WGC EVENTS

Wednesday December 8, 2021, 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern

  • Active Allyship & Finding Your Voice

    • Data has shown that over 80% of white adults think of themselves as an ally at work, yet only half of women of colour say they have strong allies in the workplace. So how do we move from intending to be an “ally” to speaking up and out against discrimination of all types? Join Chrissy Benz, Director of Operations & Western Region Office at the Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity & Workplace Equity, for a powerful workshop that examines our biases, acting in allyship, and active witnessing techniques. This will be an interactive session in a warm and welcoming space!

    • Speaker: Chrissy Benz

      • Chrissy Benz is a sports management veteran with extensive international travels and decades of advocacy for the underrepresented, underprivileged, and disadvantaged. She is a multi-disciplined professional with an empathetic passion for social justice and workplace equity due to her lived experiences in inequitable and non-inclusive work environments, as well as a mother raising her amazing, young, and biracial daughters who are already experiencing racism and discrimination because of their skin colour. Leveraging almost two decades of international, interracial, and intercultural experiences managing multimillion dollars' worth of projects and programs to connect diverse groups of people in different nations, Chrissy is responsible for the strategic operations of the Canadian Congress, technology infrastructure and major events that attract thousands of participants yearly, while also expanding and managing the exciting market and affairs of major organizations and arms of the government in the West Coast.

    • REGISTRATION HERE

 

WGC PAST EVENTS

​Wednesday October 13, 2021, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern

  • Stopping Sh*tty Comments from Undermining Your Success

    • All of us have been on the receiving end of demoralizing comments from colleagues (“Are you here to take the minutes?”). It can be hard to establish your professional credibility when it feels like your competency is always being questioned. Well, no more! This talk will focus on how to not let those everyday sh*tty comments undermine you and your career. We’ll cover:
      • Examples of comments that trip us up
      • The risks and dangers of internalizing these comments
      • How to develop a mindset that will help you stay resilient, no matter what people say to (or about) you
      • Five effective strategies for dealing with negativity without taking it on yourself
      The goal of this talk is to help you not internalize the negative at work so you can focus on your strengths and building your amazing career

    • Speaker: Darrell Farrow, Career & Parenting Coach

      • Darrell is a geologist with over 30 years of experience leading and mentoring in the mining and exploration
        industry. She started her career as the first woman geologist employed in the mines in South Africa and
        worked her way into senior technical management, all while balancing a successful career with raising a
        family and creating an equal parenting partnership with her husband. Darrell believes whole-heartedly that it is possible for women to be successful and step out of the roles and patterns they’ve learned from a young age. As a Career & Parenting Consultant, she helps women create the successful careers they want while being great parents without the guilt. She (and her amazing advice) can be found online at darrellfarrow.com

​Wednesday September 22, 2021, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern

  • The Road Less Traveled: My Geophysical Career Path

    • As a geophysics undergraduate I was overwhelmed by the numerous possible career paths in geophysics. In this talk I will relate my many attempts and failures at finding where I belonged, including a detour working outside of geophysics. I eventually found my way back in a niche industry, have learned a lot along the way.

    • Speaker: Lia Martinez

      • Lia Martinez is a geophysical engineer working with Mount Sopris Instruments in Denver, Colorado since 2013. She received her B.Sc. degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2007 and studied for a MA degree in Archaeology at the University of Denver. Lia speaks Spanish and frequently travels to other countries to teach geophysical logging applications for groundwater, environmental, and mining applications. She is a past board member of both the SEG NSTS and EEGS.

​Wednesday June 16, 2021, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern

  • The Bre-X fraud – a personal story of consulting and geoscience

    • When Michael de Guzman plummeted from a helicopter to his apparent death on March 20th, 1997, I had just submitted my final reports to Bre-X on the Busang Gold ‘Deposit’.  That moment defined my career in many ways, but also left questions for years as to what could I have done differently?
      I was hired by Bre-X in 1996 to characterize the mineralization, document gold occurrences and create a more detailed model for the deposit formation.  The work included a 10-day site visit and extensive follow up petrographic analysis.  Could we have known earlier?  What changed in the aftermath?
      Join us for insight into the world of exploration geoscience and junior companies of 25 years ago, and how a major fraud exposed in East Kalimantan, Indonesia continues to impact exploration and our reporting standards globally.

    • Speaker: Anne J. B. Thompson, P.Geo., PetraScience Consultants Inc.

      • Anne Thompson is the producer and co-host of the Discovery to Recovery Podcast and recent author of Innovation in Mineral Exploration published by PDAC.  She has thirty-five years’ experience working in and consulting to the mineral exploration industry, including field work and applied mineralogy.  She was an early adopter of field spectroscopy and co-edited the Atlas of Alteration, a resource for exploration geologists.  Anne’s company, PetraScience, a partnership with John Thompson focuses on technology, sustainability and innovation in the mining industry.  Anne was named to the WIMUK Global 100 Inspirational Women in Mining 2020.

