WIMBC is a non-profit organisation that empowers and advances women in the mining industry by creating opportunities for connection, advocating for diversity across the sector and for being recognized as a leading voice within the mining industry.
We are an effective organization with a strong leadership team that works alongside our volunteers and committee members, striving to make beneficial industry partnerships and add further value to our members by creating high-level events.
Patricia was born in southern Saskatchewan, lived as a baby in a tent-house, and grew up at a uranium mine. As a securities and corporate finance partner at DuMoulin Black in Vancouver, she acted for mining companies listed on Canadian and international stock exchanges before retiring in 2010. She is passionate about her family, volunteering, and the environment.
Patricia relied on her family's history and interviews of over 150 people to write Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines-A Canadian Story, the story of the Cold War mining town that residents said was 'the best place they ever lived'.
Pacific Coastal Airlines - Round trip tickets for 2 network wide Pan American Silver - 10oz Silver Bar Eldorado Gold - 2 hardcover coffee table books called "Before it's yours, we mine it" SEF Canada Ltd. - Bottle of Scotch Carmana Plaza - 1 night stay in an Executive 1 bedroom suite Monica Gewurz - 10" x 10" painting on wood panel Tiga Workwear - gift certificate for a pair of safety workboots Holly Burton - 2 sessions (1 hour each) of "Advance your Career" coaching sessions for Women in Male-Dominated Industries. Holt Renfrew - gift certificate for lunch for 4 at Holt Cafe Xpera Risk Mitigation - Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Tracker