November 2010

Student Life

Queen’s University launches CIM student chapter

By Jocelyn Dahme

Queen's CIM Student Chapter launch

The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF) table at the Queen’s CIM Student Chapter launch. From left to right: Vic Pakalnis, Professor in Mining and Sustainability; Glenn Clark, President of CMMF; Kelly Bateman and Stephanie Zimmerling, Queen’s students; and Chris Twigge-Molecey, President of CIM  | Photo courtesy of Adam Walker

On September 21, 2010, a group made up of 82 students, faculty and CIM members gathered at the Clark Hall Pub at Queen’s University to celebrate the launch of the new Queen’s CIM Student Chapter.

CIM president Chris Twigge-Molecey spoke to the crowd about the vast array of careers, challenges and innovations in the mining industry today. Of particular interest to the students in attendance were his opinions on the industry’s future and the growing opportunities in China and South America, for which he recommends learning Mandarin and Spanish as two emerging languages of importance to global mining.

The new CIM Student Chapter at Queen’s University will give student members the opportunity to make new contacts and learn first-hand from industry veterans. Students will also be able to take advantage of networking opportunities at CIM meetings and career forums to help them in their searches for summer jobs or post degree employment.

Queen’s University is excited to welcome CIM to its campus. The students are looking forward to nurturing their relationship with the Canadian mining, metals and energy industries through such a celebrated organization and are ready to explore the future of Canadian mining alongside their industry counterparts.


Jocelyn Dahme
Jocelyn Dahme is a second-year mining engineering student at Queen’s University.

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