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Katja leads the EduMine division which provides practical solutions to help companies meet their business objectives by developing their key asset – their human capital.

InfoMine Gives Back with We Care Program

Earlier this year, InfoMine started We Care, a program where employees volunteer their time and make an impact together in the community. A core team of 4, including EduMine’s Principal Technical Writer, Beverlee Bishundayal, and Product Manager, Nina Albrecht, coordinate with charities and organizations that rely on volunteers’ help. We Care initiatives include: sorting food and clothing at local foodbanks and crisis centres, cooking food or hosting games at a summer BBQ for a women’s shelter, and helping out at a Christmas party hosted by

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The Right Training Can Reduce the Impact of Mining on Communities

A number of mining companies have experienced costly delays due to community opposition and conflict. A case in point is Newmont Mining Corporation, the world’s 2nd largest gold miner, which is walking away from its $5 billion Conga copper and gold project in Peru after a year of relentless community opposition (see Community opposition forces Newmont to abandon Conga project in Peru, MINING.com, April 2016). A study by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the Sustainable Minerals Institute in Brisbane has determined that

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New Online Course: Strategic Social Management

Even the smallest group of pre-exploration geologists walking through a community can set off gossip and speculation about potential future economic, political, environmental, social and cultural transformations in a community; construction and operations typically lead to significant long-term change. A strategic social management system can help a company think about its relationship with communities, the extent of the risks posed to their construction or operations, and can help a company to assess and manage the social issues, strategies and benefits that are important to the

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What’s New in Environmental and Social Issues in Mining at EduMine Online

It has been a busy season for the courses in our Environmental and Social Issues in Mining application. Over the past few months, we’ve launched two new courses (one in English and one in Spanish) as well as sweeping updates to a popular online course, Establishing a Social License to Operate in Mining. We’re also hard at work on updates to the course Acid Rock Drainage Prediction as well as the development of a new course, Strategic Social Management. Watch for announcements about those courses

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Online Certification for e3Plus: Guidelines for Exploration

The PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) developed e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration in order to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental and health and safety performances and to comprehensively integrate these three aspects into their exploration programs…

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Register Now For Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution in the Resources Sector

The extractive industry has the potential to significantly transform environments, communities and economies. At times, such transformation may manifest in conflicts or disputes between a resource developer and local communities, or even complete breakdown of the company’s social licence to operate—with associated costs for the company, local communities, and the broader public. The upcoming webcast Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution in the Resources Sector focuses on the causes and costs of conflict in the resource industry, and the processes and mechanisms companies and communities can

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New Portuguese Online Course – A Imagem da Mineração

We’ve just launched our latest Portuguese online course, A Imagem da Mineração! This course is a translation of The Evolving Image of Mining, by Dr. Marcello Veiga and Dr. Stephen A. Roberts. This is a course for managers, professionals, students and concerned stakeholders in mining who require a better understanding of the impacts of mining on the environment and communities.The course discusses the underlying causes which have shaped the public’s evolving perception of the mining industry and presents ways in which mining companies can overcome

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Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution in the Resources Sector

The extractive industry has the potential to significantly transform environments, communities and economies. At times, such transformation may manifest in conflicts or disputes between a resource developer and local communities, or even complete breakdown of the company’s social licence to operate—with associated costs for the company, local communities, and the broader public. EduMine is pleased to announce an upcoming 3-session webcast, Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution in the Resources Sector, which will focus on the causes and costs of conflict in the resource industry, and

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New Online Course: Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining

Sound decision-making is essential for success in business, and a sound grasp of ethics is vital to sound business decision-making. Michael Gannon’s new online course, Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining, covers ethics as it applies to decision making in the mineral exploration and mining industries. Learners who complete the course will be equipped to critically assess decisions in terms of their ethical components and to extract practical ethical lessons from real-life cases. To learn more or to register for certification, have a look at

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New Spanish Translation: e3Plus: Responsabilidad social en exploración

EduMine is pleased to announce the launch of e3Plus: Responsabilidad social en exploración, a Spanish translation of PDAC’s online course, e3Plus – Social Responsibility in Exploration. This course will enable Spanish learners to appreciate the social risks that apply to mineral exploration projects and to understand the principles of governance, due diligence, community engagement, community development, ethical conduct, responsibilities and human rights in the context of mineral exploration projects. The goal of the course, and the other courses in the e3Plus series, is to help

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