• Jason Courneyea

    Jason Courneyea


    Jason joined MineralsEd in August of 2019, and in January of 2020 he became Director. Raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Jason brings fourteen years of experience in mineral exploration, working on projects ranging from grassroots exploration to active mine sites in many parts of Canada. He provides geology instruction at MineralsEd's teacher workshops and is involved in all other aspects of MineralsEd program development and delivery. His long-time affiliation with industry and passion for education provides a strong background for understanding both the world of education and the BC broad-based mining community.

  • Allegra Whistler

    Allegra Whistler

    Program Coordinator

    Allegra joined the MineralsEd team as the Program Coordinator in January 2021. Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Allegra graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Earth Sciences. Currently, she is a Geologist-in-Training and has worked as a Junior Geologist on mineral exploration projects in B.C. and Yukon. Allegra is an active outreach instructor and science communicator with over 10-years’ experience working with children. She loves learning and is fascinated by the natural wonders of our world. Her favourite type of work is engaging people – children and adults – through conversation and hands-on activities to spark curiosity and improve science literacy.