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GSS Lunch and Learn: Sustainable Mining
January 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PSTFree
Moving the world to a sustainable zero carbon economy will require an enormous quantity of mined materials. For example, in the next 30 years, renewable energy technology and electric vehicles it is will need more copper than has been mined in the whole of human history. What matters is that mining becomes part of the sustainability solution rather than a cause of the sustainability problem.
In this lunch and learn session we will discuss how mining is working to minimize its carbon footprint and environmental impact, while benefiting local governments and communities. Significant career opportunities exist in the sector for graduates who have the passion to be part of this important industry transition and become part of the sustainable solution!
- Peter M D Bradshaw. Ph.D. P.Eng: Co-founder of MDRU (Mineral Deposit Research Unit) at UBC and founder of BRIMM (Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining) also at UBC that foster university-industry research that covers the full mining cycle from exploration to closure including environment and social issues.
- Brent Bergeron: He leads the development and implementation of Pan American Silver corporate affairs and sustainability strategy and programs, including government and external relations, environmental stewardship, community relations, social responsibility, and country risk analysis activities.
- Nadja Kunz: Assistant Professor and NESRC Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and Stewardship, jointly appointed across the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and the Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering.
- John Steen: EY Distinguished Scholar in Global Mining Futures at the University of British Columbia and strategy director for the Bradshaw Research Initiative in Minerals and Mining (BRIMM).
*Food will be provided. Please RSVP only if you’re certain that you can attend the event.
*Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own containers to help make sure no food goes to waste as well as mugs for the drinks we’ll be providing.