Founding director [Goodman School of Mines] appointed – by Star Staff (Sudbury Star – January 17, 2013)

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A veteran mining executive has been appointed founding executive director of Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines.

Bruce C . Jago — most recently the president, CEO and director of Miocene Minerals Ltd. of Vancouver — was introduces as the new ED at a press conference Wednesday.

“We couldn’t be more pleased Bruce Jago will be bringing his vision to the Goodman School,” Laurentian president Dominic Giroux said in a release. “His experience in the field, in Canada and abroad, his work with First Nations, his deep roots in mining and his belief in the industry all make him an ideal choice for this important founding position.”

Jago is a professional geologist and experienced mining executive who has worked with such companies as Wallbridge Mining (vice-president, exploration), Inco Limited (applied mineralogist, exploration manager), Temex Resources (project manager, diamonds) and Harry Winston Inc. (project geologist).

” The world’s mineral resources must be developed efficiently, sustainably and equitably, so all stakeholders receive maximum benefit,” Jago said. “There is no better place in the world for this multi-disciplinary approach to mining education, and I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead this exciting venture.”

Also Wednesday, Franco- Nevada president and CEO David Harquail announced a $500,000 donation to fund the executive director’s position with Laurentian’s Goodman School of Mines.

“We believe mining education is the pivotal factor in the future success of our industry,” Harquail said. “We are confident Sudbury, Laurentian University and the Goodman School of Mines, under the direction of Bruce Jago, will provide a world-class training ground for the coming generations of mining professionals.”

Jago will work with the Goodman School’s Global Advisory Council, industry and academic departments at Laurentian to:

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