Invited Plenary & Keynotes

COM 2017-Plenary

Subject: What/Who is preventing you from Innovating (and other excuses)?


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Nathan Stubina
Managing Director, McEwen Mining

Keynote Speakers

Advanced Measuring Techniques and Technologies in Mineral Processing 

Keynote topic: High electrolyte concentration process water in mineral processing

Janusz Laskowski

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Janusz Laskowski
Professor emeritus
University of British Columbia, N.B.Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering

Advances in Materials Manufacturing III:

Keynote topic: Advanced Microalloyed Steels for Sustainable Pipelines 


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Hani Henein, PEng, PhD, FCIM, FCAE, FASM
Professor at the Department of Chemicals & Materials Engineering
University of Alberta, AB

Corrosion and Environmental degradation of materials

Keynote Topic: Overview of Fundamental and Practical Aspects of Pipeline Corrosion


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Dr. Frank Cheng
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary, AB

Keynote topic: Stress-Corrosion Cracking: History, Science and Engineering


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Sergei A. Shipilov, PhD, FASM FCIM, FNACE
Senior R&D Staff Member, Materials Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Enabling Innovation Symposium:

Keynote topic: How Can Canada Excel in Materials Innovation? 

Elaine Maine

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Elicia Maine, PhD Professor
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Academic Chair,
Science & Technology Commercialization Beedie
School of Business, Simon Fraser University  


Historical Metallurgy Luncheon

The Fathi Habashi Lecturer, Wednesday, August 30th

John Marsden

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John Marsden
President at Metallurgium
John Marsden will be speaking about Cyanide  


Hydrometallurgy Keynote speaker
Keynote topic: Crystallization and Precipitation in Extractive Metallurgy

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Alison Lewis
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
University of Cape Town  


Pyrometallurgy Keynote Speaker

Keynote topic: The Potential of Polymetallic Sea Nodules to Supply Environmentally and Societally Attractive Metals


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Keith Calder
CEO & Director
Deep Green Resources


Women of Innovation 2017

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World Gold

Keynote: An Innovative Approach to Early-Stage Process Development at NuevaUnión

Simon Hille
Simon Hille, Vice President Metallurgy & Process at Goldcorp Inc

Timothy Watson, Senior Vice President at Teck


Call for Abstracts Deadline
Extended! Until January 31, 2017

Paper Submission Deadline
March 1, 2017

Paper Review Process Begins
February 1, 2017 – April 15, 2017

Final Paper Submission Deadline
May 1, 2017

Author Registration Deadline
May 15, 2017

Student Poster Session Opens
March 1, 2017

Early-bird Registration
June 23, 2017

Student Poster Session Closes
August 1, 2017


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