (10) candidates for the 2015 Director Elections; names are listed in alphabetical order by last name: 

1.       Michael Buchanan, Manager Exploration Canada/USA, Teck Resources

2.       Tommy Humphreys, CEO.ca

3.       Stephen Leahy, Director of Four-Junior Companies, former Director of MAC

4.       Fran MacPherson (Incumbent), President, Accurate Mining Services Ltd.

5.       Ken McNaughton, Pretivm Resources

6.       Christine Ogryzlo, Smithers Exploration Group

7.       Andy Randell, Principal Geologist, Strata GeoData Services

8.       Jason Sutherland, Partner, DuMoulin Black LLP.

9.       Thomas Ullrich, Chief Geologist North America, Antofagasta Minerals

10.     Scott Weston (Incumbent), Director of Development, Hemmera

The biographies, statements and photographs for the candidates can be found at AME BC Director Candidates for 2015

Voting opens on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Look out for a Voter Info email in your inbox with your PIN Code. VOTE using your PIN code online or by telephone. Voting closes at noon on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Any questions regarding AME BC Director Elections contact Tracey Sexton at 604.630.3919 or tsexton@amebc.ca.

Personal Note from the Editor

I am one of the candidates for the AME BC board election outlined above. There’s a strong slate for the six positions, so vote for the best folks but make sure you vote.

On another personal note, my husband Peter has been awarded AME BC’s H. H. “Spud” Huestis Award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration for his work extending the mine life at Huckleberry Mine. I’m so proud of him that I had to exploit my position as newsletter editor and spread the word. http://www.amebc.ca/media/news-releases/ame-bc-2014-awards

Rock Talk 2015 February 18 to 20

Planning is underway for Rock Talk 2015 in Smithers. Pencil these dates into your calendar.

  • Dates:  February 18, 19 and 20
  • Location: Smithers Curling Rink
  • Registration:  Aspen Motor Inn, evening of February 18
  • Cost: tbd
  • Education Day:  February 18   exploration safety training for managers 
  • Technical Talks: February 19
  • Ski Day:  February 20
  • AGM:   evening of February 18 time tbd

Check the SEG website http://www.smithersexplorationgroup.com/events/rock-talk  in mid-January for more information.

Rocks ‘n Rambling Friday February 6

The first Rocks ‘n Rambling of 2015 will be Friday February 6, probably at the SEG office. It’s your chance for a little socializing and chatting about rocks and projects.

Date: Friday February 6

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30pm
Place: SEG office 102 – 3423 Fulton Ave, Smithers BC

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