8th Annual Rocks & Stocks 2021


 CIM's Management and Economics Society and Toronto Branch presents:


8th Annual Annual Rocks & Stocks Professional Development Series Live Online

Thursday, November 4th, 2021



About this event


8:30 AM - Welcome (Kurt Breede and Nigel Fung, Co-Chairs)

8:35 AM - Opening Remarks (Pierre Julien, CIM President)

Session 1 Strategic Minerals - Creating Opportunities (Session Chair: Jessie Liu-Ernsting)

8:45 AM - Ontario View of Critical Minerals (Clara Lauziere, Manager - Critical Minerals Strategy Unit at Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines)

9:15 AM - US Critical Minerals Policy and Implication on Canada (Robert Johnston, Founding Partner, Kanata Impact Fund)

9:45 AM - Networking Breakout Rooms

10:00 AM - Critical Mineral Strategy from First Nation Business owner perspective (Jason Thompson, Superior Strategies Supply and Service and Warrior Supplies)

10:30 AM - Indigenous Community Integration/Involvement in Ontario’s Critical Mineral Strategy (Jason Rasevych, Partner, National Indigenous Client Services Lead, Deloitte)

11:00 AM - Open Floor Panel Discussion

11:30 AM - Lunch and Networking Breakout Rooms

12:00 PM - Keynote Address (Janice Zinck, Director of Critical Minerals and Strategic Resources, Natural Resources Canada)

Session 2 Strategic Minerals - Facing the Challenges (Session Chair: Nigel Fung)

1:00 PM - Overview of Critical Minerals and the Challenges in Meeting Demand (Chris Berry, Founder and President, House Mountain Partners)

1:30 PM - Perspectives on the nickel market as it relates to Canada's Critical Mineral Strategy (Mark Selby, CEO, Canada Nickel Co.)

2:00 PM -Networking Breakout Rooms

2:15 PM - Assessing Exploration Potential of Critical Minerals Properties using AI and Machine Learning (Aaron McMahon)

2:45 PM - Open Floor Panel Discussion:

3:15 PM - Questions and Closing


***************************Early Bird Discount !!!*************************

Buy your ticket by October 29th and save :

- $49 Early Bird for CIM MES and CIM Toronto Branch Members (available until Friday, October 29th)

- $79 Early Bird for non-members (available until Friday, October 29th)

- $99 regular price for members and non-members (after October 29th)

- FREE for students




Sponsorship opportunities please email Kurt Breede (KurtBreede@gmail.com)


MES & CIM Toronto Branch Professional Development Series


Cancellations are not permitted within 72 hours of the event.