Lori Kennedy is an Associate Professor of structural geology at the University of British Columbia. She arrived at UBC in 1996, after receiving an M.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
Lori’s research is focussed on mechanisms of deformation and strain localization in the crust. She has worked on diverse structural topics including structural controls and modification of ore deposits, the role of fluids on fault zone evolution, and the role of shear zones on the emplacement of dacite domes. Her research includes both field-based studies and experimental rock deformation.
Lori and her graduate students have most recently completed structural studies of the richly-mineralised porphyry Cu/Au and epithermal Au KSM area in northwest British Columbia, the Gibraltar Cu-Mo deposit, and porphyry deposits in the southern Coast Belt near Taseko Lakes.
Dave Lefebure is a well-known Canadian geoscientist who has worked for geological surveys and mineral exploration companies for over 35 years with considerable expertise in metal, industrial mineral and coal deposits. From 2002 to 2011, he was the Chief Geologist for the province of British Columbia.
Dave led the creation of the British Columbia Mineral Deposit Profiles while working with talented economic geologists from the British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) and other global experts. The Profiles built on the United States Geological Survey's standardized collection of mineral deposit models to provide a complete, industry-oriented classification of Cordilleran ore deposits.
During his career with the BCGS Dave was involved in supporting and improving the award winning MapPlace website, the first fully interactive government geoscience database online. He also was a key economic geologist involved in the metal and industrial mineral assessment of British Columbia in the 1990s, a global first for an entire jurisdiction.
Dave Lefebure has worked in the field in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec and visited key mining districts across Canada and parts of the United States. He holds two advanced degrees in geology, a M.Sc. from Queen’s University and a Ph.D. from Carleton University. Since 1997, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria.
Mike Zang is a geophysicist with global experience in multiple commodities and a high level of knowledge in the exploration of desert, arid, arctic, boreal and rain forest terrains. During the period 1995 to 2003 he filled the role of Chief Geophysicist, first for Sopemi (De Beers) in South America, then Hudson Bay Exploration and Development in Manitoba, and finally Anglo American Exploration in North America and Europe. Before that time he served for six years as a Divisional Geophysicist for the Anglo American Corporation in Africa, followed by three years serving Normandy Poseidon Ltd in Australia.
Since 2003 Mike has worked primarily as a consulting geophysicist, with a four-year period serving as VP (Exploration) for Exploration Syndicate Inc., during which time he was involved in the early stages of proving the value of the ZTEM system as a powerful tool for porphyry exploration.
Mike has a particular interest in and aptitude for the integration of geology and geophysics. He graduated with a BSC (Hons) in Earth and Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto in 1981.