Dr. John Mason (Chair)
John is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario and holds an Honour’s Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Lakehead University.
In mid 2011, John joined the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission as Project Manager, Mining Services, with a mandate to grow the exploration and mining sector in Thunder Bay and region as well to more fully to capitalize on the service and supply businesses that feed into the mineral sector.
On June 1st , 2013. John Mason was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Science from Lakehead University. In April of 2014 John received a Lifetime achievement Award from the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.
Dr. Jim Franklin PhD FRSC, PGeo
Jim Franklin, originally from North Bay, Ontario, is focussed on unravelling the reasons for the exceptional mineral endowment of the Canadian Shield. His PhD thesis examined mineral deposits in the Proterozoic of the Thunder Bay area. He initiated his post PhD research efforts at Lakehead University, where he was the first economic geology professor (1969-75). He then joined the Geological Survey of Canada, continuing base metal and gold research throughout the Shield. In 1981 he took a 10-year “excursion” to lead the GSC’s Marine Minerals Program, discovering “black smoker” systems on the modern seafloor: From this combination of sea- and land-based work, he developed a robust set of guidelines that help steer modern exploration. In 1992 he became Chief Scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada, responsible for steering the GSC’s entire program.
Since “retiring” from the GSC (1998) he advises about 70 exploration companies world-wide. Jim is a board member of four companies (Ur Energy, Nuinsco Ltd., Anconia and Aura Silver), and has been involved in the development of base metal, chrome and uranium resources in the Ring of Fire, Sturgeon Lake, Wyoming and Mexico. He also serves as a senior advisor to several others, including Millbrook Minerals Ltd. and the MacDonald Red Pine group He served as member of management boards for numerous public-service related organizations He has received GAC’s Logan and Duncan R Derry medals, CIM’s Selwyn Blaylock, A.O. Dufresne, Distinguished Lecturer and Julian Boldy Memorial awards and SEG’s Thayer Lindsley and Distinguished Lecturer awards and its Penrose Gold Medal. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of Lakehead University, an Adjunct Professor at several Ontario Universities, and a Past President of both the Geological Association of Canada and the Society of Economic Geologists. He has published over 200 papers and book chapters, and innumerable abstracts.
His passion is his continuing work towards the discovery of more new mines throughout the world, with a focus on base metal, silver and gold-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits.
Mr. Glenn Nolan, PGeo
A member of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, Glenn is a former Chief, past president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and a past tourism business owner.
Glenn serves on numerous not for profit boards with local, national and international focus. Glenn is also a board member of a junior diamond exploration company with properties in Canada and Africa.
Presently Glenn is Vice President, Government Affairs Noront Resources that is developing a nickel and copper deposit in Ontario’s Ring of Fire. He has been involved in the mining sector for more than four decades.
Mr. Peter Moses
Peter Moses is a member of Biigtgong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation). He is a recipient of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PADC) Skookum Jim Award 2017, an award recognizing his significant contribution to Canada's mineral exploration and mining industry through his work with industry, government, and indigenous communities.
As a seasoned prospector of more than SO years, an educator and an advisor, Peter continues to help First Nation communities build capacity in mining perspectives. He also helps foster relationship building between First Nations, mining companies and government.
In 2003, after a brief retirement from the Pulp and Paper Industry as an Instrumentation Technician, Peter was employed by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines of Ontario (MNDM) as the First Nation Minerals Information Officer. During his 10 years with MNDM, Peter has engaged with over 100 of the First Nation Communities in Ontario to building capacity in Mineral Exploration and Mining perspectives. He continues to outreach and provide support services through his current position as Mineral Development Information Support Officer, with Matawa First Nations Management.
Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans
Dr. Jobin-Bevans has almost 30 years in the mineral exploration business and more than 17 years of direct experience with public and private companies as an officer, director and technical advisor and has been involved with taking several private companies public. Scott is a registered geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology, Lakehead University and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has a wide range of exploration experience in many commodities with expertise in magmatic sulphides (Ni-Cu-Co) and PGE (Pt-Pd) mineralization, gold, silver, copper, vanadium, LCT pegmatites, and base metals. Dr. Jobin-Bevans has an extensive international industry and government network, served as President (2010-2012) and a Director (2002-2010) of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), and in 2013, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contribution and achievements as a volunteer in the Canadian minerals industry.