Dr. Peter Hollings
Ph.D., NOHFC IRC Chair, Mineral Exploration & Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration, Lakehead University
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration – the future of geoscience research in Northwestern Ontario
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration (CESME) at Lakehead University strives to be a global leader in sustainable resource development. Our research is enhancing and facilitating sustainable development in Northern Ontario through partnerships with our industry and local Indigenous communities. CESME is linking Lakehead University researchers with partners from First Nations, Métis, government, and industry. This collaborative approach recognizes that Canadian natural resource development requires sophisticated planning, collaboration, assessment, implementation, and remediation strategies that are calculated to minimize negative environmental, socio-economic, and cultural impacts. CESME is encouraging and supporting research, education, and outreach activities regarding the nature and impacts of mineral resource exploration and extraction. This talk will highlight some of those activities and illustrate the benefits of partnering with our research team.
Dr. Hollings completed his Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 where he investigated the geochemistry of the 2.7-3.0 Ga Uchi Subprovince from Red Lake to Pickle Lake. During a two-year NSERC funded postdoctoral fellowship at CODES Dr. Hollings participated in a multi-disciplinary research project investigating the genesis of giant copper-porphyry deposits in Chile. As a faculty member at Lakehead University since 2001, Dr. Hollings is continuing his research into the relationship between igneous petrogenesis and mineralisation in a variety of deposit types including porphyry, orogenic gold and Ni-Cu-PGE. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. Hollings is currently the NOHFC IRC Chair in Mineral Exploration and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration at Lakehead University.