Traction Uranium (Traction) is a Canadian exploration company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE: TRAC). Traction’s strategy is to generate or acquire early-stage exploration opportunities and advance them towards development stage activities by our experienced team or by business partnerships and joint venture arrangements. Traction’s current focus is exploring on its three uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan.
Traction Uranium is also a member of the Saskatchewan Mining Association. Find out more here.
The Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) is an industry-driven organization representing the mining and mineral exploration industry with over 25 mining operations in the province. SMA is the voice of the mining industry in Saskatchewan. SMA advocates on behalf of members on issues related to provincial and federal regulatory changes, develops and supports educational outreach programs, organizes and hosts public outreach and membership events.
Mr. Esteban is an experienced mining executive with 15 years of experience in the mining, chemical and industrial markets. Mr. Esteban previously held roles with Univar Solutions Inc., a leading chemicals distributor, and Draeger Safety Canada Ltd., one of the world’s leading safety manufacturing companies. Mr. Esteban was most recently working with chemical distributor Quadra Chemicals Ltd. He currently serves as Student Chair of the CMP (Canadian Mineral Processors) Saskatchewan & Manitoba Regional Committee of the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum).
Mr. Jeerh, CPA, CA is a finance and accounting professional bringing over 10 years of accounting expertise and management experience to the team. Mr. Jeerh has experience in both public and private sectors, over a broad range of industries, including energy, mining, exploration and technology. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jeerh played a pivotal role in the growth of a private upstream oil and gas company, dealing with over $2.0 billion of M&A activity and $1.0 billion of financing activities. Mr. Jeerh received his designation at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he gained valuable audit experience through his work as a manager in the assurance practice.
Mr. Way is an experienced international executive with over 30 years management experience within the resources and construction industry throughout Australasia, Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr Way has experience in a wide range of commodities including gold, copper, nickel, zinc, magnesium, graphite, cobalt and lithium. Mr Way was most recently CEO, President and Director of TSXV listed Leading Edge Materials for over 5 years restarting the Swedish Woxna brownfield graphite operation in mid 2014. Prior to Leading Edge Mr Way was CEO of Strike Graphite and CEO of Aguila American Gold. Prior to that he was VP Project Development for TSX listed Ventana Gold with projects in Colombia. Prior to Ventana he was Project Director and President for Oceanagold Philippines. He was Project Manager Non Ferrous Group with Hatch Associates (Brisbane) where he provided project management support for various mining and metal related projects in Australia, South Africa, China, Papua New Guinea and South East Asia. Prior to that Mr Way was Project Director – Major Projects for BHP Billiton (QNI Pty Ltd) in Townsville, Queensland. Mr. Way holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, a MBA from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Linglin Chu is a professional geoscientist with over 15 years’ experience in acquisition and development of projects broadly covering commodities of uranium, rare earth metals, graphite, high-purity silica, precious metals and base metals. Mr Chu obtained his Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the China University of Geosciences. Mr Chu is registered as a Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Prior to joining Traction Uranium Corp., he was a Co-Founder of Pelican Minerals Inc. and UGreenco Energy Corp., and the Vice President Exploration of GTUranium Energy Inc.
Mr. Lalani is an accounting and finance professional with over 9 years of experience covering audit, financial reporting, corporate finance, and operations management. Mr. Lalani previously worked in the audit and assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Canada, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation, gaining vast experience in accounting practices in both the public and private sectors during his tenure. Mr. Lalani served as a director of GreenStar Biosciences Corp. from May 2019 to April 2020, as a director and Chief Financial Officer of Infuzed Brands Inc. from January 2019 to December 2020, as a Senior Accountant for PortLiving, a Vancouver based real estate development company, from 2016 to 2019, and as a Senior Accountant with Century Group, a Vancouver real estate development company, from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Lalani currently serves as chief financial officer and as a director of United Lithium Corp, AmmPower Corp., Medaro Mining Corp and as a director of IMC International Mining Corp.
Dr. Yuanming Pan obtained his PhD degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1990 and has served on the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan since 1993. Pan’s research spans from mineralogy to economic geology, environmental mineralogy, and geochemistry, with extensive experience in diverse mineral commodities from gold to graphite, lithium, rare earth elements, and uranium. Pan’s research group developed the technique of using alpha-particles-induced defects in quartz for the exploration of uranium deposits.
Boen Tan worked for Uranerz as geologist in Germany and Australia from 1969 to 1972. He moved to Canada in 1973 and worked for Uranerz as project geologist in the Athabasca basin. He was instrumental in the 1975 discovery of the Key Lake uranium deposit in Saskatchewan. As chief geologist of the Key Lake project he was in charge for the delineation drilling of the deposit with reserve of 200 million pounds of U3O8 at a grade of 2.5%. From 1978 to 1999 he continued to work for Uranerz as exploration and ore reserve estimation geologist .Since 2000 he worked as consultant geologist for various companies and since 2005 worked mostly for Forum Energy Metals. He graduated in 1969 from the University of Freiburg in Germany and in 1980 he received the PhD degree from Berlin Technical University. In 2007 he received the 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
Reza Deevsalar earned his Ph.D degree in petrology and geochemistry of magmatic systems from the Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran in 2015. In addition to his academic activities in multiple fields, including petrology, geochemistry and isotope geochemistry of magmatic systems, gemology, and magmatic-geothermal systems, Reza has contributed to several mineral exploration programs across Iran (mainly on gold, copper, iron deposits, and associated ore minerals), as a field and exploration geologist from 2009-2017. The most interesting part of geology research to Reza is the application of state-of-the-art analytical techniques and innovative approaches in the production of new data to consolidate and support the underground and surficial geological datasets in the creation of effective mineral prospecting and exploration models. After 4.5 years of doing research in the fields of geochemistry, radiogenic isotopes, and geochronology (Sep 2017 – Mar 2021) at the University of the Ryukyus (Okinawa, Japan), Reza started working on synchrotron-based research projects and EPR-CL-assisted U-exploration with Dr. Yuanming Pan’s research team at the Uof S.
Ayetullah Tunc is an M.Sc. student under the supervision of Dr. Yuanming Pan in Geological Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a dedicated exploration geologist and geologic mapper with a strong focus on unconformity-related uranium deposits in the Canadian Athabasca Basin, and phosphate-hosted uranium and thorium deposits, Turkey. Ayetullah’s research focuses on using synchrotron X-ray techniques (XANES-XRF) and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) for investigating ore systems with applications in mineral exploration. Ayetullah has performed on-site monitoring of well drilling operations along with surveying and mapping the site layout along with the geologic features associated with uranium mineralization as a field and well-site geologist for the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, Turkey (2018-2019).
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