VANCOUVER – The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
met earlier this month for their annual convention and tradeshow. A highlight of the week was the awards banquet where many of Canada’s best and brightest in the mining industry were awarded.
Here is a selected list of the winners:
McParland Memorial Award
to Allan Akerman of Akerman Consultants.
Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining
to Graham Clow of Roscoe Postle Associates
Julian Boldy Geological Society Service
award to Damien Duff of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovations.
CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leader Awards
to Anne Gent of Cameco Corp., Dominique Girard of Agnico Eagle, Andrew Randell of SGDS Hive, and David Stein of Aberdeen International.
John T. Ryan Safety Trophies
to Teck Coal’s Greenhills Operations, Mosaic Potash’s K1 mine, North American Construction for the Kearl Lake site, Cameco’s McArthur River mine, Rambler Metals and Mining’s Ming mine, PotashCorp’s New Brunswick Division, DeBeers Canada’s Victor mine, and Vale’s Voiseys Bay mine.
CIM Fellowship and Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award
to Eric Hinton of Boge & Boge.
Selwyn Blaylock Medal
to Chuck Jeannes of Goldcorop.
CIM Community Service Award
to Oliver Koski of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation.
Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development
to Dr. David T. Lynch of the University of Alberta.
Hatch-CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety Awards
to Cameco Corp. for the McArthur River electrical substation project and to Glencore’s process gas project.
Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award
to William H. McNeil of Scotiabank (retired).
J.C. Sproule Award
to Dr. James Mortensen of the University of British Columbia.
CIM Presidents’ Role Model Medal
to Fenna Poelzer of Abalone Construction Group.
A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award
Robert A Quartermain of Pretium Resources.
The complete list of honorees can be read at http://CIM.org/en/Services/CIM-Awards/2016-CIM-Award-Winners.aspx