CIM Fellowship

For outstanding continuous contributions to CIM and/or the mining, metallurgical and petroleum industries

Origins & Conditions


The CIM Fellowship award was established by CIM Council in November 1986. The award differs from existing CIM awards in that a larger number of members can be recognized – up to 10% of the membership can be CIM Fellows – and the recognition visibly continues after the time of presentation.

A CIM Fellow can place "FCIM" after his name when deemed appropriate.

The selection of CIM Fellowship award winners is under the auspices of the CIM President-Elect, and recipients are chosen through a three-tier process designed to promote uniformity and fairness.

The Fellowship Award will consist of a certificate suitable for framing, and will be presented at the annual CIM Convention.

With the Fellowship Award, CIM recognizes many of its distinguished members for their achievements and contributions. 

The CIM Fellowship criteria and other information:

  1.  Candidates shall have a minimum of ten (10) years of current, continuous CIM National membership. The following criteria shall be considered in the selection of CIM Fellows:

    (a) Contributions to CIM;

    (b) Contributions to the mining, metallurgical and petroleum industry;

    (c) Contributions to society and humanity;

    (d) Contributions to education;

    (e) Special distinction (awards, honours previously received);

    (f) Other significant contributions.

  2. A citation not to exceed 15 words shall appear on the Nomination Form.
  3. Nominees must be CIM National Members.
  4. No posthumous Fellow nominations shall be considered.
  5. Fellow membership for any individual shall not remain in effect unless his/her membership is in force.



Jacqueline Allison

Jacqueline Allison has more than 20 years of experience working for major financial institutions and mining companies in the fields of financial analysis, investment management and investor relations. She holds an MSc (Applied) in mineral exploration and a PhD in mineral economics from McGill University, where she developed computer gaming for mineral project decision making.

Allison joined CIM in 1984 and has been active in the Management and Economics Society (MES), participating in the organization of symposia, Mining and Finance Day, and the Rocks and Stocks conference. She chaired the society’s Education Committee for more than 10 years and founded the annual Student Day which highlights careers in mineral economics and provides networking opportunities. She is chair of MES, member of CIM Council and Executive Committee, trustee of CIM Foundation, member of Humber College Finance Degree Program Advisory Committee and a corporate director.


Kim Bittman

Kim Bittman has spent the last 36 years of her career as an environmental professional that supports the mining community, beginning in Tumbler Ridge, BC and thereafter in Vancouver at mine corporate offices and as president of her own consulting firm. Early in her career as the manager of the environmental department at an open-pit coal mine, she became keenly interested in mine reclamation and sustainability issues. This in turn led her to be a member of many committees where she wished to focus on her strong belief that mining can be successfully reclaimed to restore pre-mining biodiversity and Community/First Nation land use desires, and to promote Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) standards in mining. She has been a long-time member and honorary member/webmaster of the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR). She was vice-chair of the Land Access and Use Committee of AMEBC until 2019 and also served as an executive of the CIM Environmental and Social Responsibility Society. She now represents AME at the BC Code Review Committee of the BC Ministry of Mines.