Mr. Ansdell obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Oxford University in 1982, Master of Science from University of Alberta in 1984, and Ph.D. from University of Saskatchewan in 1992. Kevin has been a faculty member of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan since completing a post-doctoral fellowship with the Geological Survey of Canada in 1993. He has been actively involved in the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of petrology, mineral deposits, tectonics, Precambrian Geology, and isotope geology.
Kevin has a varied background in Mineral Deposits. He worked for Anglo-American as a Mine Geologist in the Witwatersrand Gold Fields, and Western Mining Corporation as an Exploration Geologist in northern Australia. Kevin has been involved in research projects, including those with students that have examined the geology, geochronology, geochemistry, petrology, paragenesis, and fluid evolution of orogenic gold, sediment-hosted and volcanic-hosted base metal, unconformity uranium, and rare earth element mineralization, and the rocks with which they are associated, especially in the Precambrian Shield of Canada.
Kevin joined the North Rim team in March, 2011. He provides technical assistance to the geology team using his experience in a variety of mineral deposits.
Kevin Ansdell is a Professional Geoscientist with Permission to Consult; he has been active with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) having served as Chair of the Student Development Committee and as a member of the Academic Review, Professional Examination, and Nominations committees.