Personal Profile of Dr. Hugh C. C. Morris
Hugh C. Morris is a Mineral Industry Consultant in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He received his BS and PhD in Mining Geology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and has 50 years experience in the mineral industry. He spent 18 years with Cominco Ltd., becoming Director of Exploration. From 1983 to 1993 he was Chairman and CEO of Imperial Metals Corporation, a Canadian company mining gold, copper and uranium. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Eldorado Gold Corporation, a Canadian gold company with operations in Brazil and Turkey; and is a director of Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., Diamondex Resources Ltd., and Eureka Resources Inc.
Dr. Morris has participated extensively in scientific and professional activities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and from 1994 to 1999 was Chairman of the Canadian Global Change Program, a program of the RSC. He is a member of the Geological Association of Canada (President in 1983), the Geological Society of America, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He has been on a number of Canadian Government committees and was a member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Lithoprobe project, Canada's nationwide deep seismic investigation; a director on the Board of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, a mathematics research network embracing the seven Western Canadian universities, and a director on the Board of the MITACS, one of the Canadian government sponsored Networks of Centres of Excellence.