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56 minutes | 7 months ago
ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
In Episode 3, Mike O'Kane interviews Corinne Unger, an Australia-based specialist in mine rehabilitation and closure planning who has undertaken research on abandoned mines and post-mining land use around the world and is currently working on her PhD. Their conversation, conducted over Skype between Calgary and Brisbane, covers the importance of good mentors, navigating an industry where women are usually in the minority, and trying to convince mines and regulators to incorporate a social dimension into mine planning.
43 minutes | 9 months ago
FROM GEOCHEMISTRY TO HOCKEY … AND BACK
In Episode 2, Mike O'Kane interviews Mark Logsdon for the second episode of Getting Closure. Mark specializes in geochemistry and mineralogy, and has worked on some 250 mining projects during a career spanning almost 50 years. Geology, mentorship, the importance of visiting as many mines as possible, and even playing hockey against Ken Dryden, figured prominently in the discussion. Mark emphasizes the need to develop communities of practitioners with varying expertise to solve problems together.
42 minutes | a year ago
For the inaugural episode of "Getting Closure," Landform Design Institute founder Gord McKenna and Mike O’Kane, Chair of the LDI's Technical Advisory Panel, got together Feb. 12, 2020, at the Fairmont Hotel of the Vancouver International Airport to discuss the origins, goals, and plans of the Institute. They draw on their own professional histories, and exchange several stories on approaches to landform design to give listeners a sense of the urgency of supporting the Institute's new approach to more responsible and sustainable mining and reclamation.
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