Christopher HamelB.Sc., P.Geo.
Christopher “Chris” Hamel is the Exploration Manager for UEX. He joined the UEX team in December 2016 and was Chief Geologist from July 2017 to the end of 2020 before changing to his current role. Chris has worked in exploration since completing his B.Sc. at the university of Saskatchewan in 2001, working with DeBeers Canada Exploration and Cameco Corporation prior to joining UEX. Involved in a number of discoveries while at Cameco, Chris lead the team that discovered the Powell Zone expansion at Eagle Point. As District Geologist he oversaw the planning and execution of Cameco’s exploration programs that lead to the discovery of deposits at Fox Lake and Mann Lake, along with mineralized showings on other projects. As Chief Geologist at UEX Chris has been able to participate in the planning and execution of successful drill programs at Christie Lake, West Bear, and Hidden Bay while helping to mentor junior geologists and help develop future opportunities for UEX.
Nathan BarsiB.Sc., P.Geo.
Nathan Barsi joined the UEX team in December of 2016. Nathan is a Professional Geoscientist and obtained his B.Sc. in geological science from the University of Saskatchewan in 2007. He worked for Cameco Corporation from the spring 2007 to the fall of 2016. At Cameco, Nathan explored for uranium mineralization in the Athabasca, Otish, and McArthur Sandstone basins. He assisted in expanding the resource at the Millennium deposit and was part of numerous discoveries of unconformity and basement hosted mineralization on various projects as both a team member and project leader. As a Project Geologist at UEX Nathan successfully lead the team that defined the Cobalt-Nickel resource on the West Bear project and identified the first of a new type of cobalt deposit in the Athabasca Basin. Other contributions during his time with UEX resulted in discovering new mineralization at the Orora Zone on the Christie Lake project and assisting with the development and planning of new opportunities.
Mitchell Pezderic joined UEX in September 2016 as a junior geologist. He obtained a B.Sc. with honors from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014. He worked as a summer student for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment in the Coal and Southern Operations division where he conducted risk assessments related to ground subsidence and sinkholes at abandoned coal mines and co-developed the Abandoned Coal Mine Assessment Program. Currently he has been with UEX for 4 years primarily as a logging geologist for the Christie Lake and West Bear Projects. He also acted as project leader for the 2019 drill program at UEX’s McClean South drill program.