September 26, 2012
"Mining - What's It All About?" - Free Short Course on October 27-28, Port Hardy, BC

 Geoscience BC is pleased to present a free short course on October 27-28, 2012 in Port Hardy titled, "Mining -- What's It All About?". This free, interactive two-day workshop gives First Nation communities a look into modern geoscience, mineral exploration and mining. The workshop is being presented and sponsored in collaboration with Island Coastal Economic Trust and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as a part of the recently announced Northern Vancouver Island Geoscience Exploration Project. A similar course was delivered in Campbell River in August, and was very well received. For more information about this project, please visit http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/NorthernVancouverIsland.asp.

The short course will be presented by Dr. Jim Morin, an engaging BCIT instructor and member of the Metis community. The first day of the course is spent in the classroom, with presentations and discussions that provide basic information about mineral deposits and mines, the mining cycle and selected specific First Nations issues related to mining. The second day involves an interesting field trip to local geological sites. Complimentary snacks and lunches will be provided for both days of the course.

First Nations community leaders, councillors, Elders, personnel involved in land use and planning, community relations, and economic development officers should consider attending. This knowledge will help support informed decision making for the benefit and well being of First Nations communities.

Please note that local First Nations will get priority registration. If you are interested in learning more about this course, please download the course details by clicking this link http://www.geosciencebc.com/i/pdf/2012-10-27_MiningSC.pdf.

This workshop follows the North Island Career Expo on October 26 at the Port Hardy Civic Centre, sponsored by the Mount Waddington Workforce Initiative. For more information, please visit http://www.cfmw.ca.

About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.

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