Presentations from the 2011 NMS are now available online

Presentations from the 2011 Nunavut Mining Symposium are now available online. Please note that not all presentations were made available for upload. Those that were are uploaded here. If there is anything in particular you are looking for, please contact for further information.

The 2011 Nunavut Mining Symposium was held from April 5-7, 2011 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Record number of delegates attended the 14th annual event with just under 450 delegates. A complete listing of attendees is available HERE.

Demystifying the Regulatory Process

Session Chairs: Amanda Hanson, Technical Advisor, NIRB; Lea-Marie Bowes-Lyon, Permitting Coordinator, Newmont Mining Corporation; and Rosanne D’Orazio, EA Coordinator, INAC

DFO’s Role in the Review of Mineral Exploration Projects in Nunavut
Lyndon Kivi, Fish Habitat Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Primer on Environment Canada Legislation Relevant to the Mining Industry
Allison Dunn, Senior Environmental Assessment Coordinator, Environment Canada

Establishing Transportation Corridors within Nunavut
Matthew Pickard, Director, EHS & Sustainability, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation

Financing Major Infrastructure in Nunavut Territory

Land Use Planning in Nunavut
Adrian Boyd, Director, Policy, Nunavut Planning Commission

Managing Complex Projects and Their Regulatory Requirements
Chris Hanks, Director Environment and Social Responsibility, Hope Bay Mining Ltd.

Operational Monitoring and Reporting Requirements at Meadowbank
Stéphane Robert, Environment Superintendent, Meadowbank Division, Agnico-Eagle Mines

Nunavut General Monitoring Plan
Seth Reinhart, Manager, Nunavut General Monitoring Plan, NGMP Secretariat

Business Development: Building opportunities

Session Chairs: Robert Connelly, GN-EDT and Linda Ham, Resource Development Officer, CanNor

The ‘Inuit Business Opportunities Initiative’
Graeme Dargo
, Advisor and Alain Hamel, Superintendant, General Services, Meadowbank Agnico-Eagle Mines

Business opportunities in mining: A community perspective
Damian MacInnis, CEDO and Pujjuut Kusugak, Mayor, Hamlet of Rankin Inlet

Challenges of establishing and maintaining a mining and exploration-related business in Nunavut
Patrick Tagoona, President & CEO, Sakku Investments Corporation

Creating a positive investment environment in the North
François Picotte, Senior Economist, GN-EDT

Investing in Nunavut: a private equity perspective
Russ Cranswick, Partner, Resource Capital Funds

Opportunities for the resource, SME, and R&D sectors.

Exploration Projects 1: Return to grassroots

Session Chairs: Matt Senkow, District Geologist, INACNRO and Paul Budkewitsch, Acting Chief Geologist, CNGO

Nunavut Exploration Overview
Karen Costello, Manager, Mineral Resources, INAC-NRO

Northeast Thelon Region: Geomapping for Uranium in Nunavut
Charlie Jefferson, GEM Uranium Project Leader, Geological Survey of Canada

Lac Cinquante Resource Estimate and Exploration Update
Jeff Ward, President, Kivalliq Energy Corporation

David and the Goliaths: Forum Uranium’s North Thelon Project
Ken Wheatley, Vice-President Exploration and Rick Mazur, President, Forum Uranium Corporation

From Armchair Geology to a New Uranium District: Finding the Kiggavik Deposits
Peter Wollenberg, Director Exploration and Acquisition, AREVA Resources Canada Inc.

Industrial Limestone (Carbonate) Resources, Southampton Island: An Assessment
Shunxin Zhang, Research Scientist, Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office

Exploration Projects 2: Return to grassroots

Session Chairs: Karen Costello, Manager Minerals, and Matt Senkow, District Geologist, INAC-NRO

Timing of metamorphism and mineralization in a link between Hope Bay and Elu greenstone belts from microstructures and U-Pb dates
Hubert Mvondo, Research Associate, University of New Brunswick

Transforming a Diamond Mine: the Jericho Diamond Mine Update
Pamela Strand, President & CEO, Shear Diamonds Ltd.

