February 2010

Celebrating success at local student night

Students and professionals share work experiences in Vancouver

By A. Doll


CIM president Michael Allan (far right, top row) with student winners

On November 19, 2009, the CIM Vancouver Branch held its Annual Student Night at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Over 200 people, more than half of them students, were on hand to listen to keynote speaker Don Lindsay track his career path — from his first job in Labrador City to his present role as president and CEO of Teck Resources Limited.

Other speakers that evening included: CIM president Michael Allan; Sheila Stenzel, director of the Mineral Resources Education Program of BC; Dave Sharpless, chair of the Mining Suppliers Association of BC (and sponsor of the event); and second-year British Columbia Institute of Technology student Bryan Farbridge, who spoke about his summer work experience at Hawthorne Gold Corporation’s exploration properties near Cassiar, BC.

Several student prizes were given out, including ten $500 undergraduate student book prizes and a $5,000 graduate research award to UBC student Leopoldo Gutierez. Simon Frazer University student Adrian Smith received the Turnbull Cup, a $500 cash reward for the best photo entry related to mining.

Alex Doll is the CIM Vancouver Branch past chair.

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