VANCOUVER – Earlier this week, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum held its annual general meeting and trade show in this west coast city. Among the highlights was the awards ceremony honouring many of the best in this country's mining industry.
Here are some of the highlights:
John T. Ryan Safety Trophies – Teck Coal's Greenhills operations (coal mines), Cameco's McArthur River mine and Barrick Gold's, Williams mine (metal mines), and in the select mines category, Graymont's Bedford plant, Graymont Western's Faulkner plant, and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan's New Brunswick Division.
Hatch-CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety Award -
Teck's Highland Valley Copper mill optimization project.
Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award
CIM GTA West Branch, Oakville, ON.
Towards Sustainable Mining Awards – Community Engagement Award to IamGold's Essakane mine; Environmental Excellence Award to Syncrude Canada.
Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development –
Michael P. Sudbury of Michael P. Sudbury Consulting Services.
HR Diversity Award from the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) – Teck Resources.
Western District Distinguished Service Award – Patty Moore of Tetra Tech.
Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award – BHP Billiton's Jansen mine development team.
McParland Memorial Award for Excellence in Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability – André Lemay of André Lemay and Associates.
Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award – John R. Ing, of Maison Placements Canada.
J.C. Sproule Northern Exploration Award – Kaminak Gold discovery team.
A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award – David Palmer of Probe Mines.
CIM Presidents' Role Model Medal – Catharine Shaw of Golder Associates.
CIM Community Service Award – Allan D. Akerman of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI).
Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining – Ross Beaty of Pan American Silver.
CIM Distinguished Service Medal – Donald R. Lindsay of Teck Resources.