Canadian Mining Schools Committee

Created as a forum connecting people to shape the future of Canadian mining education and research, the Canadian Mining Schools Academic Committee (CMSAC) seeks to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen Canadian mining educational institutes. The CMSAC is involved in promoting education in mining engineering; facilitating communication and exchange between Canadian mining schools; encouraging technology transfer efforts through workshops and seminars; liaising with national, international and non-profit organizations such as MAC, MiHR and the Society of Mining Professors; liaising with government funding agencies; supporting the organization of international conferences and symposiums; recognizing excellence in mining education and research; and promoting CIM membership to academics and students.

Committee Members


Hani Mitri
McGill University

Vice-Chair, Membership

Robert Hall
University of Alberta

Vice Chair, Communications

Anne Johnson
Queen's University

Director – Mining Sustainability

Edith Garneau

Director – Academic Programs

Claudia Mueller
York University

Director – Mine Safety

Vic Pakalnis

Become a CIM Member

A CIM membership can help enhance your professional profile, develop your business network and build your company’s profile. The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum offers multiple membership types, with different levels of engagement to meet any mining industry professional’s business needs and career goals.

Join CIM

CIM is far more than a technical meeting, it’s a community.

Hani Mitri, Professor at McGill University and CIM Fellow