Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Theme Session: Leading Through Change
Stephen J. Piercey obtained BSc(Hons) and MSc degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) and a PhD from the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia (Canada). From 2001-2008 he was Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University (where he is still an Adjunct Professor). From 2007-2009 he was a full-time consulting geologist and the principal of SJPGeoConsulting, and since 2009 he has been at Memorial University where he was previously the NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Deposits (2009-2016) and currently holds the rank of Professor. His research, teaching, and consulting interests involve integrated field- and laboratory-based studies focused on the origin and exploration for mineral deposits, and their relationships to the tectonic and magmatic evolution of mountain belts, with particular emphasis on volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) and orogenic Au deposits. He is also interested in science communication and illustrating the importance of mining and minerals to society and their role in an emerging green economy. He has undertaken research and consulting in most provinces and territories in Canada, in numerous countries internationally, and even on the modern seafloor. He is a Professional Geoscientist (PGeo) in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario, and was awarded Fellow of Geoscientists Canada for his contributions to the geoscience profession in Canada.