MDRU Alumni

MDRU has contributed to the education and graduation almost 200 students and supported more than 40 Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Associates since 1991. Our students and researchers have gone on to senior positions across all aspects of the mineral exploration and mining industry, as well as to become university faculty members, and to contribute to the public service in geological surveys and beyond.  In addition to our graduates, our alumni include all those that have made contributions to MDRU research, education and training.

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Alumni
Name
Recent Affiliation
Position
Graduating Year
Degree
Name: Ayesha Ahmed
Recent Affiliation: CODES Univ. of Tasmania
Position: PhD student
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Murray Allan
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Senior Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Tatiana Alva-Jiminez
Recent Affiliation:
Position: Resource Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Joel Angen
Recent Affiliation: Centerra Gold
Position: Regional Exploration Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Leif Bailey
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Tim Baker
Recent Affiliation: Eldorado Gold Corporation
Position: Chief Geoscientist
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Shaun Barker
Recent Affiliation: CODES University of Tasmania
Position: Associate Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Elspeth Barnes
Recent Affiliation: BCIT
Position: Instructor
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Tim Barrett
Recent Affiliation: Ore Systems Consulting
Position: Consulting Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Roland Bartsch
Recent Affiliation: Altona Mining Ltd. - Perth
Position: General Manager - Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Andreas Beinlich
Recent Affiliation: Curtin University - Perth
Position: Research Fellow
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Luke Beranek
Recent Affiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Position: Associate Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Steven Bigsby
Recent Affiliation:
Position: Geotechnical Engineer
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Thomas Bissig
Recent Affiliation: Goldcorp
Position: Director, Geochemistry
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Fred Blaine
Recent Affiliation: Imdex Limited - Perth
Position: Senior Scientist
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Scott Blevings
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited - Peru
Position: Senior Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Britt Bluemel
Recent Affiliation: Corescan
Position: Principal Geochemist & Business Development Manager
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Matthew Bodnar
Recent Affiliation: CSA Global
Position: Senior Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Esther Bordet
Recent Affiliation: Yukon Geological Survey
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Kaleb Boucher
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Liane Boyer
Recent Affiliation: Broken Rock Resource Ltd
Position: Consulting Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Geoffrey Bradshaw
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Curtis Brett
Recent Affiliation: Rio Tinto plc - Vancouver
Position: Senior Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: David Bridge
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Paula Brunetti
Recent Affiliation: Lundin - Chile
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Kevin Byrne
Recent Affiliation: University of Alberta
Position: PhD student
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: R. Campbell Delong
Recent Affiliation: Ximen Mining Corp.
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Erika Cayer
Recent Affiliation: Klondike Gold Corp.
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Antonio Celis
Recent Affiliation: CSA Global
Position: Senior Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Claire Chamberlain
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited - Santiago
Position: Director Exploration - South America
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Diego Charchaflie
Recent Affiliation: Argetina
Position: Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Emily Chastain
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Fiona Childe
Recent Affiliation:
Position: Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Rachel Chouinard
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Steve Cook
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Chief Geochemist, Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Natalie Cook
Recent Affiliation: Barkerville Gold Mines
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Dave Cox
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Evan Crawford
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Moira Cruickshanks
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Lyle D. Hansen
Recent Affiliation: MAG Silver Corp.
Position: Geotechnical Director
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Thomas Danielson
Recent Affiliation: Puget Sound Energy
Position: Senior Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Bart De Baere
Recent Affiliation: ERM
Position: Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Irene del Real
Recent Affiliation: Cornell University
Position: PhD Student
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Irene del Real Conteras
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Tracy Delaney
Recent Affiliation: SRK
Position: Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Carli Deyell
Recent Affiliation: Corescan
Position: Spectral Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Katherine Dilworth
Recent Affiliation: Skeena Resources Limited
Position: Senior Resource Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Jacqueline Dohaney
Recent Affiliation: University of Wellington
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Rob Duncan
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Jeremy English
Recent Affiliation: Solid Solution Resources
Position: Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Abraham Escalante
Recent Affiliation: Glencore Los Quenuales SA - Peru
Position: Technical Advisor, Geology
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Art Ettlinger
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Rebecca-Ellen Farrell
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Gayle Febbo
Recent Affiliation: Orevista Exploration
Position: Mapping Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Teresa Fraser
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Oliver Friesen
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Vanessa Gale
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Sergio Gamonal
Recent Affiliation: Barrick Gold Corporation
Position: Senior Exploration Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Guylaine Gauthier
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Rachel Gavin
Recent Affiliation: Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.