Wednesday May 19, 2021, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern

  • Diversity & Inclusion in mining: how can companies shift towards more inclusive cultures?

Wednesday May 5, 2021, 8 am Pacific/11 am Eastern/3 pm UT

  • EMinar: A Career as a geophysicist - a cumulation of unplanned opportunities

    • Speaker: Nadine Veillette

    • Nadine was a Leading Lady last summer and we're excited to see her speak as part of the EMinar series. You can read her blog post here.

    • Watch the talk here

 

Wednesday April 21, 2021, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern

  • How to Design Your Mat Leave & Return to Work to Support An Ambitious Career

    • Planning your transition into parenthood can be one of the most stressful and uncertain moments in women's careers. This talk explores how to take control and start designing a maternity leave, return to work process, and ambitious career that works for you as you become a parent.

    • Speaker: Darrell Farrow, Career & Parenting Coach

      • Darrell is a geologist with over 30 years of experience leading and mentoring in the mining and exploration industry. She started her career as the first woman geologist employed in the mines in South Africa and worked her way into senior technical management, all while balancing a successful career with raising a family and creating an equal parenting relationship with her husband. Now as a Career & Parenting Consultant, she helps women create the successful careers they want while being great parents without the guilt.
         

International Women's Day: Monday March 8, 2021

  • #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

  • "We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world." Read more

  • Want to call out injustices? But not sure how? Be an active bystander! Learn more

  • Tell the women in your life that they matter to you!

Thursday March 4, 2021, 12 pm ET/9 am PT

  • Picture A Scientist group discussion

Tuesday February 9, 2021, 12 pm ET/9 am PT

  • Mentoring: A Pathway to Bridge the Gender Gap

  • Co-hosted by WGC and Professional Geoscientists Ontario

  • All the details in the flyer HERE

Wednesday February 10, 2021, 12 pm ET/9 am PT

  • Fireside Chat - The Board Experience

  • Hosted by Women In Mining - Toronto Chapter

Wednesday January 29, 2021, 130 pm ET/1030 am PT

  • Annual General Meeting: all the details here

Friday January 22, 2021, starting at 12 pm ET/9 am PT

  • Picture A Scientist movie screening: all the details here

  • The event will run for 72 hours!

Wednesday January 13, 2021, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

  • Speaker: Anna Shaughnessy (biography)

  • Developing a successful career in geoscience

 

Wednesday December 16, 2020, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

  • Speaker: Mitra Kangazian

  • 3D unconstrained inversions of magnetotelluric (MT) and gravity data sets using tetrahedral grids from the Howley Basin, western Newfoundland

Friday November 6, 2020, 1 pm ET/10 am PT

  • WGC Fall Summit: all the details here

Wednesday October 14, 2020, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

  • Speaker: Michelle Sciortino

  • Orford Mining’s Properties: Exploration Techniques and Implementation of Various Technologies in the Field

Wednesday September 16, 2020, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

  • Speaker: Isabelle D'Amours

  • The business of geoscience: writing a proposal

  • Presentation slides

Wednesday August 12, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

  • Discussion leader: Janice Fingler

  • Discussing the difficult topics with grace

Wednesday July 15, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

  • Speaker: Heather Gamble

  • Title: Gender Advancement in Male Dominated Industries: A Case Study - Artemis Project

Meeting @ GAC-MAC-IAH conference in Quebec City - RSVP here

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5 pm

Room 303A in Quebec City Convention Centre

Meeting @ PDAC in Toronto - RSVP here

Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:15 am

8th floor @ 207 Queens Quay West (Geosoft office)

Mining for Diversity & Awards Reception @ PDAC in Toronto - INFO here

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 4 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Check out the flyer!

Meeting @ RoundUp in Vancouver

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 4 pm

WGC @ Carleton University

Director Victoria Tschirhart will be presenting a scientific talk on the Athabasca Basin (Saskatchewan), followed by a talk on who WGC is and what we stand for.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:30 am

Location: Carleton University, Department of Earth Sciences, 3120 Herzberg Building

More details here

"The Powerful Presenter In You" short course @ SK Open House

Presented by Eureka Experience in partnership with WGC and Condor Consulting

Monday, December 3 @ 8 am to 5 pm

All the details here

Meeting @ SEG conference in Keystone, CO

Monday, September 24 @ 5:30 pm

Happy hour meet-up @ RFG conference in Vancouver, BC

Monday, June 18 @ 5:30 pm

 

Social meet-up @ CIM conference in Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, May 8 @ 11:30 am

 

Coffee meet-up @ PDAC conference in Toronto, ON

Monday, March 5 @ 7 am

 

Social meet-up @ RoundUp conference in Vancouver, BC

Monday, January 22 @ 4 pm