Mr. Burzynski holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Science in exploration and mineral economics (MINEX) degree from Queen’s University. He is a registered P.Geo. in the province of Québec, and has over 25 years experience as a professional geologist on international mining and development projects. As well as serving as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Mining Inc., John has been Senior Vice President, New Business Development and Director of Osisko Gold Royalties since its inception in June 2014.
Mr. Burzynski was one of the three original founders of Osisko Exploration/Osisko Mining Corp., and up until 2014 was the Vice President, Business Development. Among other awards, Mr. Burzynski was a co-winner together with Sean Roosen and Robert Wares of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canadas “Prospector of the Year Award” for 2007 and the Northern Miner’s “Mining Men of the Year” for 2009.
John currently serves as a Director with Osisko Mining Inc., Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd., O3 Mining Inc. and Major Drilling Group International Inc., and is also a founding member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG, a private resource fund based in Europe.