Wednesday Program

Program for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Below is the preliminary program for Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Speakers and session times may be subject to change. Wednesday features conference opening, keynote speakers, industry leaders panel, and trade show. Keynote speakers include Darby Allen, Diamonds in the Rough mine rescue team, Ontario Mine Rescue, Mannas Fourie.

As the premiere mining health and safety event in Canada, the conference will be live-streamed via webcast, and made available for viewing around the globe. Register for video live stream.

7:00 - 8:00  

8:00 - 8:15
Conference Opening
Angele Poitras, Master of Ceremonies
Community Engagement Specialist, Workplace Safety North

8:15 - 8:30
Paul Andre
President and Chief Executive Officer, Workplace Safety North

8:30 - 9:30
It takes a team: Developing unity in crisis
Darby Allen, Motivational and Crisis Leadership Speaker
Former Fire Chief of Fort McMurray

9:30 - 10:00
Health Break

10:00 - 11:00
Diamonds in the Rough 
First all-women mine rescue team

11:00 - 12:00
Industry Panel: 'Mine rescue as a development tool for leadership'
Dr. Jeffery Kravitz
Mannas Fourie, Mines Rescue Services South Africa
Simone Hensher, Glencore
Dave Bernier, Tahoe Canada

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00
Ontario Mine Rescue celebrates 90-year anniversary
Ted Hanley 
Vice President, Ontario Mine Rescue

Shawn Rideout
Chief Mine Rescue Officer, Ontario Mine Rescue

2:00 - 3:00
Progressive mine rescue response in South Africa   
Mannas Fourie
Chief Executive Officer, Mines Rescue Services South Africa 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Information Exchange Trade Show