PDAC 2019 Distinguished Service Award: Donald (Don) Bubar
Published on Mar 22, 2019
For his contribution to building awareness of Indigenous issues among PDAC members, his support of geoscience education in Canada, and his exploration success.
During Don Bubar’s 40-year career as a geoscientist he has contributed to successful exploration in Canada, and been a leading advocate for geoscience education. But his most enduring legacy may be his role in forging a better, more productive relationship between Indigenous groups and the minerals industry. As founder and head of the PDAC’s Aboriginal Affairs committee, Don recognized the urgent need to bring the two groups together in dialogue about how exploration and mine development could support local communities through training, jobs, and business development.