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DST Heads Up North for the Nunavut Mining Symposium

17 th Apr 2018

Iqaluit, Nunavut is a central hub for the northern territories in Canada. Each spring this small but vibrant northern city fills up with visitors flocking to the Nunavut Mining Symposium (NMS).  And, for the first time, DST was very pleased to attend the 2018 symposium.

NMS is a large, well-established mining conference attracting people from across the country.  Coming together to explore and discuss areas of interest related to mining in Canada’s north such as responsible environmental practices, exploration and relevant regulations, and gender diversity in mining, the purpose of the symposium is to draw people together to create opportunities in Nunavut.

DST came to the NMS as newcomers, first time attendees that were a ‘green behind the ears’ but eager to develop our understanding of what logistically goes into working in Nunavut.  In the end, our delegates left with far more than the heavy banner bags they brought up and the (many) local treasures they packed out in their suitcases.  With an appreciation for the beauty and culture of Nunavut, new contacts and friendships, concrete plans for how we will continue to foster relationships in this unique part of the country, our delegates, most importantly, came back with reservations at the Frobisher Hotel for the 2019 NMS.

Chris Perusse (Project Manager, Thunder Bay) and Sam Voore (Regional Manager, Ottawa) flew up to Iqaluit from April 9 to 12, 2018 for the symposium. This year’s conference theme was Spreading the Resources.

Chris and Sam worked the DST booth as part of the TMAC sponsored Tradeshow at the NMS.  For two days, they connected and networked with delegates and the public. On Wednesday evening a wonderful gala bringing all event attendees together was held.  With great food and entertainment, including Inuk 2018 Juno awards performer and throat-singer Riit (Rita Claire Mike-Murphy), and honourary guests like the first Premier of Nunavut, it was an evening DST delegates will never forget.

The DST team is booked and looking forward to attending next year’s Nunavut Mining Symposium!

Sam Voore, first Premier of Nunavut Paul Okalik, Chris Perusse

Sam Voore, Inuk singer Riit, Chris Perusse

Chris hanging out with Clearview GeoPhysics Joe Mihelcic

Sam Voore and Chris Perusse at the DST tradeshow booth.

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