Job Title:Senior Vice President, Project Evaluations
Employer:Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Grad Year:1985
Degree(s):M. Sc. - Earth Sciences
Major(s):Earth Sciences
Expertise:Engineering, Toronto Area

What makes you a good mentor?

As a mentor, I hope to help an earth sciences student preparing to enter the workforce either in the mineral exploration and metal mining industry, academia or government with some insights from my own experience; I also expect to learn from the "mentee" (what kind of a word is that?) because hearing about someone else's experiences, accomplishments and goals is enriching.

About Marc Legault

I was born and raised in Ottawa, just southwest of Carleton but I settled with my family in the Val d’Or region of northwestern Quebec for almost 20 years; now I live in Mississauga and work in Toronto. A geologist by profession, I’m the Senior Vice-President, responsible for Project Evaluations, of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and have been with the Company for almost 27 years. I’ve held my current position since February 2012. Prior to this appointment, I served as Vice-President, Project Development and Manager, Project Evaluations, based in Toronto, Ontario since 2002. Previously, I held various mine operation and exploration roles, as a geologist in the Company’s divisions, including Chief Geologist at the LaRonde Division in Cadillac, Quebec.

Prior to 1988, I worked as an exploration geologist for a few junior and intermediate exploration and development companies principally in Quebec, Ontario and in British Columbia. I’m a Professional Engineer, registered in both the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and a graduate of both Queen’s University (Honours B.Sc. in geological engineering in 1982) and Carleton University (M.Sc. in geology in 1985).​ I am a member of a few CIM committees, namely CIMVal and Mineral Estimation Best Practices. Apart from my family, my other passion right now is music (I’m in rock and roll band).