Featured Geologist in the Classroom John Thompson
John Thompson teams up with MineralsEd during the school year to visit classrooms around the Lower Mainland to present on rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, green energy, innovation and mineral exploration. Classes that are learning about Earth Science, mineral resources, sustainability, environmental sciences, exploration and mining, or careers in the minerals industry get first hand knowledge from a true industry rockstar. Experienced, interesting and engaging, John enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for these subjects. Availability is subject to John's work schedule.
Since 2012, John has partnered in a consulting business based in Vancouver, BC, focused on exploration, mining and sustainability. From 2013-2018 he was also the Wold Professor of Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability at Cornell University. John has over 35 years working in the mining industry and related research, and has held diverse leadership roles in many organizations - Teck Resources, Genome BC, the World Economic Forum, Resources for Future Generations 2018, Society of Economic Geologists, Geoscience BC, Canada Mining Innovation Council, and MDRU-UBC. He is a director and advisory board member for several exploration, technology, and venture capital companies, and not-for-profit organizations focused on resources and sustainability.