Tafa Kennedy

Tafa Kennedy
Director, Manitoba Geological Survey

Manitoba Geological Survey – 2022 Project Review

The Manitoba Geological Survey conducts a wide range of investigations, which include the examination of exposed bedrock, subsurface, and surficial sediments including sand, gravel and organic deposits throughout Manitoba. It also provides geoscience support for the regulatory framework and tenure systems managed by Mining, Oil and Gas, which includes oil field-pool code designations, geoscientific review of oil and gas licences and applications, borehole licence reviews, aggregate inquiries and land use designations. By developing an understanding of Manitoba’s geology and geological processes, the MGS provides fundamental data and unbiased technical support to inform government policy and decision-making, mineral exploration, and wise land use management. Manitoba`s geoscientific team has carried out numerous field and office investigations including collaborations with neighboring jurisdictions. The broad range of expertise and projects underway provide a comprehensive cross-section of the Survey’s activities and valuable resources for industry, academia, governments and communities.



Dr. Tafa Kennedy is the Director of Manitoba Geological Survey, with over 20 year’s experience in the exploration and mining industry, in South Africa, Tanzania, Quebec and Ontario. Dr. Gomwe obtained her B.Sc from Rhodes University, M.Sc from Pretoria University and Ph.D. from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. Tafa worked as a Nickel and PGE deposit geologist in Raglan and Kabanga for Xstrata Nickel and as a consultant geologist in Quebec, roaming in and around the Abitibi greenstone belt dealing with gold and base metal deposits. After a time in Industry, her call to the public service began in 2017 with the Resident Geologist Program and the Mining Lands Division in Ontario.