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WIMnet Conference Grant recipient report – 2018 Mine Waste and Tailings Conference
WIMNet Conference Grant recipient Di Liu describes her experience at the recent AusIMM Mine Waste and Tailings Conference. As a successful recipient of the WIMnet Conference Grant for the AusIMM Mine Waste and Tailings Conference, July 2018, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the grant, the AusIMM WIMnet, and the conference organising committee. From attending and presenting at the conference, I found it is a great opportunity and experience to share the research Read More
Q&A with Kylie Jackson, Mobile Equipment Maintenance Supervisor in Paraburdoo
Kylie Jackson talks about her start in the resources industry as an electrical apprentice at NSW’s Delta Power Station and her rise to Mobile Equipment Maintenance Supervisor in Paraburdoo, WA. Once the owner of a small side business, Kylie discusses tough choices she had to make to get the work/life balance right for her. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, from growing up until now? My parents and I did a lot of moving while I was young; I am an only child. I was born Victoria Read More
April 2018
Developments in AusIMM WIMnet
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights. The following is a collection of thoughts from our professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years. Cast your mind back to the year 2000. It seems so long ago, doesn’t it? In Australia, John Howard was Prime Minister, everyone was feeling relieved that the world had survived the non-existent Y2K bug, and probably a few less people were Read More
Notes from the WIMnet Chair
What a ride the last four or five months have been! I have been trying to write this piece for so long but have just not been able to complete it, no matter how many times I left it open on my laptop. But I got there. Better late than never! [caption id="attachment_12825" align="alignleft" width="244"] Kate Hobbs.[/caption] Since October I have closed out a number of contracts for my own consulting firm, started a new role managing the day-to-day operations of a 50-person business, Read More
AusIMM to form Council for Diversity and Inclusion
At AusIMM we are seeking to become a more contemporary and inclusive organisation.  We want to better represent all professionals that work in the resources sector. It is clear that diverse and inclusive organisations and sectors are more productive and ultimately more successful and highly respected. Our Board and Management Team have therefore recently announced the appointment of a 'Council for Diversity and Inclusion' to shape this important agenda. The role of the Council is to Read More
Mentee feedback on WIMnet NSW’s 2017 mentoring program
Once again WIMnet NSW’s mentoring program has drawn overall ratings from its mentor and mentee participants in excess of 4.5 out of 5 at the conclusion of its third year of operation. Dr Ali Burston of Metisphere, the Program’s Director, presented the program feedback at the closing event in Sydney on 27 October 2017. But the highlight of the evening was a presentation by mentee Cheryl Holland, Marketing and Logistics Superintendent at the Bengalla Mine in NSW’s Hunter Valley, who came Read More