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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | Posted in Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Date: 4/1/2009 Time: 3:00:00 PM

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We encourage you to participate in the Town Hall by posing questions and submitting to at any time up to and including during the live webcast. This interactive Town Hall meeting will explore challenges and solutions for the mining and exploration industry in Nunavut.

For further information please contact the coordinators, Brenda Mercer, at (613) 477-2919 or Melanie Abbott at (867) 979-2194.

Friday, March 6, 2009 | Posted in Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Panelist: Paul Quassa

Paul Quassa was born in an igloo, north of the community of Igloolik. He attended a residential school for nine years, both in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut and Churchill, Manitoba. In 1973 he graduated from Algonquin College in Ottawa.

Mr. Quassa was Chief Negotiator from 1989 to 1993 and was the first President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated from its inception on and off until 2001. From 2006 to 2009 he was mayor of Igloolik, and president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities from 2008 to 2009. For the last three years, Mr. Quassa has been Vice-Chairperson of the Nunavut Planning Commission, Vice-Chair of NITC, and was appointed Board Member for the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation by the Government of Nunavut.

Mr. Quassa lives in Igloolik with his wife and six children.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 | Posted in Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Panelist: Mike Vaydik

General Manager, NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines

Mike Vaydik was born and raised in Yellowknife. He attended Notre Dame and Simon Fraser Universities in British Columbia, where he studied political science, history and economics. Summer employment in mining exploration gave him early experience in the vast bush and tundra of the NWT and Nunavut.

Friday, February 13, 2009 | Posted in Business Development, Town Hall Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Rob Huebert

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary and Associate Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies

Rob HuebertRob Huebert is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. He is also the associate director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He is currently a senior research fellow of the Canadian International Council.
Dr. Huebert has also taught at Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Manitoba.


Thursday, February 12, 2009 | Posted in Business Development, Town Hall Meeting

Luncheon Speaker: Patricia M. Mohr

Vice-President, Economics and Commodity Market Specialist, The Scotiabank Group

photo2Patricia Mohr is Vice-President, Economics, at Scotiabank’s Executive Offices in Toronto. Pat is responsible for commodity market research in Scotia Economics and works closely with Scotia Capital’s Corporate and Investment Banking groups — including the Mining team – with ScotiaMocatta and with Global Risk Management. Scotia Capital is among the top three corporate mining banks in North America (No. 1 in Canada) and is a leading provider to the mining industry internationally, with extensive offices throughout China, the Far East and Latin America (Chile, Peru and Mexico). ScotiaMocatta is the world’s top physical trader of precious metals, is a member of the London Gold & Silver Fixes and has recently become a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Posted in Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Facilitator: Victor Tootoo

Tootoo Consulting Corporation

Victor TootooSince receiving his diploma in Business Administration from Algonquin Community College in Brandon, Manitoba, he has worked with Keewatin Tribal Council in Northern Manitoba, the Government of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and the Government of Nunavut (GN).

In September 2005, Victor became the first Inuk in Canada to receive a professional accounting designation through the Certified General Accountants Association of Nunavut/NWT.