Modern, responsible mining relies on a diverse team of experts and professionals from geologists to hydrologists, chemists and biologists, engineers, accountants and sustainable development specialists. In our new Beyond Borders blog, we ask some of Barrick’s experts to share their perspectives.
August 22, 2015
Athletes drive and determination to reach the podium truly inspiring
It is no secret that the past several years in the mining industry have been challenging. The gold price is down 40 percent since peaking in September 2011 and share prices have come under significant pressure. Change and uncertainty have been near constants. At Barrick, we believe we are taking the right steps to emerge stronger than ever, however many of our people are understandably wondering when things will turn for the better. How do...
August 06, 2015
BLOG: Serving neighbor Nepal
This past spring, Nepal was rocked by devastating earthquakes that left thousands dead and millions homeless. In late May, Barrick’s Arun Rai went on a relief mission to Nepal with his wife, Anju.
August 02, 2015
Best. Week. Ever.
Sarah Wells can now add Pan Am silver medalist to her already impressive resume. The 400-meter Canadian hurdler earned the medal on July 22, capping a tumultuous journey to the podium that required her to overcome a devastating stress fracture injury.
July 20, 2015
The journey is its own reward
Sarah Wells en route to victory at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Edmonton on July 4.I often tell others that they should always strive for excellence, while never forgetting to enjoy the journey. That may seem simple enough, but it’s something I must remind myself of often. Returning from injury this season has been such a mental grind — constantly striving to get back to my old self and run close to my...
July 03, 2015
The last hurdle
With just 40 meters to the finish, Wells’ trail leg clips the last hurdle.It was the last day to qualify for the Pan Am Games. The gun went off. I executed my race plan and was leading by a wide margin. I could see the finish line. This was about to be MY race! I was on pace for a season’s best performance and seconds away from securing my spot in the Games. Then, on...