AME BC Staff


Jonathan Buchanan

Director, Information & Public Affairs

Jonathan joined AME in 2005. Jonathan grew up in the mining town of Elliot Lake, Ontario, and first moved to BC to study at the University of British Columbia, graduating with a B.A. in Geography. In addition to a background in communications for the mineral exploration and mining sector, Jonathan has studied, lived, and worked in Japan, and is the author of Inside the Torii Gate: The Journal of an Exchange Student in Japan.

As Director, Information & Public Affairs, Jonathan is responsible for AME publications, media relations, health and safety awareness and awards, and presentations to industry and governments. As Editor of AME’s magazine, Mineral Exploration, Jonathan works with the Editorial Board to select themes and story lines that reflect the interests of the readership.

Jonathan serves as 2015-2016 Chair of the BC Technical & Research Committee on Reclamation and is a member of the Health & Safety Committee of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. He has received the Advanced Communicator Gold award from Toastmasters International, and is an active member of Vancore Toastmasters.

Jonathan lives with wife Joanna and their three children in Delta.

Ph: 604.630.3923