Conference Program

Program for April 27, 2022

9:00-9:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15-10:30 am
Opening Keynote: Moving Forward Post-Pandemic
Dr. Linda Duxbury, PhD
Chancellor's Professor, Sprott School of Business
Back by popular demand, Dr. Linda Duxbury is Canada’s most accomplished researcher, writer, and speaker on employee well-being and mental health as well as work–life balance. Dr. Duxbury has written several papers, articles, and books, and is the co-author of a series of Health Canada reports about work-life balance within the country. Recently, Dr. Duxbury has been examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employees and companies, with a particular focus on mental health and well-being, and how companies can address this moving forward.
10:30-11:00 am
Trade Show and Health Break
11:00 am-12:00 pm
2021 Totten Mine Evacuation
Danny Taillefer, Ontario Mine Rescue
Ontario Mine Rescue Officer Danny Taillefer talks about getting it right when it matters most.  In September 2021 Vale’s Totten Mine experienced an unplanned event in the main shaft travelway that prevented access into and exit from the mine workings. Over the course of three days Vale and Ontario Mine Rescue conducted an operation sending mine rescue volunteers into the mine to set-up and execute a safe evacuation of the mine via the secondary egress ladderways. This presentation will review the events, challenges, and solutions as experienced by those working underground to ensure all mine workers returned home safely to their families. 
12:00-1:15 pm
Trade Show and Lunch Break
1:15-2:30 pm
Below the Surface
A workplace mental health panel exploring mines and minds.
2:30 pm
Conference Closing


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