Greg Gosson obtained his BSc Honours, Geological Sciences from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, and a Ph.D in Geology from University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand. He worked over 35 years in exploration and mine operations in North America, Australasia, SE Asia, and Africa. Gosson worked 5 years as Chief Mining Advisor of the BC Securities Commission starting in the year that NI 43-101 standards were first adopted. For the past 14 years, he has been the technical director of Geology & Compliance with the Wood Group, an international consulting engineering firm, assisting clients with mineral project evaluation and mine development plans. While at Wood, Gosson merged his knowledge of mining project evaluation with Securities Regulations of mining disclosure standards, providing advice to clients, and participating in mining industry committees advising Securities Regulators on mining disclosure standards and CIM Committees writing and updating mining standard definitions, and best practices for the mining industry.
Dr. Peter Calder
Born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Dr. Peter N. Calder served five years in the Canadian Armed Forces prior to entering St. Francis Xavier University in 1958. In 1963 he graduated from NSTC (now Dalhousie University) with a degree in mining engineering, and joined the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City, becoming mine superintendent two years later.
Dr. Calder attended McGill University after being awarded a Canadian Mineral Industry Foundation scholarship and received a post-graduate diploma prior to attending Queen’s University where he received an M.Sc. and PhD degrees in mining engineering. He joined the faculty of the Queen’s Mining Engineering Department in 1970 and was head of that department from 1980 to 1990. Upon retiring as a regular faculty member in 1997, he was honoured by being designated as a Queen’s Emeritus Professor. At the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile from 1997 to 2001, he served as the first Canadian Mining Chair, and full professor within the Faculty of Engineering’s Mining Department.