[caption id="attachment_1003716680" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Top (from left) James Carter, Rob McEwen, Donald McLeod. Bottom (left) William (Steve) Vaughan and John Zigarlick. Jr.
TORONTO – Canadian mining giant Robert McEwen leads a list of outstanding inductees for the 29th annual Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
induction ceremony. This year the Hall of Fame will add five new inductees to join the long list of extraordinary Canadian mining leaders at the annual dinner held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
is a giant in the history of Canada's oil sands and a leader in their sustainable development. He transformed Fort McMurray, AB, into a powerful economic engine for the nation while building Syncrude Canada into one of the world's largest and most successful energy producers.
Robert (Rob) McEwen
is one of Canada's most innovative, original and dynamic mining entrepreneurs. He is best known for transforming Goldcorp from a holding company into a global gold mining powerhouse and revitalizing Ontario's Red Lake gold mines.
is an iconic figure in Canada's mining industry and an inspirational role model for young mining entrepreneurs. Born in Stewart, BC, he is best known for developing the Brandywine and Summit gold mines in British Columbia, and for making high grade gold discoveries at the Brucejack project.
William (Steve) Vaughan
has helped elevate the stature of Canada's mining industry at home and abroad as a leading expert and advisor on natural resource law, project finance and mineral policy matters for more than 40 years.
John Zigarlick, Jr.
was a visionary mine maker and company builder who left an enduring legacy in Canada's North through innovative infrastructure development and the formation of progressive aboriginal business partnerships.
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Awards dinner was held Jan. 12, 2017, in Toronto.
More information about the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is available at www.MiningHallOfFame.ca