Dr. Bill Mercer Vice President
Exploration, Avalon Advanced Materials
Hosted by the Dalhousie University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The event is free and food and beverages will be provided.
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About Dr. Bill Mercer:
Bill Mercer is a geologist with over 40 years of industry experience. He has worked in 30 countries for a wide variety of commodities and is VP, Exploration, Avalon Advanced Materials.
Bill is a past President of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences and of the PDAC. Bill has a strong belief in the need for the exploration industry to improve its health and safety performance especially with respect to serious and fatal accidents. For this reason, he started, and continues to chair, the PDAC Health and Safety Committee since 2005.
In 2009, he received the David Barr Award from the Association for Mineral Exploration in British Columbia for excellence in leadership and innovation in mineral exploration health and safety. As part of the Thor Lake team, he shared in receiving the PDAC Environmental and Social Responsibility Award. In 2015, he was the recipient of the “Award for Environmental Excellence” of the NWT and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists in recognition of his environmental efforts relating to renewable energy use at Avalon’s Nechalacho rare earth project in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Dr. Mercer was selected in 2013 to be recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the Canadian mining industry.