Three Bluffs Gold Deposit: The Next Multi Million Ounce Gold Deposit in Nunavut
Jo Price, Project Manager, North Country Gold Corp.

Geology and metallogeny of Melville Peninsula: an update on recent activities of the GEM Multi Metals Project
Tommy Tremblay, Research Scientist, Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office and David Corrigan, GEM Project Leader, Geological Survey of Canada

Chidliak Diamond Project, Nunavut, Exploration Update
Peter Holmes, Vice-President Exploration, Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

Airborne hyperspectral remote sensing for northern
mineral exploration: preliminary results

Jan Peter, Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada

Going Global: Nunavut on the World Stage

Part -1 AngloGold Ashanti and Commander Resources: Jointly Exploring the Baffin Gold Project
Part-2 AngloGold Ashanti and Commander Resources: Jointly Exploring the Baffin Gold Project
Nathan Monash, Manager, Sustainability, AngloGold Ashanti Americas
Gordon Davidson, General Manager, Projects, Commander Resources

Roche Bay: Local Focus, Global Perspective
John Gingerich, President & CEO, Advanced Explorations Inc.

Advancing the Mary River Project and an Introduction to ArcelorMittal
Ron Hampton, Project Director, ArcelorMittal

Nunavut in a Competitive World
Eberhard Scherkus, President & COO, Agnico-Eagle Mines

Metal prices, currencies and global growth outlook for 2011-12
Patricia Mohr
, Vice-President, Economic and Commodity Marketing Specialist, The Scotiabank Group

Mines and major projects: Nunavut’s second decade

Session Chairs: Karen Costello, Manager, Mineral Resources, INAC-NRO and Gord Davidson, General Manager, Commander Resources Ltd.

Meadowbank First Year of Production
Dominique Girard, General Manager, Meadowbank Division, Agnico-Eagle Mines

Staged Development at Hope Bay
Chris Hanks, Director Environment and Social Responsibility, Hope Bay Mining Ltd.

Update on Exploration Activities at Sabina’s Back River and Hackett River Projects
Peter Manojlovic, Vice President Exploration, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.

AREVA’s Kiggavik Project
Frédéric Guérin, General Manager, Kiggavik, AREVA Resources Canada

Meliadine Plans
Denis Vaillancourt, Exploration Manager, Eastern Canada and Eric Lamontagne, Project Manager Meliadine, Agnico-Eagle Mines

Education and Training: Laying the Foundation

Session Chairs: Mike Shouldice, Dean, Nunavut Arctic College, Kivalliq Campus and Kevin Bussey, Executive Director, Kivalliq Mine Training Society

How the MTS has Impacted Aboriginal Workforce Content
Laurie Sterritt, Executive Director, BC Mine Training Society

Community Based Training Programs
John Main, EDO, Hamlet of Arviat

Agnico-Eagle Community level efforts

Moving Towards a Workforce Development Strategy – Nunavut Arctic College
Michael Shouldice, Dean, Nunavut Arctic College, Kivalliq Campus

Mine Training: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?
Kevin Bussey, Executive Director, Kivalliq Mine Training Society

Community Engagement

Session Chairs: Ronald Suluk, Community Mining Advisor, GN-EDT and Seth Reinhart, Socio-Economic Analyst, INAC-NRO

Best Practices in Community Engagement in Nunavut, Canada and Worldwide
Richard Cook, Senior Environmental Scientist, Knight Piesold Ltd.

Inspiring a Northern Workforce
Leslie Cuthbertson, Director of Partnerships and Communications, ACTUA

Ensuring Success in Northern Research Through Community Engagement: GEM Cumberland Project
Mary Sanborn-Barrie, Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada

Hope Bay Community Relations
Alex Buchan, Manager of Community and External Relations, Hope Bay Mining (Newmont)

ArcticNet Projects in Nunavut
Trevor Bell, Professor, Department of Geography, Memorial University

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