2010 Assayer Trainee Scholarship -Loida Smith

I am originally from the Philippines and came to Canada in 1974. I have been working at Vale (formerly Inco Limited) Technical Services Laboratory for 21 years as a senior analyst. Vale research lab is located in Mississauga, Ontario. Over the years I continue upgrading my technical skills taking part time courses, attending conferences, visiting various mining sites, meeting wonderful and smart people along the way. Married with no children and at age 60 comes July 2011, I hope to finished Assayer Certification course at BCIT.

I love gardening and fishing, a bit of golf and someday I plan to take a long train trip to BC.