CIM Awards Gala salutes Canada’s top performers

The Awards Gala of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) took place earlier this week at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Sponsored by Caterpillar and its Canadian dealers, this gala, held annually as...

The Awards Gala of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) took place earlier this week at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Sponsored by Caterpillar and its Canadian dealers, this gala, held annually as part of the CIM Conference & Exhibition, honours leaders that are integral to the sustainability of the mining and minerals industry. Awards were presented to 40 individuals and organizations for their contributions to and achievements in the sector.

Here are this year's winners:

John T. Ryan Trophy, Canada Trophy for Metal Mines
Xstrata Zinc Canada, Brunswick Mine, Bathurst, NB

John T. Ryan Trophy, Canada Trophy for Select Mines
Canadian Gypsum Company, Little Narrows, Little Narrows, NS

John T. Ryan Trophy, Canada Trophy for Coal Mines
Sherritt Coal, Paintearth Mine, Forestburg, AB

Mel W. Bartley Award
South Central BC Branch, Kamploops, BC

Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development
Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach, BC

CIM Distinguished Lecturers
Mrs. Cheryl Allen, Principle Ventilation Engineer at Vale, Copper Cliff, ON
Mr. George Eltringham, Vice President Technology at BHP Billiton, Houston, TX
Mr. Wayne Goodfellow, Research Scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Mr. Michel Jébrak, Chair and Professor at UQAM, Montreal, QC
Mr. Sergei Shipilov, Senior Consultant at Metallurgical Consulting Services, Calgary, AB
Mr. Philip Thwaites, Manager of the Process Control at Xstrata Process Support, Falconbridge, ON

CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards
Mr. Adam Tonnos - Director of Business Development & Coaching Partner at Corporate Symphony International, Sudbury, ON
Mr. Benjamin Gelber - Site Manager and Exploration Manager at Keegan Resources Inc., Vancouver, BC
Mr. Sean Samson - VP Corporate Development and Acting VP Operations at First Nickel Inc, Toronto, ON
Mrs. Heather White - VP Mining at NovaGold, Vancouver, BC

District 3 Distinguished Service Award
Mr. Stuart Greaves, Manager Mining Products at Toromont Cat, Lively, ON

Underground Mining Society Award
Mr. Charles Graham, Managing Director at Camiro Mining Division, Sudbury, ON

Barlow Memorial Medal
Mrs. Li Zhen Cheng, Professor at UQAT, Rouyn Noranda, QC

Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award
Mrs. Deborah McCombe, Executive Vice President at Roesco Postle Associates Inc., Toronto, ON

Julian Boldy Memorial Award
Mr. Garth Kirkham, Principal at Kirkham Geosystems Ldt., Burnaby, BC

J.C. Sproule Memorial Plaque
Mr. Shawn Ryan and Mrs. Cathy Wood, Ryan Gold, Whitehorse, YT

A.O. Dufresne Award
Mr. Alex C. Brown, Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Members Award
Mr. Robert Lipic, President and CEO at Mining Technologies Inc., Lively, ON

Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal
Mr. Stephen Quin, President and COO at Capstone Mining Corporation, Vancouver, BC

Vale Medal
Mr. Alfonso Grau, Retired Consultant mining and Metallurgy at Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium Inc., Montreal, QC

CIM Distinguished Service Medal
Mr. Robert Onucki, Senior Global Account Director, Mining at Sandvik Mining and Construction, Lively, ON

CIM Fellowships
Mr. Akram Alfantazi, Professor and Associate Dean Research at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Mr. Alan Beavan, Team Leader Mildred Lake Geology at Syncrude Canada, Fort McMurray, AB
Mr. David Forrester, Senior Mining Engineer at AECOM, Sydney, NS
Mr. David Robertson, Retired Partner of Cooper & Lybrand Consulting Group, Toronto, ON
Mr. Edmond Lam, Program Coordinator at Cameco Corporation, Port Hope, ON
Mr. Edward Patton, President at Emptech North Inc., Sudbury, ON
Mr. Edward Yates, President at Yates Mineral Consultants Inc., Toronto,ON
Mr. Georges Houlachi, Senior Scientist at Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, Shawinigan, QC
Mr. John Hadjigeorgiou, Chair and Director of the Lassonde Institute for Mining at University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Mr. Jean-Pierre Martin, Director at Aluminum Technology Center, Chicoutimi, QC
Mr. Luc Gagnon, Technical Director at CATN CN, Sept-Iles, QC
Mr. Nathan Stubina, Manager at Barrick Gold Coporation Technology Center, Toronto, ON
Mr. Tadeusz Dabrowski, Technical Director, Hydrogeology at Komex WorleyParsons, Calgary, AB

***Fifty-Year Club
Largo Albert, Lively, ON
Lorne M. Ames, Oakville, ON
Arthur E. Ball, Winnipeg,MB
Leonard Bednarz, Willowdale, ON
Merwin Bernstein, Santiago, Chile
Howard H. Bird, Oakville, ON
Robert L. Blake, Calgary, AB
Robert E. Buckley, Aurora, ON
Victor B. Cook, Thunder Bay, ON
M.Barry Dent, Toronto, ON
David J.Emery, Ottawa, ON
Karl Glackmeyer, Saint-Lazare, QC
William Hendry, Thunder Bay, ON
Eitel E. Hippler, Campbellville, ON
H. Dean Journeaux, Rockland, ON
Norman A. Jull, Bancroft, ON
Tad Kawase, Vancouver, BC
Klaus V. Konigsmann, Oakville, ON
J.S. Livermore, Reno, NV
A.W. Lockhart, Fredericton, NB
John A. Macdonald, Toronto, ON
Hugh McQueen, Montréal, QC
John A. Nightingale, Esterhazy, SK
D.W. Niosi, Vancouver, BC
A.R. Pasieka, Fonthill, ON
Leslie G.Price, Delta, BC
L.H. Rajala, Falconbridge, ON
J.S. Redpath, North Bay, ON
Robert J. Rodger, Surrey, BC
Douglas C. Ruse, Regina, SK
Donald William Tully, West Vancouver, BC
William J. Wolfe, Parksville, BC


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