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About

Young Mining Professionals (YMP) is a growing association of mining professionals based in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and London that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the Canadian-based mining and exploration industry. YMP was established to assist participants in obtaining the skills, support and knowledge to successfully advance their careers, develop a network of contacts within the industry, and identify career and mining-related investment opportunities. YMP facilitates these objectives through topical networking, guest speaker and social events organized throughout the year

 

 

TEAM

 

Bianca Déprés, Co-President

Bianca is a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault in the Montreal office in corporate law with a focus in mining. She is also a member of the Africa initiative of the firm. Bianca has written her master thesis on financing mining projects at the University of Montréal and has obtained a certificate in mining law from Osgoode Hall.

Thomas Bienfait, Co-President Thomas is a manager at Partners in Performance and is specialized in strategy & operational improvement in the mining industry. In the last years he has led multiple production increase and cost reduction engagements in both open pit and underground mines. He has worked In Canada, the US, Dominican Republic and Honduras. Thomas holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Toulouse Business School (France).  

Thomas Bienfait, Co-President

Thomas is a manager at Partners in Performance and is specialized in strategy & operational improvement in the mining industry. In the last years he has led multiple production increase and cost reduction engagements in both open pit and underground mines. He has worked In Canada, the US, Dominican Republic and Honduras. Thomas holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Toulouse Business School (France).


 

Audréanne Lessard, Vice-President Audréanne is a graduate of John Molson School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce, concentrating in management and entrepreneurship. She is currently working for Osisko Gold Royalties as Project Coordinator in the department of Technical Services where she inspires organization, efficiency, scheduling and team building.  

Audréanne Lessard, Vice-President

Audréanne is a graduate of John Molson School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce, concentrating in management and entrepreneurship. She is currently working for Osisko Gold Royalties as Project Coordinator in the department of Technical Services where she inspires organization, efficiency, scheduling and team building.



 

Martin Thiboutot, Secretary Martin is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault's business law group. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, corporate and project financing, particularly in the natural resources sector, as well as general corporate legal issues, notably in respect of environment and procurement. Mr. Thiboutot was admitted to the Québec Bar in 2014 and later completed a certificate in mining law at York University. He is currently co-president of the Quebec Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Martin Thiboutot, Secretary

Martin is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault's business law group. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, corporate and project financing, particularly in the natural resources sector, as well as general corporate legal issues, notably in respect of environment and procurement. Mr. Thiboutot was admitted to the Québec Bar in 2014 and later completed a certificate in mining law at York University. He is currently co-president of the Quebec Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association

 
Steve Boucratie Steve is the Director of Legal Affairs of Osisko Gold Royalties and a former partner from a major international law firm. In his law practice he has developed a strong understanding of all law issues related to the mining industry.

Steve Boucratie

Steve is the Director of Legal Affairs of Osisko Gold Royalties and a former partner from a major international law firm. In his law practice he has developed a strong understanding of all law issues related to the mining industry.

Joseph de La Plante Joseph is the Vice President, Corporate Development of Osisko Gold Royalties, supporting the company in its corporate development, investor relations and key projects. Before joining Osisko, he worked at BMO Global Metals & Mining Investment Banking Group in Toronto. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.  

Joseph de La Plante
Joseph is the Vice President, Corporate Development of Osisko Gold Royalties, supporting the company in its corporate development, investor relations and key projects. Before joining Osisko, he worked at BMO Global Metals & Mining Investment Banking Group in Toronto. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.

 

Vincent Metcalfe Vincent is Falco Resources CFO and the Vice President of Investors Relations of Osisko Gold Royalties. During his career he developed a speciality in mergers & acquisitions, equity financing and corporate development. Prior to joining Osisko, he spent several years assisting mining companies in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets and Desjardins Capital Markets. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Finance from HEC Montréal.  

Vincent Metcalfe

Vincent is Falco Resources CFO and the Vice President of Investors Relations of Osisko Gold Royalties. During his career he developed a speciality in mergers & acquisitions, equity financing and corporate development. Prior to joining Osisko, he spent several years assisting mining companies in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets and Desjardins Capital Markets. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Finance from HEC Montréal.

 

Nicolas Séguin Nicolas is Tugliq Energy Business Development Manager, responsible for Tugliq expansion in Canada and overseas.  In his previous provision, Nicolas was a Senior Project Manager at Glencore Raglan. Nicolas holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering for Polytechnique Montréal.

Nicolas Séguin

Nicolas is Tugliq Energy Business Development Manager, responsible for Tugliq expansion in Canada and overseas.  In his previous provision, Nicolas was a Senior Project Manager at Glencore Raglan. Nicolas holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering for Polytechnique Montréal.

Upcoming Events

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PAST Events

Distinguished Speakers Event with Québec Ex-Premier Jean Charest and Guy Bourassa CEO of Nemaska Lithium, May 2017

Xplor 2016 Networking Cocktail, October 2016
Financing in the Mining and Energy Sector, April 2016
Xplor 2015 Networking Cocktail, October 2015
Networking Cocktail, June 2015
Exploration in the Mining Sector, October 2014
Networking Cocktail, July 2014
Innovation in the Mining Sector, March 2014
Challenges in Recruiting Young Professionals in the Mining Sector, October 2013

 

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