About the Author
Robert Stevens is a professional geologist who is well known for his involvement in the mineral exploration community in Vancouver and for delivering dynamic and enlightening courses on the mineral exploration and mining industry to various industry participants and stakeholders. Dr. Stevens is the Associate Dean of Natural Resources at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), prior to which he was a faculty member and head of the Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology department at BCIT for 10 years. He received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Alberta with a focus on structural geology and tectonics, and an Honours B.Sc. in geology from the University of Waterloo. He has worked across Canada for a number of exploration companies and for provincial and federal geological surveys.
Dr. Stevens has been a director of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC since 2001 and was the Chairman from 2008-2010. In 2005, while on sabbatical from BCIT, he was the Executive Director of Geoscience BC. In 2011, Dr. Stevens was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia’s premier award for professional geoscience, the C.J. Westerman Memorial Award, for his significant contribution to professional geoscience. In 2013 he received the Gold Pan Award from the Association for Mineral Exploration BC for exceptional meritorious service to the mineral exploration community. He is passionate about the mineral exploration and mining industry and enjoys the mix of science, engineering, business, discovery and entrepreneurialism that are integral to the industry.