March 29, 2023

Host Ryan McEachern speaks with Van Ramsay, Canada Mining and Metals Consulting Leader with Deloitte about the publication of Deloitte’s Tracking the Trends 2023 – The indispensable role of mining and metals. Ryan takes a supplier’s perspective while focusing on three of the top 10 trends including: Collaborative Innovations, Building resilient supply chains, Rethinking external talent pathways. Van is an experienced industry leader and co-author of the report, and is “helping to shape our industry-leading perspectives on the major issues faced by mining companies today”.

March 15, 2023

Theo Yameogo, EY’s Americas metals and mining leader about EY’s top 10 opportunities and risks in mining. Specifically, Ryan and Theo discuss: ESG, License to operate, Cost and productivity, Supply disruptions. It’s another must see episode of The DIG with valuable insights and discoveries.

March 1, 2023

Welcome to episode 63 of The DIG. On this episode, host Ryan McEachern speaks to Peter Hall about economics, including; Inflation vs recession, The Canadian dollar, Global supply chains. Are they broken or on the mend? It’s a fascinating discussion with expert insights from Peter.

November 30, 2022

On this week’s show, host Ryan McEachern welcomes Founder and President of H2Flow – Michael Albanese. Every mining project is unique and comes with its own specific challenges and needs. Including water treatment. It seems simple on the surface, but in reality it’s one of the most important and complex parts of the mining project. One that requires specific solutions. Michael Albanese has over 30 years experience in water treatment. He’s seen it all, and has provided meaningful solutions to mining projects all over the world. Watch, listen, and learn how Michael leads his team through these fluctuating times while addressing and fixing crucial water treatment challenges his clients face.

September 20, 2022

Have you ever heard of CORE? I’m not speaking about drill core and what do they do? Those are very good questions and if you believe in protecting the Canada Brand as a key competitive advantage for your company then stay tuned. To help us understand better about CORE, The Canadian Obudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, I am very pleased to have Sheri Meyerhoffer who on the April 8, 2019 was appointed as the very first Umbudsperson for CORE.

July 12, 2022

It’s a fascinating conversation and Andrea’s insights on what she is seeing as major trends for the mining industry in terms of ESG and Sustainability are must hear-and-see for all mining suppliers. 

June 23, 2022

This is a must watch show as Ryan welcomes special guest Andy Reynolds, President of Inspire Resources. Andy will discuss with Ryan how he is co-leading an innovation challenge called “adaptable and scalable mining”. It’s an insightful and candid conversation fit for any mining services company looking to gain new ground in the mining sector.

June 7, 2022

On episode 58 of The DIG, host Ryan McEachern speaks to Chris McCue, President and CEO of McCue Engineering. Chris will discuss with Ryan McCue Engineering’s brand launch of PanAqua, a smarter, modular way of providing waste water treatment that is scalable to the mining industry.

April 14, 2022

The Federal Budget was released recently, and for the mining sector, there is a lot. This is a budget with a focus on the mining ecosystem and in terms of critical minerals. It addresses every aspect of the value chain from exploration and discovery to the EV automotive assembly plant, and more. Joining Ryan to discuss the budget and what this means for Canada’s mining sector is Brendan Marshall, VP Economic and Northern Affairs for the Mining Association of Canada and Ian London, Executive Director for the Canadian Critical Minerals & Materials Alliance.

March 23, 2022

Ryan speaks to Yannik Gauthier, Commercial Account Director with Export Development Canada. The two discuss solutions for mining suppliers such as how does a company fit into indirect export? And, what if you have that deal that will be a game changer for your company, but the client defaults and doesn’t pay you? EDC has a solution for you so your company isn’t threatened in any way plus other solutions for your financial toolkit.

March 3, 2022

We are pleased to have Andrew Swart, Global Sector Leader, Mining & Metals at Deloitte, returning to our show to discuss the recent publication from Deloitte – It’ Annual Tracking the Trends. Every year Deloitte’s Global Mining Team publishes the top 10 trends they believe mining companies should focus on to not only remain profitable but to be sustainable or as they state ‘to leave a positive social impact as their legacy’.

February 16, 2022

Export Development Canada or more commonly known as EDC are well known to many in our world as an export credit agency but they offer a lot more to help you grow your export market than just export credit insurance. And one of those other valuable solutions is what we will look into in this episode..

February 2, 2022

Progesys is a global expert in project management and the successful transitioning of capital projects to operations. Recently they acquired project management firm Acttio in Brazil. This strategic transaction provides Progesys a physical presence in the region to serve the South American market..

