Keeping the conversation going – reflections on the 12th AusIMM International Uranium Conference
It was my pleasure to again perform the official duties in Adelaide for the AusIMM International Uranium Conference 2017 on behalf of Conference Chair Mark Chalmers and AusIMM President Colin Moorhead. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the AusIMM International Uranium Conference continues to be the premier event within the Australian and international uranium industry. There was a common theme running through this year’s event – about the importance of 'keeping the conversation going' Read More
Notes from the AusIMM WIMnet Chair
It seems that whenever I come to write my thoughts for the Bulletin, I am somewhere other than home. [caption id="attachment_11078" align="alignleft" width="236"] Kate Hobbs.[/caption] This time I am bouncing around in the back of a car, travelling through the streets of Jakarta on my way to the airport. Over the last three days I have learned a lot about the impact of cultural differences on how organisations are managed and the challenges faced by companies operating in foreign Read More
WIMnet Conference Grant recipient report – Minesafe International Conference 2017
Early in May I had the opportunity to attend the Minesafe International 2017 conference in Perth, Western Australia. [caption id="attachment_10843" align="alignleft" width="246"] Carole James.[/caption] The conference is designed to ensure that health and safety within the minerals industry remains a key component of the industry, with an ever-increasing position of awareness. I was honoured to receive an AusIMM Women in Mining Network (AusIMM WIMnet) Award to enable my attendance at Read More
Highlights from the WIMnetSA and WinRSA 2017 mentoring program
The joint Women in Mining Network South Australia (WIMnetSA) and Women in Resources South Australia (WinRSA) 2017 mentoring program was launched on 3 May this year. A program launch event was held for participants to catch up with their mentoring partner, build their professional network, and learn about the outcomes from previous programs. This is the third year that WIMnetSA and WinRSA have worked in partnership to successfully deliver this mentoring program. The event was well Read More
Oxfam Mining Symposium report
This year’s Oxfam Mining Symposium, titled ‘Sustainable Mining: Putting Gender on the Agenda’, was held at the Melbourne Business School on 21 April 2017. The symposium provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss how to effectively consider gender-specific impacts surrounding extractive projects, as well as an opportunity for industry representatives to share their current social development projects that have a gender-specific focus. Approximately 60 representatives from NGOs, Read More
Gold17 conference report
Attended by participants from academia, industry, research organisations and government, Gold17 was a conference in which around 35 papers were presented on the theme of gold, including papers examining epithermal mineralisation, circum-Pacific mineralisation, mineralisation processes, structure and geophysics, orogenic mineralisation and alteration. The conference continued a regular series of gold events that commenced with Gold82 in Zimbabwe and was followed by conferences in southern Read More