Position: Exploration Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Emma Gofton
Recent Affiliation: Triton Minerals
Position: Senior Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Sarah Gordee
Recent Affiliation:
Position: Consulting Volcanologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Andrew Greene
Recent Affiliation: Hawaii Pacific University
Position: Associate Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Lauren Greenlaw
Recent Affiliation:
Position: Consulting Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Roy Greig
Recent Affiliation: University of Arizona
Position: PhD student
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Agustin Guitart
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Benjamin Hames
Recent Affiliation: AngloGold Ashanti - Perth
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Anna Harrison
Recent Affiliation: Queen's University
Position: Assistant Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Patrick Hayman
Recent Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology
Position: Lecturer
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Simon Haynes
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Scott Heffernan
Recent Affiliation: Equinox Gold Corp.
Position: Executive VP Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Amber Henry
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Ian Herbranson
Recent Affiliation: Goldcorp Inc.
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Christopher Herron
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Lucy Hollis
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Senior Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Shawn Hood
Recent Affiliation: CODES Univ. of Tasmania
Position: PhD student
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Meghan Jackson
Recent Affiliation: Barrick Gold Corp.
Position: Senior Geologist - NA Generative
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Paul Jago
Recent Affiliation: Centerra Gold Inc.
Position: Senior Geologist, Manager
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: John James
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Stacie Jones
Recent Affiliation: Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
Position: Exploration Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Nancy Joyce
Recent Affiliation: Geological Survey of Canada
Position: Geochronology Researcher
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Julio Jurado Carrasco
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Andrew Kaip
Recent Affiliation: BMO Financial
Position: Managing Director, Mining Equity Research
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Nikolett Kovacs
Recent Affiliation: Pembridge Resources Plc
Position: Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Ilkay Kuscu
Recent Affiliation: Mugla University - Turkey
Position: Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Well-Shen Lee
Recent Affiliation: Laurentian University
Position: MSc student
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Nathalie Lefebvre
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Peter Lelievre
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Michelle Lepitre
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Will Lepore
Recent Affiliation: Liberty Gold Inc.
Position: Senior Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Graham Leroux
Recent Affiliation:
Position: Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Guillaume Lesage
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Christopher Leslie
Recent Affiliation: CODES University of Tasmania
Position: PhD Student
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Peter Lewis
Recent Affiliation: Eldorado Gold Corp.
Position: VP Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Dan Lilly
Recent Affiliation: ExxonMobil / Imperial
Position: Geoscience Manager
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Erin Looby
Recent Affiliation: Corescan
Position: Spectral Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Robert Macdonald
Recent Affiliation: Southern Silver Exploration Corp.
Position: General Manager, Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Peter Macdonald
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: James Macdonald
Recent Affiliation: C2Skye Management Ltd.
Position: Director
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Rob Mackie
Recent Affiliation: GFG Resources Inc.
Position: VP Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Dan MacNeil
Recent Affiliation: Boreal Metals Corp.
Position: VP Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Kathryn MacWilliam
Recent Affiliation: Goldcorp
Position: Senior Geoscientist
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: John Mair
Recent Affiliation: Greenland Minerals Ltd. - Perth
Position: Managing Director
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Semyon Martynenko
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Lindsay McClenaghan
Recent Affiliation: Rio Tinto
Position: Project Geoscientist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: John McDonald
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Greg McKenzie
Recent Affiliation: Klohn Crippen Berger
Position: Hydrologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Sean McKinley
Recent Affiliation: Eldorado Gold Corp.
Position: Senior Geologist, Resource Development
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Brian McNulty
Recent Affiliation: CODES Univ. of Tasmania
Position: PhD student
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Paul Metcalf
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Janina Micko
Recent Affiliation: Leapfrog
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Jack Milton
Recent Affiliation: Fireweed Zinc Ltd
Position: Chief Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Dianne Mitchinson
Recent Affiliation: MDRU
Position: Research Associate
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Caroline-Emmanuelle Morriset
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Jim Mortensen
Recent Affiliation: EOAS
Position: Emeritus Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Steven Moss
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Genga Nadaraju
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Kiyoko Nakano
Recent Affiliation: Kutcho Copper
Position: Corporate Development
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Heather Neufeld
Recent Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Jessica Norris
Recent Affiliation: BC Geological Survey
Position: Mineral Assessment Geoscientist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Marek Nowak
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Shelley Oliver
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Exploration Geochemist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Mike Papageorge
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Keegan Parry
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Keith Patterson
Recent Affiliation: Eldorado Gold Corp.
