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Next Gen Geo presents the Core Crawl – an event similar to a bar crawl, but instead we’ll be visiting the Downtown Toronto offices of three mining companies. This event is designed for students and recent graduates to be exposed to a range of real-world industry experiences related to exploration and mining, and to network with experienced industry personnel.

What to Expect: ~ 45 minute presentation at each company, followed by a question-and-answer and networking segment. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Agnico Eagle Mines.

Presentation 1: "Exploration in 2019; What are the steps for a geologist…" presented by Denis Vaillancourt, Exploration Manager for Canada, Agnico Eagle Mines

Presentation 2: "Managing the data risk associated with 24 active drill rigs" presented by Alexandria Marcotte, VP Project Coordination, Osisko Mining

Presentation 3: "Metallurgy of treating nickel ores, with an emphasis on laterites" presented by Nathan M. Stubina, Ph.D., P.Eng., FCIM, VP Technologies, Sherritt International

Our Next Gen Geo team will guide the group between companies, which are all within a 10 minute walk of each other.


Denis Vaillancourt

Denis Vaillancourt was born and raised in Rouyn-Noranda, graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1996, with a Baccalaureate and a master's degree in geology from the same institution.

From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Vaillancourt worked for Cambior Ltd. as an Exploration Project Geologist and from 2000 to 2005 for Breakwater Resources as Senior Geologist with Exploration Manager for the Langlois, Bouchard-Hébert and Myra Falls Mines.

In 2006, he joined the exploration team of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM), first as Senior Geologist, later as District Geologist and since 2010 as Exploration Manager for Canada. Mr. Vaillancourt participated in the exploration and development of the Meadowbank Mine (2007) and the future Meliadine Mine (2010) in Nunavut. In 2013, the Val d'Or office team discovered the Amaruq deposit and the team won the prestigious Bill Dennis Award for Discovery of the Year in 2016.



Managing the data risk associated with 24 active drill rigs

Osisko Mining’s Windfall project is one of the world’s largest exploration projects with 24 active drills including the Discovery 1 drill hole, planned to be the deepest drill hole in Canada. The presentation will cover how Osisko leverages Leapfrog Geo to identify and manage the risks associated with the rapid generation of large volumes of data, breaking down information silos, and connecting 65 geologists on four different shifts, all while keeping Windfall running smoothly and reducing the economic impact of mismanaged data.

Alexandria Marcotte

Alexandria is a Professional Geologist with 12 years experience working in exploration and mining. She is the Vice President Project Coordination for Osisko Mining. Previously, she worked as a project and resource geologist for various precious and base metal exploration companies. She has a BSc (hons) in geology from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Mining Management from Ryerson University. She is a member of the PDAC’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and is passionate about responsible business practices.


Nathan M. Stubina, Ph.D., P. Eng., FCIM

Dr. Stubina joined Sherritt International as VP Technologies in November 2018. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Innovation for McEwen Mining. With 30 years of international industrial experience, Nathan also worked at various major mining companies including Barrick Gold Corp., Noranda Inc. and Falconbridge Limited.

Nathan holds a Ph.D., in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Toronto and a B. Eng. in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University.

Nathan is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and was VP International of the CIM. He is a Past-President of MetSoc (Metallurgy & Materials Society of the CIM), a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a member of the Lassonde Institute of Mining’s Advisory Committee at the University of Toronto. Dr. Stubina was named a Fellow of the CIM in 2012 and a CIM Distinguished Lecturer in 2019.


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