Hani Mitri is the Director of Mining at McGill University and a professional engineer in the province of Quebec. During the past 25 years, he has made technical and scientific contributions as an educator, researcher and consultant in the mining industry. He has more than 200 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, and has supervised more than 40 Master's and PhD students. He is associate editor and editorial board member of several international journals. He chaired and co-chaired several international conferences. He was the 2007 Technical Program Chair and the 2011 Technical Program Co-Chair of the CIM Convention. He has also served as chair of the Montreal Branch of CIM.