On April 30 2017, a group of individuals from various Canadian universities with mining programs met to discuss issues of common interest, most notably summer and co-op jobs for mining students. The meeting agenda extended to other topics, such as the creation of a unified curriculum for a course on mine health and safety, and a request to NSERC to consider the formation of a grant selection committee specifically for mining and mineral processing researchers. It appeared that there is interest to meet annually during the CIM Convention. Hani Mitri proposed a motion that this group be recognized by CIM as a permanent Canadian Mining Schools Committee. The motion was unanimously accepted by those in attendance. The Terms of Reference were approved by CIM Council on December 2, 2017.
Who can join
Anyone who is affiliated with a post-secondary institution that has a program in mining engineering or mineral processing. This includes colleges and universities that have mining as full degree program or as an option (like University of Saskatchewan). Part-time faculty members are eligible to join.
A forum connecting people to shape the future of Canadian mining education and research
To inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen Canadian mining educational institutes
Maintain Canada’s position as a world class leader in mining education.
Scott Dunbar, Chair
Hani Mitri, Vice Chair
Markus Timusk, Secretary
1. Promote education in mining engineering
2. Facilitate communication and exchange between Canadian mining schools
3. Encourage technology transfer efforts through workshops and seminars
4. Liaise with national, international, and non-profit organizations such as the Mining Association of Canada, MiHR, and the Society of Mining Professors
5. Liaise with government funding agencies like NSERC
6. Support the organization of international conferences and specialty symposia
7. Recognize excellence in mining education and research
8. Promote CIM membership to academics and students