Michael Hitch, PhD., P.Geol. is an Associate Professor at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia. He is a licensed Professional Geologist and Engineer in British Columbia. Dr. Hitch current research includes Anthropocentric CO2 sequestration with reactive mine waste rock, aboriginal input and participation in mine design and operation and Sustainable Resource utilization. Dr. Hitch received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in, a Master of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD in Environmental and Resource Studies from the University of Waterloo.