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De Beers Canada’s Approach to First Nations Community Engagement

Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

Monday, 25 November 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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The Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility, together with co-sponsors the Ryerson CSR Student Association and Ryerson University's Chang School of Continuing Education Mining Certificate Program, is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Jonathan Fowler, VP of Aboriginal Engagement and Sustainability at De Beers Canada,  on De Beers Canada’s Approach to First Nations Community Engagement” on Monday, November 25 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas West, in Room TRS 3-109 (on the ninth floor).  This event is part of a series that invites constructive engagement on company and NGO approaches on corporate social responsibility/sustainability issues.  There is no admission for this event.As seating is limited we ask that you register as soon as possible at: http://ryersoncsr-institute-debeerscda2-community.eventbrite.ca  

In light of its significant operations in the North of Canada, De Beers Canada has considerable experience with respect to First Nations community engagement as part of its broader sustainability approach.  For the past 45 years Dr. Fowler, Vice President of Aboriginal Affairs and Sustainability at de Beers Canada has worked in diamond exploration, mining and community engagement with different indigenous peoples, and for the last 30 years has worked in Canada. He joined Anglo American Corporation of South Africa in 1968, was immediately second to De Beers, and then transferred to De Beers in 1985. He has worked in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Kalaallit Nunaat, and Canada. His geological career has included exploration in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Kalaallit Nunaat and Canada; mining in Namibia and Botswana; and administration and management in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Canada. He has been involved in the evaluation of alluvial and primary deposits. His sustainability work includes corporate social responsibility as well as overseeing implementation of best practices within the mines and exploration projects of De Beers Canada and their certification to the Responsible Jewellery Council as part of the De Beers Group certification in 2012. He is an alumnus of the University of London, where he obtained a B.Sc. (Special) Honours degree in geology in 1968 (Bedford College), a M.Phil. degree in 1976 and a Ph.D. in 1982. He is also a Professional Geologist in Ontario, Manitoba, NWT and Saskatchewan in Canada, and an Eur. Geol. in the European Union. He is married (39 years) and has one son.

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Event title: “De Beers Canada’s Approach to First Nations Community Engagement"

Date: Monday, November 25

Time:  2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Location:  Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas West, in Room TRS 3-109 (on the ninth floor).

There is no admission for this event but as seating is limited, please register at:  http://ryersoncsr-institute-debeerscda2-community.eventbrite.ca

For further information - http://ryerson.ca/csrinstitute/

Or contact Dr. Kernaghan Webb - kernaghan.webb@ryerson.ca 

Have questions about De Beers Canada’s Approach to First Nations Community Engagement? Contact Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5G
Canada

Monday, 25 November 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)


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