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November 26, 2015 | WIM/WIN Saskatchewan Lunch & Learn Event: Understanding the Gap - Gender Diversity in the Canadian Mining Sector
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Courtnay Hughes, MASc., Manager HR Research, MiHR Council
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) has just completed a three year study on the barriers and challenges faced by women in the Canadian mining sector. This presentation will provide an overview of the current labour market demographics and trends within the national and regional mining sector and a preview of the findings of the gender diversity study. We will discuss how things have changed since ‘Ramp-up – A Study on the Status of Women in Canada’s Mining and Exploration Sector’ (WIM and MiHR’s study on the status of women in the Canadian sector) and review industry actions that are addressing the gendered barriers that remain, including, MiHR’s new ‘Addressing Systemic Barriers for Gender Equity in Mining’ project.
As Manager, HR Research, Courtnay leads national research initiatives on the human resource challenges facing the mining sector. Her research work has focused on gender diversity and inclusion, workplace culture, education and industry partnerships, and strategic workforce planning. Courtnay holds a Masters of Applied Science from the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Courtnay is an active advisor on a number of mining industry committees and projects focused on increasing diversity and building HR capacity, and is a national expert on gender diversity in mining.
Facilities for this event have kindly been provided by March Consulting Associates Inc.