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"The strengths of the instructor [Jocelyn McPhie] go without comment. One of the best professors I have had. The course material was very well designed, focused, easy to follow and will be a valued reference. The course was very well organized, everything ran on time (even the field parts, which can prove difficult), the stops were pertinent and enough time was spent at each to fully understand the concepts presented. Good venue, as well, very comfortable."
- David Volkert, Vice President Exploration, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Jocelyn McPhie, Santiago, November, 2017, SC32
"The instructor [Dave Heberlein] was very knowledgeable, well spoken and relayed information easily and in an understandable manner.  He was relaxed and put the class at ease to ask questions. Dave confirmed my belief that companies spend loads of money on ICP geochemistry and then the geo's do nothing more than plot up Au and As when there is so much more that can be learned from diving into all of the data the labs provide you." - Gregg Loptien, Agnico Eagle, December 2016, Dave Heberlein, Vancouver, SC26
"- Good, comprehensive course materials
  -Clear, well informed lecturing style, with good analogies + industry examples
  -Course well organised -  with sufficient breaks, refreshments, etc"   - Anonymous, December 2014, Dave Heberlein, Istanbul, SC14
"- It is a very useful course, in which we found really interesting information and in which we found answers for many questions." - Prospectiuni S.A., Andreea, December 2014, Dave Heberlein, Istanbul, SC14
"- Experienced consultant in this topic is the most [strength] of the course" - Alacer Gold, Esin Sisman, December 2014, Dave Heberlein, Istanbul, SC14
"Dr. Michael Doggett is a great lecturer and very knowledgeable of the subject matter" - Kurt Allen, Hecla Mining Company, Vancouver, March 2014, SC10
"Dr. Doggett presented the course materials in a good, easy to understand fashion and he gave relevant examples. The course assignments were good and helped the students work through the problems to ensure understanding" - Steve Petroni, Hecla Silver Valley Inc., Vancouver, March 2014, SC10
"Even though the course [Economic Guidelines for Mineral Exploration] is intended for those with a technical background, as someone with a financial background and very limited technical knowledge I found the course very useful. It provides clarity around both basic technical and financial fundamentals, and makes the crucial connections between the two for determining economic viability. The instruction and organization are great, as the material is communicated effectively and the flow was smooth." - Brian Miller, Kiska Metals Corp., Vancouver, March 2014, SC10
"In my opinion, the course [Economic Guidelines for Mineral Exploration] is well supported by the teaching-skills and experience of Michael. He was able to communicate a lot of empirical and theoretical knowledge to the attendants and provided several useful examples of actual mining cases. These points were complemented by a good course coordination in terms of resources, materials and logistic. In particular, I liked the UBC Robson Square as a place for conferences. " - Ricardo, Rio Tinto, Vancouver, March 2014, SC10
"I have participated in three of the five past UBC-SEG international field trips in which Ms. Karie Smith played significant roles, including the 2009 Western Anatolia Tour in Turkey (my favourite) that she designed and subsequently conducted with Dr. Ilkay Kuscu who is an outstanding local guide and mine visit coordinator.  Each of these trips was an excellent, enjoyable, and highly educational experience. Karie's organizational skills and financial controls were instrumental in adherence to schedules and budgets, resulting in good value for both industry and student participants.

I congratulate Karie on the founding of KLS Geological Tours and wish her the best of success in this niche business accessing very interesting additions and alternatives to mainstream mass tourism venues.  Her outgoing personality is a bonus, and thus I look forward to potential future travels with her company. The proposed 2011 Western Anatolia Tour is highly recommended for anyone wishing to experience this region's diverse geology and mineral deposits, beautiful scenery, fascinating history and culture."

E.A. (Ed) Balon, P.Geo.     North Vancouver, BC

Prospector, Geo-Tourist, Adventure Traveller





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