Wednesday Edition


AMEC - CIM Convention Silver Sponsor

Joy Global Gala

Rockin’ out

After three jam-packed days, convention-goers relished the opportunity to put on their dancing shoes and let loose at the Joy Global Gala Tuesday night. Read More


Women in Mining volunteers

Talking diversity at Women in Mining Reception

More than 300 CIM Convention 2014 attendees gathered for the Women in Mining Reception on Tuesday to discuss barriers holding women back from careers in the industry and what can be done to break down those walls. Read More


 Student Industry Luncheon

Meeting mentors

Forecasted worker shortages seemingly top every list of pending mining crises. But finding work especially when you do not have much experience can still be difficult without a company connection.

With this in mind, roughly 80 students, recent graduates and mining professionals attended the annual Student Industry Luncheon, which gives young people the opportunity to meet consultants, engineers, geologists and mining leaders. Read More

Technical Session participants

The process of partnerships

Individual relationships often define partnerships between mine operations and local communities. The inevitable staff turnover at mine sites, however, means that those valuable relationships are easily undone. And so to guarantee continuity, explained Candace Ramcharan of Rio Tinto Fer et Titane, good governance has to be in place to ensure connections are not lost. Read More

Jean Vavrek at the Knowledge Breakfast 

Thinking globally

We all have our nightmare travel stories. On Tuesday morning, Jean Vavrek, CIM’s Executive Director, shared one of his with a group of internationally inclined and interested delegates at Tuesday morning’s knowledge breakfast events. Read More

Patricia Ceron 

Valuable conversations at the CIM Expo!

With 500 companies from all sectors of the mining industry exhibiting in Vancouver, there is a little bit of something for everyone. CIM sat down with Patricia Ceron, Marketing Manager from Dassault Systèmes Geovia, to see how the Expo! has been so far. Dassault provides 3D software for mine planning, surface and underground scheduling, and resource modelling among other applications. Read More

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