Dave Lefebure, Ph.D., P.Geo.
A successful geologist and leader who worked for geological surveys and mineral exploration companies for over 30 years, Dave Lefebure is currently providing consulting services to the mineral industry, First Nations and government. He is a well-known Canadian economic geologist with experience with a wide variety of metal, coal and industrial mineral deposits. Dave Lefebure has worked in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec and visited key mining districts across Canada and the western United States. In particular, he has excellent knowledge of the geology and mineral deposits of British Columbia. He holds two advanced degrees in geology, a M.Sc. from Queen’s University and a Ph.D. from Carleton University. Since 1997, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria.
From 2002 to 2011, Dave Lefebure was Chief Geologist for the province of British Columbia. During this time he was a key executive member for the Mining and Mineral Resources Division of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He acted twice as interim Assistant Deputy Minister for the Division for a total of 5 months. Dave is particularly proud to have been a core member and facilitator on the team that produced the seminal 2005 British Columbia Mining Plan.
Dave was the lead editor and coordinator of the British Columbia Mineral Deposit Profiles, an internationally recognized, industry-oriented, classification of ore deposits. He also acted as a key economic geologist for the metal and industrial mineral Assessment of British Columbia, a global first for an entire jurisdiction. A frequent speaker, Dave Lefebure has delivered technical, educational and marketing presentations and workshops on mineral deposits, geology, exploration potential, the mineral industry and government programs.
The lead technical person on three British Columbia trade missions to Asia; he also played a coordinating role for Canada and provinces for national initiatives related to these trade missions. Dave was frequently a key government representative at events welcoming incoming, international industry and government delegations, particularly from Asia in recent years.
Dave also works with C3 Alliance Corp., a Canadian company providing community, Aboriginal and government related services. Key objectives are to facilitate positive relationships between parties to benefit all, to provide advice on government processes to clients, and deliver outreach to increase community understanding of the mineral industry. The C3 web site is: http://www.c3alliancecorp.ca