December 10, 2021

What better way for MSTA CANADA to celebrate an important milestone of reaching Episode 50 for The DIG then to have host Ryan McEachern speaking with returning guest Peter Hall, Chief Economist from Export Development Canada (EDC).

November 11, 2021

This week, host Ryan McEachern speaks with returning guest Shahram Tafazoli, Founder & CEO of Motion Metrics. The company recently announced that it will be acquired by Engineering giant Weir Group headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland At first glance, it looks like another great Canadian company being..

October 27, 2021

As an industry in Canada that is the largest heavy industrial employer of indigenous peoples and will probably continue to grow as we explore and develop mineral resources, I feel that I am not fully educated and probably naïve regarding this topic and my hope is that through this conversation maybe you as..

October 13, 2021

With the push for companies to lower their carbon footprint, an easy target is your source of power generation. What if you could swap out your existing diesel generators with a modular system that can significantly reduce your diesel consumption? A system that easily transitions to another clean energy..

September 30, 2021

On Episode 46 of The DIG – Joining Ryan is returning guest Todd Burns, President and founder of Cypher Environmental. Ryan and Todd discuss Cypher’s Green Roads Program. A concept that perfectly aligns with the company’s CSR and ESG strategies. The topic regarding ESG (Environment, Social..

September 14, 2021

Joining The DIG this week is Ryan’s guest Dustin Angelo, CEO and founder of Novamera. When you talk to geologists and operators in the industry, you will hear about the countless stories of discovering high grade quartz veins on the surface. It’s extremely exciting but when you apply conventional mining..

May 27, 2021

On this week’s show, Ryan speaks with Theo Yameogo about EY’s recent launch of the Americas Metals and Mining Centre of Excellence. Stephanie Alvarez is talking about…trade show? And The DIG finishes off with 6 N 60.

May 19, 2021

On this week’s show, Ryan speaks with Don Duval, CEO of NORCAT, on their unique and innovative business model and how they are helping mining suppliers get in front of mining companies. And like clockwork, The DIG finishes off with 6 N 60.

May 4, 2021

On this week’s show, Brendan Marshall, Vice president with the Mining Association of Canada is back to give us his take on the federal budget announced on April 19th . Key themes included Critical and battery electric minerals as part of a net zero economy but did the budget really go far enough to help our..

April 28, 2021

The federal budget was recently released and it had a lot in it….724 pages to be exact and critical minerals were recognized as a key component in moving towards a net zero economy. But did the budget go far enough to support our industry to succeed moving forward? Host of The DIG and MSTA CANADA..

April 22, 2021

The federal government released its budget on Monday April 19th, and with over 700 pages there is a lot to digest. The big question is, does this budget support the needs of the mining and mining suppliers sectors? Also Prime Minister Trudeau announced at the international climate summit that Canada..

April 15, 2021

Ryan McEachern hosts a 3-part Special Budget Preview Edition of MSTA CANADA The DIG. In this 3-part series, Ryan and his guests discuss the upcoming federal budget, and the impact it may have on the exploration and mining sector. In Part-3, Jeff Killeen, Director, Policy & Programs from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada..

April 14, 2021

Ryan McEachern hosts a 3-part Special Budget Preview Edition of MSTA CANADA The DIG. In this 3-part series, Ryan and his guests discuss the upcoming federal budget, and the impact it may have on the exploration and mining sector. In part-2, Ryan speaks with Brendan Marshall, Vice President of Mining Association of Canada..

April 13, 2021

Ryan McEachern hosts a 3-part Special Budget Preview Edition of MSTA CANADA The DIG. In this 3-part series, Ryan and his guests discuss the upcoming federal budget, and the impact it may have on the exploration and mining sector. In Part-1 Ryan talks to Ian London, Executive Director from the Canadian..

March 24, 2021

On this week’s episode, host Ryan McEachern speaks to Carl Weatherell, Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council or CMIC, the national association focused on the innovation in mining. They are working on some really interesting projects that will transform mining as we know it and these projects are also great collaborative opportunities for mining suppliers who hold key pieces to the solutions sought after by CMIC consortiums. And we’ll finish things off with our popular 6N60.

