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Numbers show mining still king in Sudbury

Posted Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Sudbury is still very much a mining town, even if the definition of one has changed. “It’s a primary structural element of this community,” said Dick DeStefano, executive director for the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Centre. “It’s a wealth creator.” He’s not surprised by the numbers in a recent report by the Ontario […]

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Women in Mining in Canada Changing the Mining Industry

Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Dick DeStefano, Executive Director SAMSSA One of most current issues in the mining community is the growing population of professional women who are actively participating in the mining work force globally. I recently wrote an article entitled, “What Would We Do Without Women in Mining?” describing an organization recently reconstructed and reorganized into an association […]

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BRAZIL’S VISION: BUILD HUMAN CAPACITY IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Funded primarily by the Brazilian Government, the SwB scholarship program was launched in July 2011. The program to send 101,000 Brazilian students to study internationally in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by 2015. The Government of Brazil is funding 75,000 scholarships and a further 26,000 are being funded by the private sector.

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