George Simandl

Critical Metals and Industrial Minerals, BC Geological Survey
Speaking at: Commodities and Financial Markets

George has held exploration and applied research positions with Iron Ore of Canada, Atomic Energy of Canada, Canada Talc Industries, and as an independent geological consultant. In 1990, he joined the British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) where he specializes in Critical Materials (including those used in manufacturing of batteries, magnets and photovoltaic devices).

George has been active in several professional organizations, such as the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Society of Economic Geologists. He is credited with more than 200 technical, market-oriented, and scientific papers in the fields of Critical Materials and Industrial Minerals.

In addition to his work at BCGS, from 2010 to 2020, George was a Science Leader of the Specialty Metals component of the Targeted Geoscience Initiatives 4 and 5, a joint effort between Natural Resources Canada and BCGS. George is also an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria where he supervises graduate students in the domains of economic geology, critical material ore deposits, and related exploration methodologies.