March 16, 2021

On this week’s episode, our guest is Emily King, founder of the Prospector Portal, an AI-powered search engine built for the exploration and mining industry. You know all that global mining data that nobody likes to read? Emily and her team has modernized this data into market intelligence contained within a user-friendly search engine that pretty well anyone can understand. It’s a fascinating conversation and one you don’t want to miss. We’ll also take a look at PDAC. MSTA CANADA had a record breaking week. We also have information to share on behalf of our friends at CMIC for companies in the sensing technologies industry. And we finish things off with our popular 6N60.

March 2, 2021

On this week’s episode, our guest is John Mason, Project Manager – Mining Services for the City of Thunder Bay. We will speak about their recent Mining Readiness Strategy report that focuses on how they are preparing for the expected growth opportunities from mining in the region and why Thunder Bay is best situated to be the business hub for this growth. Stephanie Alvarez is back with an update on what MSTA CANADA is planning around the PDAC virtual convention. And we finish things off with our popular 6N60.

February 23, 2021

Deloitte’s annual Tracking The Trends 2021 – The Top 10 Issues Transforming The Future of Mining is out. Some of the trends include ESG, supply chains, safety, and digital transformation. Host Ryan McEachern speaks to Andrew Swart from Deloitte to break all this down and to let us know what these trends mean for you. Stephanie Alvarez is back with an update on everything MSTA CANADA and our plans for PDAC including the B2B networking platform. And we’ll finish things off with another round of 6N60

February 9, 2021

Exclusive one-on-one interview with PDAC Executive Director Lisa McDonald. PDAC is virtual this year. So what can we expect from this must attend event? Stephanie Alvarez has an update on everything MSTA CANADA including MSTA CANADA’s plans for PDAC. Katherine Li from FIRMA Foreign Exchange joins Ryan to discuss some important economic news reported by the big banks. And of course, our “hot off the press” 6 in 60 / where we break down the 6 biggest mining stories in 60 seconds.

February 2, 2021

Ryan McEachern speaks to Caio Van Deursen from Nexa Resources about their zero waste mine. Our very own Stephanie Alvarez will update you on all upcoming MSTA CANADA events including MSTA CANADA’s plans for PDAC. And we are introducing 6 in 60, where we break down 6 big mining stories in 60 seconds.

December 4, 2020

Ryan McEachern speaks with Felipe Marquez, Country President for AngloGold Ashanti Colombia about their Quebradona Copper-Gold Project located in the Municipality of Jerico the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. They discuss the project with a focus on the development of a biodynamic park with the mine inside it. They also talk about how AngloGold Ashanti is creating a positive relationship with artisanal miners in Colombia.

November 20, 2020

In this episode, Ryan McEachern speaks with Andrew Swart, Global Mining Leader for Deloitte, to discuss a recent report that highlights four scenarios in a post-COVID world 1) The Passing Storm 2) Good Company 3) Sunrise in the East 4) Lone Wolves. They also investigate five key themes relevant to each scenario.

November 13, 2020

In this episode, Ryan McEachern speaks with Mark Dawe, Managing Director and Country Manager for B2Gold Namibia (Pty) Ltd. about the Otjikoto Gold Operation and the great examples of a mining company doing ESG (Environment, Social and Governance); what Mark likes to refer to as CSI (Corporate Social Investment). We focus on the amazing Rhino Gold Initiative launched earlier in January of 2020.

November 6, 2020

In this episode, Ryan McEachern speaks with social media guru Andrew Jenkins to talk to us about social media strategies and in the context of small to medium-sized enterprises. Andrew Jenkins is Vice President of Social Media for Red Cloud Financial Services and also currently teaches Social Media Strategies at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

October 30, 2020

In Episode 21 of The DIG, Ryan McEachern speaks with Tony Facciolo from Coding Metrology about as they braced for a massive slowdown in business due to the pandemic, their laser scanning inspection business. What happened was an increase in business as sites required a reduction in staff and their remote analysis was a perfect fit for their clients. He also found time to do some innovation design using his 3D printers.

October 23, 2020

In Episode 20 of The DIG, Ryan McEachern speaks with Ron Drewry from Titan Environmental Containment about their solution “Concrete on a Roll”. When we talk about constructing concrete linings we envision setting up cement plants and mixers but what if you could show up with concrete on a roll and just add water. Sounds too good to be true but Titan Environmental who are experts in geosynthetics have just a solution called Concrete Canvass.

October 8, 2020

One of the hot topics over the past couple of years has been about Digital Mines and Digital Twins. In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Borys Vorobyov from Sight Power Inc. which is a company that has made this a reality today.

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