History

The idea for Next Gen Geo came out of the frustration of a few young geoscientists who had the misfortune of graduating in the bottom of the commodity cycle. Jobs were scarce but our group didn’t want to give up on the dream of a career in the natural resource sector. One of the really great things about our industry are the stories you hear. Many of our group would be individually meeting various industry gems and hearing their stories over a coffee… then we had the idea of having a seminar where our whole group could hear the story over a beer! Needless to say, it was a popular idea and Next Gen Geo was born.

Our Team

Co-founder & Managing Director

Jamal is a problem solver who is passionate about mining and mineral exploration. He did his BSc at the University of Waterloo in Science and Business (Earth Science Specialization) and his MSc at the State University of New York in Geosciences (Volcanology). He is interested in innovation and is excited about the future of the industry.

Program Manager – Work-able Workshops

Lisa is a GIT with a PhD from the University of Western Ontario in Geology and Planetary Science. Her economic experience includes Ni-Cu-PGE Brown fields exploration with Vale in the Sudbury Basin and she is currently working as a Field Geologist with First Cobalt Corp. in Silver Center, Ontario. She understands the challenges that new graduates face and is always happy to share her experiences and help others in the field.

Program Manager – Work-able Workshops

“Giving with passion, integrity and compassion to make a difference”

Hiba has a MSc in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, and has previously worked at the PDAC (Coordinator, Membership and Reception) and Mining Matters (Coordinator for the Indigenous Education and Outreach Program). She is currently working with ATAC and Barrick managing logistics for 3 exploration programs, while core logging and doing field geology in the Yukon. Hiba is inquisitive about geosciences and loves working with people to make a positive future for the geoscience industry.

Program Manager – Core Crawl

Co-Program Manager – Mineral Exploration Group

Co-Founder

Tomas has traveled around the world to pursue his geological dreams, from Norway to Australia, and now Canada. He did his BSc at Curtin University in Applied Geology and he is deeply interested in Cu and Ni deposits. The Next Gen Geo Mineral Exploration Training workshops are something he looks forward to every week and he loves getting out into the bush for field work.

Co-Program Manager – Mineral Exploration Group

Co-Program Manager – Mineral Exploration Group

Co-Founder

Shuda is a super organized and hard-working Geologist-in-Training. He completed his BSc at the China University of Geosciences in Geology and his MSc at the University of Windsor in Geochemistry. He’s very interested in the application of Machine Learning to improve exploration workflows.

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