TORONTO – On the evening of May 6 at the 2013 CIM Awards Gala, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum honoured dozens of its members, recognizing many of the mining industry's best and brightest.
The list of national winners is long and distinguished. Here are a few:
- Chuck Edwards of AMEC (Saskatoon, SK) won the CIM Distinguished Service Medal for exceptional services to the institute and the industry.
- Hendrick Falck of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (Yellowknife, NT) won the J.C. Sproule Memorial Plaque for his contribution to the appreciation of Canada's Arctic resource potential.
- John Cerne of Foraco Canada Western Division (Kamloops, BC) was awarded the Medal for Bravery, recognizing those who have risked their lives in attempting to rescue a fellow worker.
- Michael Samis, of Ernst & Young (Toronto) won the Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award.
- Jon Baird of CAMESE (Goodwood, ON) was awarded the Vale Medal for distinctive contributions to the mining industry.
- Gordon Peeling of Odd Rock Enterprise (Ottawa) won the Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development.
- Anthony George of Lucara Diamond Corp. (Vancouver) won the Underground Mining Society Award.
- Jason Dunning of Alamos Gold (Toronto) won the Julian Boldy Memorial Award sponsored by the Geological Society of CIM.
- Thompson Creek Metals (Endako, BC) won the Hatch-CIM Mining & Minerals project Development Safety Award for its Endako Mines expansion project.
- Xstrata Copper Kidd Operations (Timmins, ON), Potash Corporation New Brunswick Division (Sussex, NB), and Prairie Mines & Royalty Genesee mine (Warburg, AB) won John T. Ryan Trophies for safety excellence in their respective categories.
Click here for the entire list of winners – there are many, many more.