Award nominations - what you need to know

Who can nominate a candidate?

CIM house awards are nominated by and/or awarded to CIM members only, while sponsored awards are open for general nomination. Members of the Awards Judging committee shall not be party to the nomination process. 

How do I nominate a candidate?

Each award has its own conditions. Please ensure that the nominee meets the criteria. 

  1. See the Awards section to find out more about each award and what it takes to submit a complete nomination.
  2. Click on Nominate a candidate.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete your nomination. 


Supporting documents

  • Nominations must be submitted with one or several supporting pieces such as the candidate’s CV, biography, published articles or other required materials.
  • Nominations for the Distinguished Lecturers must include a lecture abstract. 
  • All requirements are clearly listed on each of the nomination pages. 

Award Winner Spotlight

CIM has a long and proud tradition of honouring the accomplishments of those who excel in the industry. The achievements and dedication of our award winners make Canada a force to be reckoned with in the mining world. Their legacy inspires tomorrow's leaders.

Past Award Winners

It doesn’t matter whether you are a research geologist who has worked a lifetime in a laboratory or a new graduate just getting started, always seek to do your best and contribute to society. Success tends to follow you when you are doing what you love and you are doing it to the best of your abilities.

Gary Sutton, 2020 Winner of the Barlow Medal