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John Steen

John Steen was born in Tasmania. He says it’s not the end of the earth, but you can see it from there. As a boy he was the kid with the huge rock collection who got a geology pick for his birthday. At the age of 7 he designed his first mine plan for the back yard, complete with overly optimistic projections of gold mineralization. He became interested in science and technology at the University of Tasmania and completed a PhD in biochemistry, but figured out he was a terrible lab scientist. He then finished a PhD in innovation strategy at the University of Queensland and was later head of the entrepreneurship and strategy department at UQ Business School. He joined the University of British Columbia in 2019 as the EY Distinguished Scholar in Global Mining Futures and is Director at the Bradshaw Research Initiative in Mining and Minerals at UBC. In his free time he likes skiing and playing classical guitar and wishes he was better at both.

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