From left: Caroline Desfossés, Jean-François Dorion and Marie-Claude Daigle
Each year since 1980, the Foundation of the CIM Thetford Mines Branch awards scholarships to students in the Thetford Mines area studying in geology, mining and metallurgy at the Cegep and university levels.
This year’s recipients are: Jean-François Dorion, professor in the mineral technology department of Cégep de Thetford and PhD student (mining engineering) at Université Laval à Québec ($1,200); and Marie-Claude Daigle and Caroline Desfossé, both third-year geology students at Cégep de Thetford ($750 each).
The scholarships were awarded during the branch’s annual curling tournament held at the Club de Golf et de Curling de Thetford Mines on February 1 and 2. The 2008-2009 executive was also elected — Pierre Laroche, president, François Jacques, vice president, and Richard Rodrigue, treasurer.
Pierre Laroche is President of the Thetford Mines Branch.