CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award


CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award

For exceptional achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders

Origins & Conditions



Since 2010, Bedford has proudly partnered with the Canadian Institute of Mining for the CIM–Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards. 


The CIM–Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards encourages and accelerates the development of leadership in Canadian mining by recognizing outstanding achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders.


  1. Their performance in terms of executing and achieving goals and objectives.
  2. How they engage others at different levels of the organization to help them feel valued and respected members of the company.
  3. Their expertise in team-building and improving team performance.
  4. Their sensitivity to social responsibility.          


Nominees must be either Canadian citizens or landed immigrants 39 years of age or younger working for any mining company, engineering/consulting firm, contractor or supplier in the industry anywhere in the world.


There can be multiple recipients of this award every year. This award is solely for individual nominations (no teams).



Kevin Bromfield

Kevin Bromfield is a senior project manager and director, project delivery–mining at Stantec. In his leadership role, he provides guidance to a capable team of mining professionals, overseeing business development, project management, and project delivery teams. His project experience in the field includes mine construction contracting, high speed lateral development, continuous improvement, alternative material handling systems, ore sorting, and shaft sinking.

He has a B.Sc. in mining engineering from Queen’s University as well as Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business. 


Shelby Yee

Shelby Yee is a geological engineer and the co-founder and CEO of RockMass, a geosciences technology firm that is modernizing mapping and data collection for geologists and engineers. Shelby has grown RockMass from a PhD thesis to a multinational corporation serving the world’s largest mining companies across five continents. Yee is a Queen’s University alumna, recipient of Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Young Mining Professionals Eira Thomas Award. She is also a board member of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and hopes to support the mining industry in its sustainability efforts.