Allyship and Bystander Intervention Strategies
Thursday, April 8, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm MDT (UTC-6)
This and all other free webinars are available at the SEG YouTube Channel.
SEG welcomes Susan Lomas, founder of Me Too Mining Association, for a virtual presentation regarding inappropriate workplace behaviors. Susan will present tools and strategies on allyship and bystander intervention so everyone can intervene safely when inappropriate behaviors happen to them or in their presence. It is up to all members of SEG to prepare their own personal toolbox of phrases and actions to positively contribute towards safe, inclusive, and respectful workplaces and Society events. This event is hosted by the SEG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Early Career Professionals Committees as part of the Society's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Susan is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience as a consultant in exploration and mining. She has worked as an underground geologist and surface explorationist and now focusses on geological modelling, resource estimation, due diligence reviews and NI 43-101 reporting. Her career has included working at remote sites all over the world, with junior exploration firms to operating mines, large consulting firms, and ultimately the company she founded in 2006, Lions Gate Geological Consulting Inc. (LGGC). In 2018, Susan founded the Me Too Mining Association (MTMA, www.metoomining.com) to start the conversation about sexual violence, sexual harassment, racism, bullying, intimidation and discrimination in the mining and mineral exploration industries and mining-impacted communities. MTMA designed a mining focussed bystander intervention program, DIGGER, to provide guidance on actions to address inappropriate workplace behaviors with considerations for safety. Susan was honored in 2018 to be included in the Women in Mining (UK) 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.
Mireille (SEG Member) is a registered geologist with 10 years of experience in grassroots to brownfields exploration campaigns in the Americas, exploring precious and base metals. She is currently using her varied field experience to manage teams of geoscientists and data scientists, helping them create unique data solutions to aid in exploration targeting at the grassroots to mine scales. Mireille volunteers for the Early Career Professionals and SEG100 conference organizing committees of the SEG and for the Canadian Ski Patrol. She holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from UQAM and an M.Sc. degree from INRS in partnership with the Geological Survey of Canada.