THIS IS MINING: THE PODCAST
BONUS EPSIODE: Breaking the cycle of climate conflict with hope and renewal

BONUS EPSIODE: Breaking the cycle of climate conflict with hope and renewal

May 21, 2021

50 years ago, the people, governments and mining companies in Sudbury recognized that, no matter how afflicted their environment was, it was not beyond repair. Sudbury is a beacon of hope, an example to the world that learning from the past can inspire us to do better. Biologist, Dr. John Gunn, microbiologist, Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk and 14-year old climate activist, Sophia Mathur join us to talk about what we can learn from Sudbury and how together we can approach climate change and environmental renewal.

Canada’s Critical Minerals, Clean Tech, and Reaching Net Zero

Canada’s Critical Minerals, Clean Tech, and Reaching Net Zero

April 28, 2021

Critical minerals like nickel, copper, and cobalt (found right here in Ontario!) are the building blocks for a clean, green and digitized economy. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada, joins us to talk about how we can unlock economic opportunities in Canada and how mining can drive our collective climate action.

Climate Action Reimagined Through High Tech and Responsible Mining

Climate Action Reimagined Through High Tech and Responsible Mining

April 21, 2021

Environmentalist and founding President of FROSKR, a firm using technology to build confidence in taking climate action, Kati McCartney, joins us to talk about how the mining industry will deliver net positive environmental impacts, contributing to our generation’s greatest challenge: climate change. The path to decarbonization depends on minerals to power clean energy like batteries, wind turbines, and solar panels. For Kati, it’s not about choosing between productivity & profit or social responsibility; it’s about collectively protecting our shared planet.

Incubators, Innovators, and the Future of Mining with NORCAT CEO Don Duval

Incubators, Innovators, and the Future of Mining with NORCAT CEO Don Duval

April 14, 2021

In this episode, MaRS Fellow, angel investor, and one of Canada’s foremost thinkers on innovation, work, and learning, Don Duval, joins us to talk about how the technology transformation in mining is helping it win the battle for talent.  He also shares how buyers and adopters of technology in mining, including those at NORCAT, have built a tech ecosystem in their own backyard and why VCs are taking notice.

Robotics, Automation, and the 21st Century Miner with Professor Joshua Marshall

Robotics, Automation, and the 21st Century Miner with Professor Joshua Marshall

April 7, 2021

In this episode, Queen’s University Engineering Professor, Joshua Marshall joins us to discuss the robot revolution and why it’s already here. He contends that Canadians have the potential to thrive, seeing the most significant opportunities in sectors like Canada’s global mining industry. While Joshua has been working on robotics and autonomous vehicle technology since the late 1990s, it’s the NOW in mining that excites him. Why? Because the industry is undergoing a significant technological transformation.

The Transformation of Mining - Season 2

The Transformation of Mining - Season 2

April 1, 2021

Season Two explores the elements of mining that go so far beyond simply digging in the earth, helping to advance science and engineering and pioneering technologies that touch all walks of life. Mining is today’s technology, and science-based solutions are being used to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our generation.

Ontario’s future and the opportunity for responsible resource development: A conversation with Ontario Minister Greg Rickford and Tony Makuch, President & CEO, Kirkland Lake Gold

Ontario’s future and the opportunity for responsible resource development: A conversation with Ontario Minister Greg Rickford and Tony Makuch, President & CEO, Kirkland Lake Gold

December 17, 2020

The end of 2020 is near and we’re looking forward, post COVID-19. What does the future of Ontario look like?  How will we economically recover?  Will Ontario’s abundance of minerals and metals fuel our growth? What role does mining have in a clean and green future? We’re talking to two committed champions of Northern Ontario and responsible resource development. 

Scientific Hope and Inspiring Discovery: A Conversation with Samantha Kuula, Chief Business Officer, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNOLAB)

Scientific Hope and Inspiring Discovery: A Conversation with Samantha Kuula, Chief Business Officer, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNOLAB)

December 9, 2020

How can we embrace sound science and try to understand the very essence of life around us? By going deep underground.  We’re talking to Samantha Kuula from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory – or SNOLAB as its called – a Nobel prize winning, world-class science facility located deep underground in the 120-year-old Vale Creighton nickel mine near Sudbury, Ontario in Canada.

Entrepreneurial Hope and the Logic of Diversity:  A conversation with Alicia Woods & Nicole Lynds

Entrepreneurial Hope and the Logic of Diversity: A conversation with Alicia Woods & Nicole Lynds

December 2, 2020

Why does representation matter? How can traditionally male-dominated industries like mining, technology and space become just ‘industries’? It’s good business - just ask Alicia Woods, who - in the early days of founding Covergalls - earned a deal with Michael Wekerle on Dragons' Den. We’re also talking with Nicole Lynds, an employee at Vale and a transgender woman about finding the courage to ‘be the change you wish to see.'

Economic Hope & the Path to Reconciliation: A conversation with Glenn Nolan, VP Government Affairs, Noront Resources

Economic Hope & the Path to Reconciliation: A conversation with Glenn Nolan, VP Government Affairs, Noront Resources

November 25, 2020

His father had a grade three education and his daughter is a university-educated banking professional. According to Glenn Nolan, past Chief of the Missanabie Cree in Ontario, his community’s self-sufficiency is rooted in the development of natural resources on their traditional lands. From hunter-gatherers to captains of industry within 3 generations, economic hope leads to economic freedom. It all started in the late 1940s with a small spark of hope for the Missanabie Cree.

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