Christopher HamelB.Sc., P.Geo.
Vice President Exploration
Christopher “Chris” Hamel P.Geo., joined UEX in 2016 and held the positions of Chief Geologist from 2017 to 2020 and Exploration Manager since January 2021. Chris has been employed in mineral exploration industry 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 and UEX, Chris led the team that discovered the Powell Zone expansion at Cameco’s Eagle Point Mine on the Rabbit Lake Operation. As Cameco’s District Geologist, he was responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of exploration programs that led to the discovery of deposits at Fox Lake and Mann Lake.
As Chief Geologist and Exploration Manager at UEX, Chris has been able to participate in the planning and execution of successful drill programs at Christie Lake, West Bear, and the Hidden Bay Project in addition to the discovery at Michael Lake in 2021, all while helping to mentor junior geologists and help develop future opportunities for UEX. Chris is a Professional Geologist and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists of Saskatchewan.
Nathan BarsiB.Sc., P.Geo.
District Geologist Athabasca Basin
Nathan Barsi joined UEX in December, 2016 as a Project Geologist and most recently held the position of Senior Geologist with the Company. Nathan was a key member of the exploration team that discovered the Ōrora Deposit on the Christie Lake Project and has led UEX’s Co-Ni pioneering exploration efforts in the Athabasca Basin that defined resources at the West Bear Co-Ni Deposit and to the recent discovery of the Michael Lake Co-Ni Zone. Prior to joining UEX, Nathan was a member of Cameco’s exploration team and was involved in expanding resources at the JCU/Cameco’s Millennium Deposit and several other uranium discoveries in the Athabasca Basin. Nathan graduated in 2007 with a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Geologist and member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists of Saskatchewan.