Amanda McCallum - Chair

Owner & President, Ignite Education Inc.


Amanda is owner and President with her business Ignite Education Inc. in St. John’s, NL. She is a geologist, prospector and educator with 20 years experience. Her primary areas of professional services include geoscience education and outreach, project management, public relations, STEM communications, geological heritage and geopark development. Amanda’s had a progressive career leading international, national and regional projects, including serving as the past Chair of NL Mining Week, Chair/Founder NL Women in Mining Forum and author of the Women in Mining Career Connections Guide. She recently created the application dossier for Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark and led this international project to secure Newfoundland and Labrador’s first UNESCO Global Geopark designation. 

Amanda has a Bachelor of Science (Geology) and a Bachelor of Education degree, both from Memorial University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich School of Business, York University. Amanda has been a Director with Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) since 2017. She is also the President of the Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) and Outreach Director with the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES).

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