The CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY AND PETROLEUM (CIM) executive director Jean Vavrek has announced the following appointments to its national office staff: Heather Ednie is director of media & communications and editor of the CIM Bulletin; Chantal Murphy is meeting co-ordinator; and Jean Marc Demers will join the organization on Feb. 9 as director of commercial operations.
The BC & YUKON CHAMBER OF MINES presented its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the mineral exploration and mining industry at its banquet Jan. 28. John Tognetti, president and CEO of Haywood Securities, received the Murray Pezim Award for perseverance and success in exploration financing. The H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration went to Dr. Peter E. Fox, president of Fox Geological Services. The team from Barrick Gold's Eskay Creek mine won the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development and operation.
Kevin Drover has been named COO of Toronto-based GLENCAIRN GOLD. He will be based in Toronto and responsible for the company's operations in Canada, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
SOUTH-MALARTIC EXPLORATION of Val d'Or, Que., has appointed Leon Method as president of the company. He has been a member of the South-Malartic board since 2001.
Ron S. Shimkus, formerly the president and CEO of Compania Minera Antamina, has joined CORRIENTE RESOURCES as senior VP of mining. He will guide the completion of the feasibility study for the Mirador copper-gold project in Ecuador and oversee the construction and operation of a 20,000-t/d plant on the site.
DYNATEC CORP. of Richmond Hill, Ont., has named Philippe Monier to the position of senior VP and CFO. Most recently he was CFO of BHP Billiton Base Metals.
Paul Jones has succeeded George Archibald as VP exploration at NUINSCO RESOURCES of Toronto. He worked many years with his predecessor as chief geologist for Nuinsco.