Meet the Team

Our volunteers all share a passion for helping students succeed in the mining industry. Meet some of the amazing team members who continue to make Bourses YMP a growing success!


Stephen is the CEO and Director of Orefinders Resources and QC Copper & Gold, both TSX Venture listed companies. He also serves as Chairman of Baselode Energy and Mistango River Resources. He is also founder of the Ore Group, a private natural resource discovery and development company.

Stephen is the Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization and fund, which supports mining engineering and geology education in Canada.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.


Tony has been in the industry for nearly a decade, and if you ever go to a mining social, he will probably be there too.  To him, mining offers an opportunity to see the world and help the world, and he wants to do everything he can to spread the best-kept secret, which is that Mining Rocks!

Mélanie LaRoche-Boisvert

Mélanie recently finished her Master’s in Mining Engineering at McGill University, finally joining the workforce as a junior mining engineer at DRA. She has been a volunteer with Women in Mining Canada since 2016, as a co-founder and judge for the Student Trailblazer Award and the Rick Hutson Mentorship Award.

With YMP Toronto, she helps organise events and programs to support young mining professionals and especially students, for whom she has a soft spot. When she isn’t working or volunteering, Mélanie enjoys baking, learning new languages and puzzles. 


Alex is new to the mining industry and working towards her Mining Engineering degree at BCIT. With YMP, she uses her creative side to manage the website and help with any other design-related projects.

Alex hopes to continue to share her passion for the industry and expose students to its amazing unique and dynamic nature.

Contribute to the fund

Young Mining Professionals Scholarship Fund is a registered charity accepting contributions and donations to fund scholarships for students enrolled in mining-related post-secondary education. YMP Scholarship Fund will issue official donation receipts.