2017 WIM/WiN-SK Geological Society Open House Networking Event
November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Please join WIM/Win-SK for our networking event held each year during the Saskatchewan Geological Society Open House Icebreaker! Networking will start at 6:00pm and our speaker will begin at 6:30pm.
We welcome keynote speaker Louis Fourie, P.Geo., Pri.Sci.Nat., Owner & Principal of Terra Modelling Services Inc., who will be presenting the the theme Going it Alone: Launching and Surviving Your Own Consulting Business:
The economic conditions in Mining and Exploration has not been rosy for several years. While we are probably off the lows of late 2015, there is not a boom going on. More pertinently, scores of geologists, engineers, metallurgists and others have found themselves standing on the sidewalk, pink slip in hand, with few to no opportunities for employment. I found myself exactly there, and therefore made the less-obvious choice: Make my own work. I will share my experiences, lessons learned, and other observations, for those that are considering this daunting option.
Louis Fourie started his professional life as a petrologist for De Beers in 1997. A graduate of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, he has been a resident of Saskatchewan since 2007. In the last decade he has moved on to a multiplicity of mostly industrial commodities, ranging from potash to phosphate, boron and lithium. Since 2014 he has been running his own consultancy, Terra Modelling Services Inc., concentrating on geological modelling, Resource Estimation and Exploration Management. In this time he has been fortunate to be involved in projects both in Saskatchewan and NWT, as well as Spain, Peru, United States, Brazil and elsewhere. He holds Professional Designations in Saskatchewan and South Africa. He is a single father of 3 kids, and most importantly, a wonderful puppy.