Women in Rocks comes to Frost Campus

The Earth Resources Technician and Co-op program and the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College is pleased to present Women in Rocks, a conference and awareness day about women in earth sciences on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The day will comprise of a keynote speaker, guest speakers representing different fields within earth resources, a panel discussion with the audience and lunch at Fleming’s Frost Campus. The day will culminate with a gold panning event in the afternoon, along with a tour of the College’s newly renovated GeoCentre, which opened this fall.

“Women are under-represented in all areas of earth sciences, partly because there is a lack of awareness among young people about the career paths available in the field,” said Joanna Hodge, Professor, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. “Women in Rocks is a great way to highlight the roles and opportunities available to women in earth science, and we hope to showcase some real life ‘women in rocks’ and geology in action.”

The purpose of the free event is to bring 100 women of all ages to Fleming’s Frost Campus to showcase the variety of roles and career opportunities for women in the field of earth resources. Women are under-represented in mining and mineral exploration, geotechnical engineering, environmental geology, drilling, blasting and other earth resource-related fields.

Participants will receive a “Women in Rocks” t-shirt and a hand lens. Door prizes will be available to win.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Registration

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          Keynote Speaker and Speaker Panel

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             Gold Panning and GeoCentre Tour

For more information or to register for this free event, visit: https://flemingcollege.ca/women-in-rocks

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.


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