Profiles of Your Management Team
Peter Dasler, M.Sc., P. Geo. - President & CEO
Mr. Dasler has 30 years of experience in exploration geology including twenty years of geological consulting and contracting for junior and senior companies based out of Vancouver, BC. Mr. Dasler has a Masters degree in exploration and mining geology and is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Association of BC. His background includes senior geological positions in New Zealand, and Mine Manager of the 10 million ton per annum Taharoa Ironsand Mine, as well as management of junior exploration companies in Canada.
Emil Fung - Vice President, Corporate Development
Mr. Fung initially began his career as a design engineer of Canadian nuclear reactors, but moved on to New York in the mid 80's, where he headed mergers and acquisitions for Toronto Dominion Securities. During the 90's, Mr. Fung pursued his entrepreneurial interests in Asia where he founded several media, telecoms and entertainment companies. He later formed a venture capital fund to invest exclusively in entrepreneurial start-ups in mainland China. Mr. Fung returned to Canada in 2003 with a view to bridge the growing gap between resource-hungry Asian economies and the commodity riches of Canada. He teamed with CanAlaska Ventures early in 2005 to advance the company's corporate development efforts, completing a circle which originated in his scholastic fascination with all things uranium.
Dr. Karl Schimann - Vice President, Exploration
Dr. Schimann's experience includes 20 years in exploration with Cogema/Areva, and specifically in the Athabasca Project Manager for the Cigar lake discovery team in the early 1980's, as well as Manager of the McClean Lake Mine Geology Department for Cogema/Areva.
Dr. Schimann holds a PhD from the University of Alberta and has worked extensively in the Uranium industry. Dr. Schimann is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, the Geological Association of Canada, and the Association of Exploration Geochemists.
Jean Luc Roy, MBA - Director
Mr. Jean Luc Roy has over 20 years experience in the Mining Industry. The majority of Mr. Roy's experience has been in Africa for companies such as International Gold Resources, Ashanti Goldfields Inc., Semafo, and First Quantum Minerals. Mr. Roy has managed projects from exploration through to production in three different countries, and has extensive experience in negotiations at all levels. Mr. Roy, as Managing Director, played a crucial role in First Quantum Minerals' success in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") by successfully placing a mining operation into production during a period of major unrest in the country. During Mr. Roy's tenure with First Quantum Minerals, the company went from a being a $250 million dollar market cap. company to a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Mr. Roy was also instrumental in securing First Quantum Mineral's extensive land positions in the DRC. Mr. Roy is currently President and CEO of El Nino Ventures Inc., which is working on base metal exploration in New Brunswick, Ireland and the Congo.
Victor Fern - Director
Mr. Victor Fern is the immediate past Chief of the Fond Du Lac Denesuline First Nation and lives in Fond Du Lac, Saskatchewan. Mr. Fern has lived in Fond Du Lac, Saskatchewan all his life, he is a traditional land user and still hunts and fish for food in the area. He is active in community development, and works on local committees. Mr. Fern, since 1984, has gained extensive experience at Uranium mining operations in Northern Saskatchewan. He is currently involved at the mill operations at a nearby mine. He has also been involved in numerous boards and committees related to mining at the mine site. Mr. Fern has been involved in environmental monitoring in the Northern Athabasca area, and is involved with various private business interests in the Fond Du Lac-Black Lake area.
Dr. Guy Marquis - Senior Geophysicist
(The 'Company') is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Guy Marquis, formerly Professor and Head of the School of Engineering Geophysics (EOST), University of Strasbourg, France, to lead the Company's geophysical exploration team. He joins Dr. Karl Schimann, Vice President of Exploration, as another senior member of CanAlaska's uranium exploration team.
Dr. Marquis has been actively involved in leading research in geophysics for uranium deposits world-wide in conjunction with major explorers and has taught at the University of Strasbourg for the past 14 years. Strasbourg is renowned as a major global centre of geophysical research and training, and for its involvement with world-class resource companies.
Dr. Marquis possesses extensive experience in aspects and applications of modern geophysics, and has practical experience from exploration projects around the world. He completed his PhD in Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria in 1992. He then spent two years as a researcher at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris before joining the University of Strasbourg in 1994, where he has led its Near-Surface Geophysics Research team since 2000. He is a member of SEG, EAGE and CSEG and the Associate Editor of Geophysical Prospecting Journal.
Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. - Director
Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. is one of the world's leading experts in nuclear non-proliferation. Amb. Graham has served under four successive U.S. Presidents as a senior diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 35 years, including the SALT, START, ABM, INF, NPT, CFE and CTBT Treaties.
He is Chairman of the Board of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security. He is also Chairman of the Board of Mexco Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration company, and of Thorium Power, Ltd. a developer of proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel technologies.
Amb. Graham received an A.B. in 1955 from Princeton and a J.D. in 1961 from Harvard University. He is a member of the Kentucky, the District of Columbia and the New York Bars and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has taught at the University of Virginia Law School, Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Law Center, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and the University of Washington.
Frances Petryshen - Corporate Secretary
Ms. Petryshen brings a strong background of management and administration for junior resource companies. In the past, Ms. Petryshen had been a Director and Officer of several junior exploration companies located in Vancouver, B.C. More recently, she has been involved with commercial real estate ownership and management in the United States and agricultural projects in Hawaii and Canada.
Gord Steblin - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Steblin, B. Comm., CGA, is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Pacific North West Capital Corp., El Nino Ventures Inc. and Freegold Ventures Limited from October 1, 2002 and accountant thereof from 1995 to October 2002.
Hubert Marleau - Director
Mr. Marleau has been the President & CEO of Palos Capital Corp. from 1998-present; Chairman of Marleau, Lemire Inc. from 1989-1998; Director of CanAlaska Ventures Ltd. and International Freegold Mineral Development Inc. from 1996-Present.
Bernard Barlin - Director
Mr. Barlin, P.Eng., C.Eng., has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Barlin is retired and worked with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company as a consulting metallurgist from March 1986 to April 1989 and as an Assistant General Manager from January 1984 to March 1986. Mr. Barlin has a degree in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and is a registered professional engineer in Manitoba and the U.K. Mr. Barlin is a Director of the following companies: Director of CanAlaska Ventures Ltd. from March 1989 to present; Director of Pacific North West Capital Corp. from April 2000 to present; Director of International Freegold Mineral Development Inc. from August 1989 to present; Director of International Landmark Environmental Inc. from March 1994 to present.
Colin Bird - Director
Mr. Bird, P.Eng., has been the Director of CanAlaska Ventures Ltd. from 1998-present; The Managing Director of Lion Mining Finance from 1995-present; Director of MIT Ventures Corp. from 1996-present; Director of Bushman Resources Inc. from 1996-present; Manager, Operations and Technical Services of Petromin from 1993-1995; Managing Director of Plateau Mining PLC from 1989-1993.