The WIM x b2B International Experience Panel provided the opportunity for students to listen in as UofT alumni and geoscience industry professionals spoke about their experiences with working in the mining industry outside of Canada.
Panelists discussed their careers, their path into the workplace, and how they gained their international experience, during a moderated Q&A session.
Focusing on the Future: Industry Panel 2020 is a high-profile networking event taking place on Saturday, February 29th, a day prior to the start of the PDAC Convention.
It will include four industry and academia speakers who will discuss pressing issues the mining industry faces today. Topics range from modernizing current practices, to tackling the potential of mining on the sea-floor and outer space. The panel will be followed by a catered networking event.
Any mention of mining, trucks and money in the same setting, traditionally conjures the image of men in fluorescent overalls and hard hats to mind - this is the exact image Women in Mining University of Toronto Student Chapter wants to change.
Women in Mining UofT hosted its first informational panel for students in the campus' historic Hart House. The panel, titled “Leading Women in Mining”, focused on navigating through the mining industry as a young professional and developing the skills necessary to excel in executive roles.
The first task was a 'Crisis Challenge,' requiring each group to report an unexpected crisis through media to the general public, workers and shareholders. Following the crisis challenge was the completion of the '24-Hour Case’, which asked groups to devise sensible solutions to real corporate challenges faced in today’s mining sector. All solutions were later presented to judges, from the mining industry. Sleepless nights and team dynamics ensued. The last night ended with a gala where students and industry professionals networked and listen to a panel of four CEO’s discussing the mining industry at large, current projects and tips for succeeding in industry.