About Rob Stevens

Dr. Rob Stevens is an engaging and dynamic trainer, facilitator, and project director for the mining industry who guides people and organizations toward tangible and successful outcomes. He is an outstanding communicator and educator who is adept at combining technical expertise with training, team facilitation and project management to ensure projects excel.

Rob is also an accomplished mining policy advisor. He uses his experience with mining codes, mine closure, reclamation, environmental management, land use and mineral tenure to help governments, associations and industry develop sound policies and programs.



  • Professional Geologist
  • Training for Industry, Government, Investors and Communities (virtual or in-person)
  • Team Facilitation
  • Project Direction and Management
  • Mining Policy Development and Review
  • International Development
  • Mining Life Cycle, Mine Closure, Reclamation, Community Engagement, Environmental Assessment, Mining Education

Work Experience

CurrentPresident – Pakawau Geomanagement Inc. (since 1998)
2018 – 2020Vice President Regulatory and Technical Policy – Association for Mineral Exploration
2016 – 2018Director of Partnerships and Learning – UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute
2010 – 2016Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Engineering – British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
2000 – 2010Professor and Program Head, Department of Mining and Mineral Exploration – BCIT
1995 – 2014Project Geologist (mineral exploration) – various companies and organizations

Interview with Bill Powers of Mining Stock Education.com on May 1, 2019

‘Fact Digging’  – a series of short videos on interesting aspects of the mining industry that Rob did in 2012 as part of a TV series called ‘Mining Your Future’

Video profile of Rob Stevens in recognition of receiving the 2013 C.J. Westerman Award from Engineers and Geoscientists BC.


Thank you for the guidance and wisdom towards the development of the PNG Mine Closure Guideline. This project is undoubtedly vital for the government of Papua New Guinea

Andrew Gunua - Chief Mining Warden, Papua New Guinea, 2018

Your extensive experience in the mining industry was an asset to the Code Review Committee and I really appreciate the information and advice that you provided. You were a voice of both passion and reason on the Committee.

Al Hoffman - P.Eng. Chair, BC Code Review Committee, 2020

I loved your course. I got so much out it. I learned a lot and now I have a great book to reference. I'm an accountant, surrounded by geologists and after your course I feel like I can understand so much more of what they're saying!

CFO for an Exploration company, 2014

Thank you for your experience and conviction in working with us – especially your passion which is essential to the success of any project.

Carolina del Valle - Director of Mining Sustainability, Government of Argentina, 2018