Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567
Jean Richardson brings a wealth of academic credentials and international business experience from the mining and resources industry to the classroom.
Dr. Richardson is active in the classroom, teaching and advising students. As well, she helps inspiring entreprenuers develop strong financial grounding for their companies.
Office: ESC 357A
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 48598
- Commodity, market and competitive analysis in national and international business environments.
- Digital, print, audio strategies for brand development.
- Importance of innovation in new product development including market research, financials technical development and launch.
- Genesis, exploration and development of economic mineral deposits, particularly those that are granite and pegmatite hosted.
Over Dr. Richardson's career her research interests have spanned the following areas:
- Genesis of ore deposits and related fluids, particularly those associated with igneous rocks, using isotopic tracers (Re-Os, Sm-Nd, Pb) or mineral chemistry, direct dating of ore deposits using metallic, accessory and alteration minerals. Paragenesis of ore deposits.
- Geoanalysis and method development (e.g., QEMSCAN, laser-ablation ICP-MS).
- Geometallurgy and the use of mineralogical and other down-hole parameters to document and assess process mineralogy and comminution parameters; assessment of mineralogy, dissolution and diagenesis using instrumental techniques (humidity cells, QEMSCAN) to monitor and model the disposition and safety of CO2 and SO2 in acid rock drainage and carbon capture and sequestration in storage reservoirs over time (elapsed in centuries).
- Use of deep-penetrating geochemical methods such as MMI to target ore deposits 500 m below surface; pairing of deep-penetrating geochemistry and geophysics for exploration, using down-hole monitoring devices to vector to ore deposits.
Please note that she is currently not accepting graduate students, but can discuss research initiatives and opportunities.
Dr. Richardson has taught
- Business-related courses focused on organizational development, product development, business strategy, globalisation and marketing and sales, market research, web analytics and CRM strategy.
- Scientific courses in economic geology; mineralogy; mineral chemistry; geochemistry; exploration methods; igneous petrology; isotope geochemistry; introductory geology and biology and sedimentology.
- Technical professional development courses for both the international exploration community and high school students.
- Geometallurgy: Introduction and Applications to Exploration and Production. This program was co-sponsored by the Society of Economic geologists and offered 8 times in 3 countries
- Metallurgy for Geologists, joint course offered by SGS Lakefield Research and PDAC.
- Ore Deposits Workshop
- Geology for High Schools Students
- Field courses and programs covering geological mapping skills, geochemical field techniques and exploration geophysics for undergraduate or high school programs.
2015-2021 Director, Science and Business Program, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
2014-2015 Global Director Market Intelligence, SGS Minerals Services, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
2013 Special Market Research Appointment, SGS Innovation Group, SGS Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
2008-2014 Global Director Marketing, SGS Minerals Services, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
2002-2008 Sales and Marketing Manager (2002–2006) and Director (2006–2008), SGS Minerals Services, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
1998-2002 Market Research Specialist, Lakefield Research Limited, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
1997-1998 General Manager and Member of Due Diligence Team, Lakefield Geosol Limitada, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
1996-1997 Quality Manager, Laboratory Services, Lakefield Research Ltd., Lakefield, Ontario
1993-1996 Quality Assurance Supervisor, Geoscience Laboratory, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Supervisor, Spectroscopy, Geoscience Laboratory, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Sudbury, Ontario
1988-1989 NSERC Industrial Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Geology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
- Authored or co-authored more than
- 15 refereed publications,
- 45 professional presentations or poster sessions (at meetings such as GAC, GSA, CIM, CMP, IPMI, PDAC, Round Up, Mines and Money Beijing, CMA),
- more than 30 non-refereed publications and magazine articles and
- more than 1000 web pages, product sheets or related materials.
- Five websites totaling over 1000 pages.
- Over 20 videos
Awards and Distinctions
- 2014 Invited Speaker, University of Waterloo Earth Science 4th Year Graduation Dinner
2013 Requested Researcher, SGS Operational Council, Market Research on Carbon Capture and Storage (6 month appointment)
2012 Citation of Appreciation, International Precious Metals Institute
2010 Invited Speaker, Grand Opening, SGS Urumqi, China Opening Event
2010, 2011 Invited Speaker, China Mining, Tianjin, China
2008 Invited Author, Geological Origin of Sandy Island and Area, in Sandy Island, Past, Present and Future.
2004 Distinguished Lecturer on Geometallurgy, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
2003 Citation of Appreciation, International Precious Metals Institute
1999 CIDA Program Technology Transfer to Lakefield Research South Africa
1999 Invited Author, Encyclopedia of Geochemistry
1989, 1991, 1996 Invited Speaker, Spectroscopy Society of Canada, Southern Ontario Chapter
1993 Invited Author, Analysis of Geological Materials
1989 Keynote Speaker, 3rd Surrey Conference on Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry
1982, 1985, 1986 Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship
1985-1987 Energy Mines and Resources Canada Research Agreements
1988-1989 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Grant
1983-1986 Carleton University Scholarship and Enrichment Award
1980 Canadian Institute of Mining Student Essay Award, Silver
University of Waterloo Affiliations
Lecturer, Cross-appointed to the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lecturer, Cornerstone Program, Concept/Velocity
Professional Associations and Service
- Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists
- Member, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
- Member, International Precious Metal Institute
Masters Certificates in Marketing Communication (2004), New Product Development (2008), Industrial Sales and Promotion (2003), and Advanced Facilitation (1996), Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1987 PhD Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1983 MSc University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1979 BSc University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada