AJ Gunson has a B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc. in Mining Engineering and has over 12 years of experience in the industry. He is completing his PhD in the area of mine water system design at the NBK Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia and has published several papers on the topic. He was an instructor of mineral processing as well as the director of the NBK Institute's Master of Engineering Program. He is currently consulting with Fluor Canada as a Process Lead on a large copper concentrator EPCM project.