See below for our growing list of speakers for CCMEC 2022!

Keynote Speakers

Michael Gray
Partner – Agentis Capital
Mineral Exploration Innovation and Lowering the Cost of Discovery

Michael has over 30 years of experience in the metals and mining industry, including 15 years as one of the top mining equity research analysts in the sector.

He has established a proven track record in identifying companies with potential Tier 1 assets at early stages, allowing these companies to successfully engage the capital markets while on the cusp of significant potential growth.

Most recently, Michael was the Head of Canadian Mining Equity Research at Macquarie for nine years, where he provided insightful coverage of some of the industries’ top stories, including Wheaton Precious Metals, SSR Mining, Richmont Mines, MAG Silver, Gold Standard Ventures and GT Gold. Prior to becoming an analyst, Michael was the Co-Founder of Rubicon Minerals (8 years) and has worked as a Geologist for Lac Minerals, Falconbridge, Minnova and Cominco.

Prior to Agentis, Michael worked for Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Genuity Capital Markets and PI Financial. He holds a Master of Science in Economic Geology from Laurentian University, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of British Columbia.

Loretta Ross

Treaty Commissioner, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross (Bimaashi Migizi) is a member of the Hollow Water First Nation in Manitoba. She obtained her law degree from Queen’s University and was a practicing lawyer for over 25 years providing legal counsel to numerous First Nation people, governments, and organizations, including the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Assembly of First Nations.  Prior to being appointed, the Treaty Commissioner had served as counsel for First Nations on child and family matters, residential school claims and land issues including specific claims, Treaty land entitlement, trusts, and hydro development.

Loretta Ross was appointed as the Treaty Commissioner for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba in 2017. As a trained lawyer and someone who works closely with the Elders Council, she offers a unique approach to the TRCM. She views the Treaties as living agreements that are as relevant today as they were 150 years ago. Furthermore, the transformation of the relationship between the First Nations and the Crown will need to be based on education regarding the true spirit and intent of the Treaties and not just the written text of these agreements.


Technical Session Speakers by Name; A to Z:

Anders Carlson
Senior Exploration Manager – Canada, SSR Mining

Brad Humphrey
CEO of NICAN Limited
NiCAN – Exploring for Nickel deposits on Known Nickel belts in Canada

Bud Rich
Director of Sales at Royal / Summit Camps

Carey Galeschuk

V.P. Lithium Exploration, Grid Metals Corp
Overview of the Grid Metals Critical Metal Portfolio with Focus on Lithium Bearing Pegmatites

Catriona Breasley
PhD Student in Geological Science, University of British Columbia
Trace element geochemistry and quantitative analyses of spodumene and quartz intergrowth textural groups at the Tanco pegmatite, Manitoba.

Chaitan Sandu

Principal – Dams and Geotechnics, Tetra Tech Canada
Selection of the Best Tailings Management Alternative for Dams Founded on Soft Ground at a Pre-Feasibility Level

Chris Brown

Senior Geophysicist, Axiom Exploration
The Next Generation of Heli-TDEM and the co-collection of TDEM, LiDAR, Magnetics and Radiometrics

Chris Henderson

Executive Director; Implementation Secretariat, Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba Inc.
The 1997 Manitoba Framework Agreement on Treaty Land Entitlement: 25 years later….

Christian Sinclair
First Nation Economic Strategic Planner, Opaskwayak Cree Nation 21 I

Christopher Lawley

PhD P.Geo., Natural Resources Canada
Artificial intelligence, sustainability, and the search for critical minerals

Clayton Pearson
Manager – Thompson Exploration, Vale

Cory Graham

P.Eng., Orphaned and Abandoned Mine Project (OAM)
2022 Orphaned and Abandoned Mines Rehabilitation Program Update

Dan Macklin

Exploration Manager, Evolution Gold
Old Techniques Uncovering New Search Space, Red Lake Gold Mine, NW Ontario

Dave Stevenson

Chief Geophysicist, Kenorland Minerals
Kenorland’s approach and entrance into Manitoba: An overview of our greenfield’s projects

Daymon Guillas (with Harvey Haugen)

