Faculty – Mining Engineering Technician


  • Don Hillier, BASc., P. Eng.
    Phone: 705-672-3376 ext. 1-8835

    Don has been with Northern College for 37 years and brings to the program a wealth of knowledge in many areas. He has taught Mining, AutoCAD, Geology and Mineralogy I to VI, Ground Control and computers. He has also taught the Mining Geology bridge course for the Queen’s University BTech Mining Engineering Degree. Don has a degree in Geological engineering from Queen’s University and is actively involved in supporting local mining-related activities. For the past twelve years, Don has organized the Gangue-ster’s Gem and Mineral show here at the college. This hugely successful event draws many exhibitors and attendees from the local community.

  • Gaetan St. Denis, B. Eng., P. Eng.
    Phone: 705-672-3376 ext. 1-8834

    With over 26 years of experience in Mining and Forestry Industries, including Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Exploration, Development and Re-Commissioning, Gaetan has a wealth of knowledge which he shares in many core courses. He has been with the college for over 12 years, participate in applied research and continues to help keep our curriculum and course ware cutting edge.