WIMnet Tasmania – Recent Events Update
Read the recent events updates from WIMnet Tasmania.
Meet the PhD & Student Vacation Work Talks – 2019
A WIMnet affiliated event was held at the University of Tasmania on 10 April, 2019. This event was held in conjunction with the UTAS Student Geology Society and the UTAS SEG committee.
The evening began with two UTAS geology undergraduate students giving presentations about their vacation work experiences over the previous summer – 2018/2019 period. Cameron Foster gave a talk about his time at Dacian Gold located near Laverton, WA, and Brendon King gave a presentation about this time with Santos in Queensland. The aim of this was to let other undergraduate students meet new people and understand what opportunities are offer to them.
Following this, three PhD students gave short and simplified presentations on what their research was designed to achieve. The presentations where given by Joseph Knight, Thomas Schaap and Tristan Wells. The aim of this was so students and fellow peers could learn a bit more about the specific details of their projects without the complicated terminology that might come with it in a usual situation; these presentations were specifically targeted at first and second years to encourage them to come along and meet their demonstrators and get to know them better.
Overall, all presentations were excellent with each presenter putting in a lot of effort. Approximately 35 people were present for the presentations. After the presentations were finished there was a period allowed for socialising and networking prior to an optional pub-based event, also run by the UTAS Student Geology Society.
Overall, the evening ran very smoothly. Well done to all who came together to ensure this evening happened and ran smoothly.
Report written by Johanna van Balen
Women in Mining Tasmania Panel Event – Queenstown
Over 30 people from across all areas of the mining industry gathered in Queenstown in June at the Q – Bank Gallery to chat all things diversity in mining and the importance of mentors in the workplace over drinks and canapes.
A fantastic panel including Diana Felipe from MMG, Angela Lorrigan from Diversified Minerals, Helen Jones from Grange Resources and Amanda Homann from Grange Resources shared some great stories and insights, highlighting how far the industry has come in this space and the work we can all do to reach equality across the industry.
It was a relaxed evening, with guests from mining operations all over the west coast of Tasmania joining us to discuss important topics that effect all of us, no matter who we are or what industry we work in.
The Tasmanian Women in Mining Network look forward to hosting more events across the west coast, the heart of mining in Tasmania.