Chuck Edwards is director of metallurgy at AMEC’s office in Saskatoon. A Qualified Person in uranium metallurgy, Edwards is also a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
Experienced in R&D, operations, government service, consulting and engineering management, Edwards began his career in the uranium industry with Eldorado Nuclear in 1978.
He has been involved in the engineering design of all of the currently operating uranium facilities in Saskatchewan, including the Cigar Lake project. He has been a technical consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria since 1999.
A long time member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), he served as chairman of the Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Division in 1999, and as chairman of the URANIUM 2000 international symposium in Saskatoon.
Edwards was a CIM Distinguished Lecturer in 2003 - 2004, and was awarded a CIM Fellowship in 2004. He served as CIM District 4 vice-president from 2004 to 2006, and is now CIM president.
He was awarded the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers gold medal for Extractive Metallurgy Technology in 1987, the Canadian Mineral Processors Best Presentation Award in 1997 and 2007, and he was the 2001 CMP Mineral Processor of the Year.
University of Saskatchewan
Edwards is a professional affiliate of the College of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan and serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Saskatchewan Mineral Research Centre. He was engineer-in-residence for the Department of Chemical Engineering for 2009.
In 2007-2008 Chuck Edwards served on Canada’s National Advisory Board on Minerals and Metals, with specific responsibility to the CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories. He also served on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan from 1999 through 2007.