President, PADCOM

Douglas Hart
Former Chief of Marcel Colomb First Nation (MCFN)

Emily Nickerson
Team Lead of Policy, Strategy and Partnerships, Extractive Sector Transparency Office, Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada
Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act: Compliance Program & Data Portal

Garrett Herzig
Operations Manager, Dorado drilling

Gary Annett
General Manager, Manitoba Operations, Vale

Hon. Greg Nesbitt
Minister of Natural Resources and Northern Development, Province of Manitoba

James MacDonald

Graduate Student, University of Manitoba
Emplacement mechanisms of rare element pegmatites, Separation Lake greenstone belt, northwest Superior Province

James Maxwell

V.P. Exploration, First Mining Gold Corp.
Unlocking Value on a District Scale

Jason Berenyi
Assistant Chief Geologist, Government of Saskatchewan
An overview of mineral exploration and development activities in Saskatchewan

Jeff Kraynyk
Director, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Jessica Bjorkman
Prospector, Bjorkman Prospecting
Prospecting to Advance Exploration

John Biczok

V.P., Romios Gold Resources Inc.

John Rankin

Geomatics Sales Consultant, Eagle Mapping
Introduction to LiDAR and its applications in Mineral Exploration and Mine Development

John Stefaniuk
Partner, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Lance Goodick
Project Manager and Senior Engineer, Stantec
Demystifying Small Modular Reactors in North America

Lyndsey MacBride

Senior Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist and Project Manager, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
The Northern Road Link Project: An Indigenous-Led Environmental Assessment

Marcus Harden
Leeuwin Metals Ltd.
Leeuwin Metals: An Emerging Battery Metals Story in Manitoba

Mark Fedikow

Ph.D. P.Geo., Foremost Lithium Resource and Technology Ltd.

Matt Bodnar

Senior Geologist, Goldspot Discoveries Corp.
The State of Technology in Mineral Exploration

Maura Kolb
Director of Exploration, Treasury Metals Inc.
An underexplored greenstone belt that is right off the highway, could Dryden be a future mining hub?

Max Porterfield

President & CEO, Callinex Mines Inc.

Neil Richardson

Director of Exploration – Manitoba Business Unit, Hudbay Minerals Inc.
777 Deposit – From Discovery to Closure

Nikolay Sidenko
Geochemist, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Geochemical and mineralogical characterization of gold-mine tailings for environmental and feasibility studies.

Pamela Marsden
Indigenous Liaison Officer, Hudbay Minerals Inc.

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

Rob Dixon

Managing Director, Dundee Goodman Merchant Partners

Robert Houle

PresidentTalon Resources and Community Development Inc.

Rolando Jeria

Manager Mineral DevelopmentSediment Research & Minerals Ltd.

Ron Scott

Exploration Geologist, Snow Lake Lithium

Samuel Lewis

Sr. P.Geo., Trillium Gold
Trillium Gold; Recent Developments and Successes

Scott Anderson

V.P. Exploration, 1911 Gold Corporation
1911 Gold Corporation: Unique District-Scale Opportunity in an Established Gold Camp

Scott Longmuir
CEO, Threeosix Industrial

Scott Parsons
Director Exploration – Canada,Alamos Gold Inc.
Alamos Gold – Lynn Lake Project, Manitoba and Island Gold Phase 3+ Project, Ontario

Shastri Ramnath

CEO, President, & Director, Exiro Minerals Corp

Somia Sadiq
Founder / Principal Partner, Narratives Inc.

Stefanie Brueckner

Assistant Professor of Economic Geology, University of Manitoba
Precious and critical metal deposits – Is there more to know?

Stephanie Hart
CPA, CA. President and CEO, Willeson Metals Corp.

Steve Hanson
Director, President & CEO, ACME Lithium Inc.

Tafa Kennedy
Director, Manitoba Geological Survey
Manitoba Geological Survey – 2022 Project Review

Wayne Warren
Sediment Research and Minerals Ltd.

Zach Flood
Co-Founder, Director and CEO, Kenorland Minerals Ltd.
Project Generation: The Business of Exploration

Zach Maurer
President & CEO, Prairie Lithium
Lithium Brine In Saskatchewan