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UBC Department of Mining Alumni Dinner

Join UBC Mining students, faculty, and alumni on Saturday, January 27, 2018, for the 22nd Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner. Mix and mingle with friends old and new from the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering with keynote speaker Alf Hills (BASc '77). 

Mr. Hills is a graduate of University of British Columbia in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering and has over 35 years of international mine evaluation, development and operating experience. He is a Professional Engineer with over 40 years of evaluating, developing, constructing, general management and board experience. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Hills was the CEO and President of Kobex Minerals Inc. and a predecessor company, International Barytex Resources Ltd. Prior to then, he spent 26 years with the Placer Dome Group of Companies. He served a number of positions including Vice President Evaluations, Mine General Manager at the Kidston Mine and various positions at Placer Dome's Papua New Guinea operations. He spent five years at the Misima Mine in Papua New Guinea during construction, commissioning, start-up and operations. He also participated in the development of the Porgera Mine. His involvement with acquisitions for Placer Dome including the North Mara Mine in Tanzania and AurionGold Ltd. in Australia.

Mr. Hills also participated in developing the CIM Best Practice guidelines for Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation and was a corporate member of the SME Resources and Reserve Committee. Mr. Hills was also a member of the Canadian Security Administrators ("CSA") Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee ("MTAMC") which advised the CSA on mining-related regulatory issues.

Event Details:

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Reception: 6:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm

Dress: Cocktail

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Park Ballroom
791 W Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC


For more information, please email Malcolm MacLachlan at

Date: Jan 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Park Ballrooom 791 W Georgia St. Vancouver, BC