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2013-07-24Multi-stakeholder workshop reinforces industry stakeholder engagement efforts

The Environmental and Social Responsibility Society of CIM and the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have pooled resources to hold stakeholder engagement activities at the World Mining Congress (WMC), which is to be held in Montreal this August 11 to 15. The activities, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 11 will consist of a multi-stakeholder engagement dialogues session and an activity to facilitate partnership opportunities between industry and NGOs.

2013-07-08COSMO Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory focuses on global asset optimization under uncertainty

On June 20, 45 industry professionals and academics from across the globe gathered at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, to hear about the latest findings of the COSMO Stochastic Laboratory researchers at COSMO’s biannual Technical Day. Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, with the support of six mining industry partners, aims to optimize mineral resource development under uncertain conditions by applying mathematical models and risk analysis to mine planning, design and production scheduling. This year, the focus was on global asset optimization of open-pit mining complexes.

2013-06-20GMSG and EMERST joint workshop tackles technology standards for safety

The Global Mining and Standards Group (GMSG) joined forces with the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT) to host “Innovative Solutions to Drive a Safer Mining Workplace through Technology” a workshop focused on both groups recent efforts to establish technology standards for improving mining equipment safety and performance.

2013-06-17Philip Thwaites shares insight on process control with industry in Peru

CIM Distinguished Lecturer Philip Thwaites brought his expertise on automation of process control to mining professionals in Peru, through three Distinguished Lecturer presentations held from May 29 to 31. Thwaites, who is currently manager of the process control group at the Xstrata Process Support Centre, presented, “Manual control, process automation – or operational performance excellence? What is the difference?”

2013-06-10Watch highlights of M4S Toronto 2013

More than 2,500 students and teachers took part in this year’s Mining for Society show, which took place May 2 to 4 in the exhibition hall of the Queen Elizabeth hotel. The interactive event showcased the important role mined minerals play in everyday life, while also educating students and the general public about the mining cycle.

Check out footage of the event to learn more about the program and see reactions of attendees.

2013-05-17$5.1M NSERC grant to fund collaborative research project

On May 14, Gary Goodyear, Canada’s minister of state for science and technology, announced that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) presented the collaborative, nationwide research initiative, dubbed the “Footprints project,” with a $5.1-million grant – the largest ever awarded to date. The project will pool resources from industry, academia and government to develop new tools for remotely sensing and assessing mineral deposits far below the surface based on their subtle signals, or footprints.

2013-05-16Management and Finance Day spurs discussion of project risks and capital costs

Experts at the fifth annual Management and Finance Day, held on May during the 2013 CIM Convention in Toronto, addressed complex and overlooked issues, and provided helpful advice to developers who can sometimes be caught unaware. The event, organized by CIM’s Management and Economics Society (MES), brought together mining professionals from a range of disciplines, including engineering and business, to discuss finance issues the industry faces.

2013-05-09Minister Tony Clement pledges support to industry at CIM 2013 Convention plenary address

Hon. Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board and minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), pledged his support in developing the Ring of Fire in an opening address at the CIM 2013 Convention plenary, held Monday May 6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Read more to find out about Clement's priorities for the year to come.

2013-05-08Diversity of opinions at Women in Mining forum

More than 100 participants engaged in this year’s thought-provoking Women in Mining forum. Discussions touched on female employment gaps in mining, specifically in non-traditional and senior management roles, along with company strategies for encouraging and increasing diversity and a philosophical and sociological dissection of gender. Read on for event highlights.

2013-05-07CIM's gems sparkle at annual awards gala

More than 500 of Canada’s brightest mining stars gathered for the 2013 CIM Awards Gala last night. Terrence Bowles, outgoing president, handed out CIM fellowship plaques and recognized 50-year CIM members. He also announced CIM’s Distinguished Lecturer awards. The John T. Ryan safety trophies, special recognition and various other national awards were also presented over the course of the evening. Read event highlights and see the full list of 2013 CIM Award Winners.

2013-05-07CIM Convention plenary digs deep into what makes leaders succeed

The wide-ranging, thoughtful and candid discussion in this year’s signature plenary session touched on the struggles leaders face today, which include skittish investors and a sometimes antagonistic public. Learn more.

2013-05-06New name for CIM Maintenance Engineering and Reliability Society

Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability (MER) Society chair Ted Knight, and vice-chair/chair-elect Jo-Anne Boucher, along with all of their members, are proud to announce a new name for their technical society: Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability (MER). Learn more.

2013-05-03Ontario Minister of Education officially opens 2013 M4S show

CIM’s M4S (Mining for Society - the educational public show on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials) show got off to a terrific start as Liz Sandals, Ontario’s Minister of Education, cut the ribbon officially opening the eighth annual event, held in Toronto on May 2. Learn more.

2013-03-13Queen's takes crown at Canadian Mining Games

This year’s Mining Games, which opened with much fanfare on March 7 with a banquet at the elegant Le Windsor Hotel in Montreal’s Old Port, picked up steam over the weekend as teams from 10 schools pitted themselves against each other in 25 competitions, and came to a close with an Awards Gala banquet at the scenic Chalet de Mont-Royal, where Queen’s University was announced as the gold medallist. Find out how other schools performed.

2013-03-06Minister of International Trade announces conclusion of FIPAs at Franco Mine 2013

The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced Monday the conclusion of foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA) negotiations with Cameroon and Zambia. Read more.

2013-03-06Espley receives WIM’s Trailblazer Award

Samantha Espley was presented with the Trailblazer Award at the Women in Mining (WIM) International reception, held at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada on March 5. Learn what makes Espley a leading lady in the industry.

2013-02-12MES Vancouver welcomes Mauro Chiesa for talk on JVs and mining

The Joint Venture and Mining: A Fragile Marriage

2013-01-23Remapping CIM

New district structure strengthens ties between branches and CIM National

2012-11-26CIM’s Lima Branch to host innovation conference

The Lima, Peru CIM Branch will host the “Innovations in Mining 2013” conference at the Marriott Hotel Lima from November 29 to 30.

2012-11-16Peruvians welcome new CIM Branch in Lima

CIM officially opened the Lima, Peru CIM Branch on November 12. Around 75 people attended the event, which was held at the Cuzco Room of the Westin Hotel in Lima, and organized by Branch chair Bertrand de Windt.

2012-11-12Québec Mines 2012

The Québec Mines event provides a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to explore the fascinating world of geosciences and minerals.

2012-10-23Safety & Reliability Symposium 2012: focus on risk management

The U.S. city of Minneapolis will host this year’s Safety & Reliability Symposium from November 13 to 15.

2012-10-02Strong demand for CIM-Schulich MBA program

The MBA program Global Mining Management established between CIM and York University’s Schulich School of Business is already bearing fruit.

2012-09-26CIM launches second cohort of Leading in Mining

Join CIM’s Leading in Mining and improve in real-time your leadership skills to better face the challenges of leading in today’s global mining industry.

2012-09-18SDTC announces call for applications for clean technology funding

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is accepting applications for funding from entrepreneurs

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