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BUSI 0255 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises for Local Economic Development in the Extractive Sector – Multi-Day / Online

May 7 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Are you interested in starting your own business in the extractive sector? This is your opportunity to get started developing your own business plan with real-world examples and mentoring! Industry experts share their knowledge, expertise and advice as guest speakers throughout the course.

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) for Local Economic Development in the Extractive Sector, aims to provide practical business/entrepreneurial skills for those looking to enter or expand their presence in the mining and petroleum supply chains. The focus is on understanding the context of business, finance, marketing and operations for these SMEs, with an emphasis on the local community. Learn to integrate SMEs into the supply chain at any phase of the mine life cycle including exploration, development, production, and reclamation. Guest Speakers include:

  • Sandy Sanderson – Owner Askiy Matts – Fort McMurray – Oil Sector
  • Tom Hoefer – Special Advisor to NWT & Nunuvut Chamber of Mines, professional Geologist,
  • Ben Nind – Executive Director – Giant Mine Oversight Board
  • Garett Cochrane et al. – Parsons Inc. – contractors of the remediation at Giant Mine
  • Paul Gruner – CEO,  Tlicho Investment Group
  • Jason Snaggs – Superintendent, Logistics, Warehouse & Airport, Gahcho Kué Mine
  • Mark Lewis – CEO,  Det’on Cho Management LP
  • Loren Coutts – Aurora College
  • Paul McLean – CanNor

May 7, 2024 – June 4, 2024

Tuesdays from 6 PM – 9 PM (May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4)
Thursday from 6 PM – 9 PM (May 9, 16, 23, 30)
Saturdays from 9 AM – Noon (May 11, 25, & June 1)

Dr. Kim Lemky

Balderson, D.W., & Mombourquette, P. (2020). Canadian Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. 11th Edition. McGraw – Hill.
Or online e-book (student can order these online)

Online via Teams

$475.00 + cost of textbook (students will be responsible for ordering the textbook)