About Us

Our branch provides the best opportunities to regularly network with the local mining industry from world-class mine operating companies to up-and-coming mine developers, from global mining equipment suppliers to niche mining technology developers.

We will continue to grow as a forum for technical presentations and networking with mining professionals. The branch will also continue to support the development of the local CIM student chapters, to engage with students and bring them into the CIM community.

2016 Activities

  • Monthly Luncheon or Afternoon “Mingler” events with Technical Talk and Networking
  • CIM Student Night Gala Dinner with prize awards for Students & Educational Programs/Charities of Choice:
    • Keynote address from Michael Cinnamond, CFO of B2 Gold
    • Addresses also from Dr. Paul West-Sells, CEO of Western Copper & Gold & Sheila Stenzel (Minerals Ed BC)
    • Host CIM Regional Chapter for CIM 2016 Annual Convention & Expo

Awards & Scholarships

Book Prizes ($750 per recipient):

  • UBC Mining: Adrian Heieis, Veronica Knott, Ian Hengemuhle
  • UBC Metals & Materials Engineering: Nevin Taylor, Joseph Ghoussoub
  • UBC Earth & Ocean Science/GeoRox: Emily Bolton (Geological Engineering) & Chris Smith (Geology)
  • BCIT Mining: Layne Kaufmann, Megan Gent
  • Simon Fraser University: Miranda Walters & Alexander Milburn

UBC Graduate Prize Award Recipients ($2,000 per recipient):

  • Ali Hosseinour (UBC Materials MSc)
  • Sahand Sarbishei (UBC Materials PhD)
  • Vinoth Kumar (UBC Mining PhD)

Turnbull Cup Photography Prize Award ($750): Nikhil Agarwal

$5,000 Grant awarded to Minerals Education