Steering Committee

Leaders of CIM, MAC and GAC -staff supported by volunteers from academia, government and business- are combining their knowledge, networks and resources through the Steering Committee, Program Committee and other sub-committees to develop the scientific program, sponsorship, international relations, local activities, workshops, field trips, marketing and more. The community of volunteers and contributors growing around RFG2018 includes diverse expertise all focused on empowering a new generation to address the availability and management of resources in the future.

Steering Committee

GENERAL CHAIR                                                                            John Thompson
Cornell University & PetraScience Consultants Inc.
VICE CHAIR Bill Mercer
Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
SECRETARY GENERAL Andrew Stumpf
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
DIRECTORS                                                                        Peter Bobrowsky
NRCan, Former IUGS Secretary General
Stephen Johnston
International Director, CFES / Councilor IUGS
Melody Brown Burkins
Chair, US National Committee for IUGS
Jim Ryan
GSC and CFES
Bill Stiebel
Past President, CFES
Garth Kirkham
President 2015-16, CIM
Bob Schafer
Past President, CIM & Officer, PDAC
Angela Hamlyn
Executive Director (interim), CIM
Steve Morison
President 2017-18, GAC
Graham Young
President 2016-17, GAC
David Corrigan
Science Program Chair, GAC
Andrew McDonald
President 2016-18, MAC
Paula C. Piilonen
Vice President 2016-18, MAC
Ronald Peterson
Past President 2016-18, MAC
Oliver Bonham
CEO, Geoscientists Canada
David Huntley
GSC, NRCan
Glen Nolan
Missanabie Cree First Nation Chief 2001-10, PDAC Past President
Andrew Cheatle
PDAC Executive Director
Lise Bujold
Director, Conferences & Exhibitions, CIM
STAFF Chantal Murphy
Event Leader, CIM
Nadia Bakka
Event Coordinator, CIM

Supporting Committees

SOCIAL PROGRAM & OUTREACH                                                
  CHAIR David Huntley                                                        
Geological Survey of Canada            
  VICE CHAIR
                                  
John Chapman
Geological Survey of Canada
INDUSTRY FUND RAISING
 
  CHAIR
Bob Schafer
Past President, CIM & Officer, PDAC     
  VICE CHAIR
Gerry Carlson
President and CEO
EDITORIAL & COMMUNICATIONS
   
  CHAIR

Anne Thompson
PetraScience Consultants Inc
COMMUNITIES & EDUCATION
 
  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
Nalaine Morin
Principal ArrowBlade Consulting Services   
  STUDENTS & EMERGING LEADERS

Andy Randall
Executive Director, Below BC
Lindsay Steele
Practice Advisor, APEGBC
Kendra Johnston
Manager, Independence Gold Corporation
  EDUCATION (CGEN , Mining Matters, MineralsEd etc.) 


Lesley Hymers
Manager, Education and Outreach Programs
Eileen Van Der Flier
Professor, Simon Fraser University

 
 
   
   
   
   
     
 
 
   
   
   
   
     
Nalaine Morin
Geological Survey of Canada  
Nalaine Morin
Geological Survey of Canada