NOVEMBER 10, 2023

Hosted by the Yukon Chamber of Mines, held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre this November 19 to 22 in Whitehorse on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Over four (4) days, industry leaders, Yukon Government representatives and First Nations Governments and businesses will meet and share the 2023 seasons updates on projects, business, technology, future opportunities and the successes and challenges that were faced in
the industry. Speakers and Panels at this year’s Geoscience include talks regarding 2023
exploration highlights, regional geology overviews, new geoscience research, Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG), Infrastructure in Yukon, Investing and financing, and First Nation partnerships.

For 51 years, we brought Industry, Government and First Nations together to discuss best practices, share stories and move this critical industry forward. This industry has never been more critical as we strive to move towards a green economy inclusive of all Yukoners, it is only with a collaborative effort that we will reach our goals. Our resources are currently ranked 10th globally in mineral potential, this may be down from last year but our continued commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for our industry is a top priority for the Chamber. Our industry anticipates the balanced approach that the government will take to support lowering greenhouse gas emissions, embark in Land Use Planning and implement New Mining Legislation that will lead our industry into the future.

  • President, Yukon Chamber of Mines Loralee Johnstone

“With the global shift toward green energy, we are seeing an increase in demand for critical minerals. The Yukon’s significant deposits make us well-positioned to support the implementation of Canada’s Critical Minerals Strategy and contribute to the transition towards a cleaner future. To this end, our government remains committed to collaborating with partners, stakeholders, and First Nations governments to promote the territory’s potential in global mining exploration and development in a way that is responsible, sustainable, and focused on achieving the best outcomes for all Yukoners.”

  • Premier and Minister for Economic Development

The Yukon Chamber of Mines is excited to announce the following featured speakers at this year’s
event at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre:

Scott Donaldson, CEO of BMC Minerals
Nicole Uher, Deputy Director of Natural Resources Canada
Joe Mazumdar, Editor, Analyst and Publisher for Exploration Insights
Neil Adshead, Technical Advisor for Commodity Discovery Fund
Jeff Bond, Surficial Geologist, and founder of Mammoth Terrain
Michael Gray, Equity Analyst & Partner, Agentis Capital
Nicole Adshead-Bell, Director of Cupel Advisory Corp.
Nalaine Morin, Vice President, Sustainability, Skeena Resources
Travis Pettigrew, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

“BMC is very pleased to once again be the Patron Sponsor for the Yukon Geoscience Forum. The 51st Geoscience sees our industry facing numerous challenges in an increasingly uncertain world. However, with those challenges comes opportunity for innovation, engagement, and continuous improvement. Geoscience brings us together to celebrate each others successes and to showcase our collective progress in continuing to contribute to building a respectful,sustainable, and progressive Yukon. Mining is an industry for optimists and Geoscience continues to highlight the reasons to be so.”

  • BMC Minerals CEO Scott Donaldson


The 51st Annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Tradeshow will be held from November 19th to
22nd. To register please visit

Brianne Warner
Executive Director
Yukon Chamber of Mines

About Yukon Chamber of Mines:
The Yukon Chamber of Mines represents a dynamic membership and since its creation 80 years ago, and has worked to serve its valued members and advance the interests of all those involved in the Yukon mining industry. Membership has burgeoned over the years from a dozen founding members in 1943 to more than 500 today. This strong and diverse group includes exploration, mining and service and supply companies, contractors and individuals that have a direct or indirect interest in the mining industry. Significant discoveries and newly opened mines and a commitment to responsibility place the Yukon at the forefront of the mining industry. As a trusted voice of mining, the Yukon Chamber of Mines thrives on the government, community, First Nation, and individual partnerships it forges to help facilitate an environment of responsible development – one in which its members can continue to contribute and prosper.