Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award



1. The Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award is awarded for distinguished service to Canada through exceptional achievement in the field of mining, metallurgy or geology.

2. The award may be presented from time to time as circumstances warrant.

3.Nominations for the award shall be made over the signatures of at least ten (10) CIM national members and forwarded to the Executive Director of the Institute by December 1st of the year prior to the presentation of the award. 

4. Every nomination must be accompanied by a statement giving clearly the reasons which, in the opinion of the nominators, make their nominee a suitable candidate for the award.

5. Following the last day of January, the Executive Director of the Institute shall refer all such nominations to the Institute Honours Committee.

6. This Committee shall present its report and recommendations to CIM Council not later than the last Council meeting held prior to the next Annual General Meeting of the Institute.

7. The members of the Committee of Award shall not, as individuals, be party to the nominations of any candidate, but the Committee as a whole may make a nomination if it so desires.

8. When reasonably possible, the recipient shall be expected to receive the Medal in person during the course of the Annual General Meeting of the Institute following the announcement of the award, or at such a time and place as CIM Council may direct.

9. All nominations properly presented shall remain in good standing for a period of three years unless formally withdrawn over the signatures of a majority of members responsible for the nomination.

10. Nominees must be CIM National Members.