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Explore stories of human transformation connected to Ontario’s mining industry. You may be surprised to learn how our abundance of minerals offers hope for the future and the opportunity to make the world a better place.

THIS IS MINING: THE PODCAST AmberMac Media

    • Society & Culture

Explore stories of human transformation connected to Ontario’s mining industry. You may be surprised to learn how our abundance of minerals offers hope for the future and the opportunity to make the world a better place.

    The Sudbury Mine Life Tour

    The Sudbury Mine Life Tour

    Join me, Amber Mac, on my very first trip underground at a mine in Sudbury, Ontario! I went 1.5km underground – that’s nearly 3 CN Towers deep into the earth! It wasn’t like anything I could have imagined. Along my trip, I connected with Shawn Sauve, Mobile Equipment Specialist; Alex Mulloy, Carbon Specialist; Christine Gasteiger, Integrated Remote Operating Centre Superintendent and Don Duval, tech entrepreneur and mining futurist.

    • 23 min
    Reflecting Indigenous Culture, Heritage and Identity in the Workplace

    Reflecting Indigenous Culture, Heritage and Identity in the Workplace

    Dawn Madahbee Leach, Chair of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, joins us to talk about the power of resource development partnerships and careers as a route to prosperity and reconciliation in action for Indigenous peoples. We are also joined by Clyde Moonias, a member of the  Neskantaga First Nation, who’s embarking on his career ‘close to home,’ as the Health, Safety & Environment Coordinator at Wyloo’s Esker Site in Northern Ontario (formerly Ring of Fire Metals).

    • 30 min
    Ending the Stigma Around Skilled Trades

    Ending the Stigma Around Skilled Trades

    Ontario is facing the largest labour shortage in a generation, particularly in skilled trades. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development in Ontario wants young people across Ontario to know that careers in the skilled trades are meaningful, well-paying and in-demand. We are also joined by Kendra Liinamaa, a young millwright working at a nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario who describes how she overcame her own stigma to pursue her career in skilled trades.

    • 19 min
    De-Bunking the Myths of Working in Mining

    De-Bunking the Myths of Working in Mining

    A career in mining is not what you think it is. Does your perception of mining today reflect the realities on the ground (or underground?) Let’s get into the facts with Ryan Montpellier, Executive Director of the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR). We are also joined by Cara Rockwood, an environmental scientist pursuing a career in mining, who is challenging her peers (and even professors!) to think of mining as an environmental field.

    • 25 min
    How To Talk To Kids About Their Futures

    How To Talk To Kids About Their Futures

    Let’s talk about the most important resource on earth: people. Todd Hirsh, the Modern Economist, helps us understand the current labour shortage in Canada and how we can talk to young people about their futures. We are also joined by Veronica Knott, a young mining engineer who’s found her passion and home in Canada’s mining industry.

    • 18 min
    Coming soon! Season 4: This is Mine Life

    Coming soon! Season 4: This is Mine Life

    A career today in mining is not what you think it is.
    Mine life can be far from home … right at home … or home unto itself. A life of new frontiers. A life of new technologies. A life of taking care of the world around us. A life boldly driving our modern world forward, by delivering the metals and minerals that make everything possible.
    Join us for Season Four of This Is Mining: The Podcast to discover mine life – and at the end of the season, I’ll take you with me on my first ever trip to a mine!

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