Position: Exploration Manager
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Wes Perrin
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Steve Piercey
Recent Affiliation: Memorial University
Position: Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Nicolas Pizarro
Recent Affiliation: Goldcorp - Chile
Position: Resource Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Jaime Poblete
Recent Affiliation: James Cook University-Queensland
Position: PhD Student
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Ian Power
Recent Affiliation: Trent University
Position: Canada Research Chair
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Fabien Rabayrol
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Chelsea Raley
Recent Affiliation: Barrick Gold Corp.
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Kirsten Rasmussen
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Abdul Razique
Recent Affiliation: Metallis Resources Inc.
Position: Cheif Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: David Rhys
Recent Affiliation: Panterra Geoservices
Position: Consulting Structural Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Shane Rich
Recent Affiliation: COWI - Denmark
Position: Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Craig Richardson
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Mathieu Richer
Recent Affiliation: IOS Services Geoscientifiques Inc. - Quebec
Position: Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Michelle Robinson
Recent Affiliation: Minera GS S.A. de CV
Position: Geological Engineer
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Alfonso Rodriguez Madrid
Recent Affiliation: Apex Geoscience Ltd.
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Katherina Ross
Recent Affiliation: Panterra Geoservices
Position: Consulting Petrologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Sandra Rosset
Recent Affiliation:
Position: Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Tina Roth
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Principal Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc, PhD
Name: Tyler Rucks
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Tyler Ruks
Recent Affiliation: Seven Devils Exploration Ltd.
Position: President
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: J. Erik Scheel
Recent Affiliation: Goldcorp Inc.
Position: Senior Resource Development Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Brendan Scorrar
Recent Affiliation: Government of BC
Position: Mines Inspector
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Chris Sebert
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Andrew Shannon
Recent Affiliation: RCI Capital
Position: Director, Investment Banking
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Libby Sharman
Recent Affiliation: BHP - Santiago
Position: Principal Global Geoscientist
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Ross Sherlock
Recent Affiliation: Laurentian University
Position: MERC Director
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Adam Simmons
Recent Affiliation: AngloAmerican PLC - London
Position: Senior Geologist – Global Copper
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc, PhD
Name: Alastair Sinclair
Recent Affiliation: EOAS
Position: Emeritus Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Leanne Smar
Recent Affiliation: VentureOne Capital Corp.
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Christopher Smith
Recent Affiliation: IDM Mining
Position: Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Lori Snyder
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Cliff Stanley
Recent Affiliation: Acadia University
Position: Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Name: Victoria Sterritt
Recent Affiliation: Teck Resources Limited
Position: Lead, Technology & Innovation
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Elizabeth Stock
Recent Affiliation: Barrick Gold Corporation
Position: Senior Geochemist
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Hristo Stoynov
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Brodie Stroh
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Reza Tafti
Recent Affiliation: BCIT- Mining Training Program
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc, PhD
Name: John Thompson
Recent Affiliation: Cornell University
Position: Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Ian Thomson
Recent Affiliation: Shinglespit Consultants Inc.
Position: Principal
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Abe Torchinsky
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Richard Tosdal
Recent Affiliation: PicachoEx LLC
Position: President, Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree:
Name: Michael Tucker
Recent Affiliation: Balmoral Resources
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: John Tyne
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BSc
Name: Santiago Vaca
Recent Affiliation: Sol Gold ENSA
Position: Chief Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Jeremy Reid Vaughan
Recent Affiliation: Barrick Gold Corp. - Santiago
Position: Manager, Key Projects
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Alan Wainwright
Recent Affiliation: MDRU
Position: Research Associate
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Stefan Wallier
Recent Affiliation: Dr. von Moos AG
Position: Consulting Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Malissa Washburn-Groome
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Will Whitty
Recent Affiliation: Freeport MacMoRan
Position: Senior Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Nick Williams
Recent Affiliation: Barrick Gold Corp.
Position: Principal Geophysicist
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Siobhan Alexandra Wilson
Recent Affiliation: University of Alberta
Position: Associate Professor
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc, PhD
Name: Lawrence Winter
Recent Affiliation: Altius Minerals Corp.
Position: VP Exploration
Graduating Year:
Degree: PhD
Name: Gareth Wolff
Recent Affiliation: ERM
Position: Consultant
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Joanne Woodhouse
Recent Affiliation:
Position:
Graduating Year:
Degree: BScHon
Name: Timothy Wrighton
Recent Affiliation: Radius Gold Inc.
Position: Project Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc
Name: Raja Yarra
Recent Affiliation: Barkerville Gold Corp.
Position: Exploration Geologist
Graduating Year:
Degree: MSc