Don Bubar is a geoscientist with 40 years experience in mineral exploration and development in Canada. Mr. Bubar is a graduate of McGill University (B.Sc.1977) and Queen’s University (M.Sc.1981). From 1984 to 1994, he worked for Aur Resources Inc. as Exploration Manager and later VP, Exploration where he was involved in gold and base metal exploration on numerous projects in the Abitibi region of Quebec. This was highlighted by Aur’s discovery of the Louvicourt Copper-Zinc deposit in Val d’Or in 1989.
Since 1995, Mr. Bubar has been President and CEO of Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (formerly Avalon Rare Metals Inc.), a mineral development company with a primary focus on technology metals, including lithium, tin, indium and the rare earths.
Mr. Bubar served as a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) for nine years and Chair of its Aboriginal Affairs Committee from its creation in 2004 until retiring from the PDAC Board in 2013. He also serves on the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Science of McGill University and recently joined the Board of Directors of Mining Matters, a not-for-profit organization founded by PDAC to promote geoscience education and mining industry awareness to grade school students in Canada.