Senior Manager Community Relations, Yamana Gold Inc.
Linda A. Murphy obtained her B.Sc (hons) in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba in 2006. Her postsecondary education was supported by Hollow Water First Nation, located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. She began work in 2006 as a field mapping geologist for the Province of Manitoba. In 2010, Linda developed the role of Community Liaison Geologist and through the creation of community liaison programs, shared geological and cultural information with First Nation communities located in Manitoba. From 2014-2017 Linda added Indigenous Policy to her work portfolio.
Linda transitioned to the mineral exploration and mining industry in 2017 and is currently the Senior Manager Community Relations, Exploration Team, for Yamana Gold Inc. Most of her work is located in Manitoba, however, she divides her time between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Campbell River, BC.
Linda attained her P.Geo with EGM (Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba) in 2015. She contributed to several EGM committees, before being appointed to a one-year term on the EGM Council in 2019, and is now on her second term. She is a member of the Manitoba Liaison Committee on Mining and Exploration (MLCME), this is a committee made up of Industry representatives that provide recommendations to the Manitoba government regarding the challenges facing the exploration and mining sector.
The development of meaningful relationships with Indigenous People combines the science of geology and her personal identity as a First Nation woman. She is focused on a collaborative engagement model that embraces the strengths within diverse knowledge sets.