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MINING INDUSTRY SINCE 1935

Mining Stories

The Mining Association of Canada is the voice of the mining industry and seeks to generate greater awareness around important areas in the sector from reclamation to partnerships with Indigenous communities. The sector is a major economic driver in our Canadian economy and a great contributor to jobs and leading technologies and here are our stories.

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Aïssatou Diop

Aïssatou Diop holds a double Master’s degree in Earth Science and Environment, is a Certified Environmental Auditor and is an Environmental Compliance and Authorization Coordinator with ArcelorMittal, playing a key...

Angela Bigg

As Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mine’s GM, Angela Bigg leads a team of 1,100 people who sustainably mine gem-quality diamonds from Lac de Gras in Canada’s NWT. She has worked...

Sheena Annanack

Committed to mine safety, Sheena Annanack is the first Inuk woman to become a firefighter at Glencore’s Raglan Mine and serves as Accommodation Supervisor at the site.

Nancy Létourneau

In 2005, Nancy Létourneau was the first woman to participate & win the #Quebec mine rescue championship, is currently the President of the Association minière du Québec’s Catamine committee and...

Rochelle Young

Suncor’s Rochelle Young is an environmental scientist of Métis heritage working at Syncrude Canada Ltd. and playing a key role in responsibly reclaiming mine tailings into new landscapes.

Siren Fisekci

Siren Fisekci, Pan American Silver’s VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, has 25+ yrs experience managing effective stakeholder engagement in Canada’s mining and natural resource sectors.

Nancy Guay

Nancy Guay has 25+ yrs experience in the mining sector and has worked in many positions with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, including currently as VP of Technical Services-as a Board...

Nathalie Prud’Homme

As Eldorado Gold Corporation’s #Québec Exploration Superintendent, Nathalie Prud’homme is a geologist with decades of experience in exploration and project management. She had the pleasure to see some of the...

Joanna Chen

Joanna Chen is Golder’s Senior Geotechnical Engineer with 26 years of consulting and academic research experience, specializing in the design of tailings facilities and tailings dam breach analysis for mining...

Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards is an HR Leader and advocate for healthy, engaged and productive workplaces. At Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, she is forging a path for more diverse and inclusive leadership...

Elaine Lafleur

Cameco Corporation’s Elaine Lafleur has ~40 yrs mining experience in everything from process operating to industrial mechanic work to, most recently, training. She has taught at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and is...

Heather Bruce-Veitch

As Director of COMMs/External Relations for Rio Tinto’s IOC, Heather has vast experience in maintaining lasting relationships with various governments and communities located near the mine’s activities. She has received...

Dominique Bousquet

Dominique Bousquet, Eldorado Gold Corporation Québec’s Chief Geologist, has worked in exploration, prospecting, mapping and drilling campaigns and has honed her mining expertise since 2012. She is also actively involved...

Cristina Bertoni

As Yamana Gold Inc’s VP of Procurement Cristina Bertoni is responsible for all supply chain & procurement operations for the company. She is passionate about D&I and has received awards...

Deborah Qanatsiaq

As the local Baffinland Community Liaison Officer in Sanirajak, Nunavut, Deborah Qanatsiaq engages on a daily basis with Inuit in her community about career and training opportunities in mining. She...

Taryn Roske

Cameco Corporation’s Taryn Roske started her mining career as a Radiation Technician at the company’s Rabbit Lake operation in northern Saskatchewan and is the first Indigenous woman to be a...

Gülsüm Akkaya

Gülsüm Akkaya works for Eldorado Gold at the mining company’s operations in Turkey and is an underground supervisor at Efemcukuru. She is the first woman to occupy this senior position...

Catherine Tegelberg

Catherine Tegelberg is leading Newmont Corporation’s global approach to Indigenous relations and has extensive experience, both within Canada and across the globe, in mining, sustainability, community engagement and Indigenous consultation.

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