WIM/WiN SK’s Mining Week Networking Event

20160601-Mining Week Networking Event

Topic: The Barriers and Challenges Faced by Women in the Canadian Mining Sector

When: June 1st , 2016 5:00 – 8:30 PM

Location: Saskatoon Club 417 21st St E Saskatoon


Courtnay Hughes, MASc. Manager, Human Resources Research Women make up nearly half of the Canadian labour force but are underrepresented at only 17% of the Canadian mining workforce. The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) has recently 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 review of the key findings from the study on gender diversity. 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. 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.

Please RSVP by May 30th at: click this link to RSVP  Capacity is limited. If event is full, a waiting list will be started.

Hors d’oeuvres provided. Join us for networking, socializing, and learning something new!

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