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May 14. 2020

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 May 14, 2020, Montréal, Québec. The celebration and recognition of excellence within the mining and minerals industry is a tradition of which CIM is extremely proud. The CIM Caterpillar Celebration of Excellence is an occasion the mini...

Mar 24. 2020

March 24, 2020, Montréal, Québec. In accordance with and respect to the recent announcement by the Québec provincial government regarding the closure of all non-essential businesses, the CIM National office is closed effective 5:00 PM today, March 24, 2020.  As of early last week, we have provided ...

Mar 18. 2020

As we explore new and creative ways to deliver content, encourage discussions and above all, remain connected, we have compiled a list of resources to help you navigate these challenging times. We hope you find it useful. Government of Canada COVID-19 Information Service 1-833-784-4397 Work resour...

Mar 13. 2020

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 March 13, 2020, Montréal, Québec. Due to the current circumstances, and in the best interest of the minerals and metals community, the CIM Convention and Exhibition 2020, scheduled to take place from May 3 to 6, 2020, is cancelled. The...

Mar 11. 2020

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 To the CIM Community: Our annual signature event, the CIM Convention & Expo is set to begin on May 2, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Rest assured that the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)...

Feb 27. 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) will be held in Room 206 of 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3, on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1) Consider and approve the minutes of the previous Annual General Me...

Feb 18. 2020

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2020, Montréal, Québec. One of the strategic goals of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is to expand awareness of the essential contribution mining makes to society. To...

Feb 14. 2020

CIM has partnered with Science North to develop a mineral literacy program to increase awareness of the vauable contribution our industry makes to society By Michele Beacom Mining has an essential role in a greener and sustainable future, yet most Canadians don’t realize that. There is a widesprea...

Feb 03. 2020

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 Deborah McCombe deborah.mccombe@rpacan.com Garth Kirkham garth.kirkham@crirsco.com For Immediate Release 2019 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Best Practice Guidelines Adopted by CIM Council February 3, 2020, Montreal, Quebec...

Dec 20. 2019

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 --> For Immediate Release CIM and Science North Collaborate on a Nationwide Program to Increase Mineral Literacy for Canadians MONTRÉAL, December 19, 2019 – The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM) has part...

Dec 19. 2019

SUDBURY, December 9, 2019 – The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), a trusted voice for leading industry expertise in Canada for the past 121 years, is pleased to announce its partnership with Beyond Digital Transformation 2020 (BDT2020), to be held in Sudbury on February 5...

Dec 17. 2019

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 William Roscoe william.roscoe@rpacan.com416-947-0907 Keith Spence knspence@globalmining.ca416-362-0007 For Immediate Release 2019 CIMVAL Code for the Valuation of Mineral Properties Adopted by CIM December 16, 2019, Montreal, Quebe...

Dec 06. 2019

After two successful years connecting mining industry challenges with the right people, process and technology solutions, the third annual Beyond Digital Transformation (BDT2020) held in Sudbury on February 5-6, 2020, will expand its digital reach to connect with the true “future” of mining. This ye...

Dec 03. 2019

Submitted by Irene Gosende-Seeney and Michael Sue, Rocks & Stocks Co-chairs The topics at this year's annual Rocks & Stocks in Toronto were right off the front pages; Tailings and M&A.  The 6th annual edition of this professional development day was presented through the joint effort of...

Oct 24. 2019

The CIM Montreal branch welcomed its latest speaker, John Jentz, to the city with a packed house, during its most recent networking and education event. Fifty people showed up at the Bier Markt restaurant to listen to Jentz, who is vice-president corporate development and investor relations at Sema...

Sep 03. 2019

CIM Toronto Branch uses corporate sponsorship dollars to foster future miners with a student mine tour What happens when a CIM branch has a strong corporate sponsorship base? They use those sponsorship funds to foster the next generation of miners. Last spring CIM Toronto Branch put out a general c...

Jul 29. 2019

Katary is one of the 2019 CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award winners Shannon Katary is a storyteller, and she puts those skills to use by shedding light on deep mining practices in her role as Director of Marketing and Communications for Maestro Digital Mine. “When I started working i...

Jul 08. 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon and Dr. Claire Deschênes, engineers featured in the Women of Innovation book, were announced as two of the 83 new appointees to the Order of Canada on June 27, 2019.  The book, published in 2017 by CIM and the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc), provides a unique o...

Jun 20. 2019

At the CIM Special General Meeting in April 2019, which followed the CIM Annual General Meeting, proposed changes to the CIM By-Law that have taken place since the last ratification in 2017 were voted on and passed unanimously. CIM National has created an electronic voting tool to enable CIM member...

May 27. 2019

CIM's Environmental and Social Responsibility Society is supporting a research project being undertaken by the University of British Columbia examining stakeholder engagement strategies for mine design. The objective is to assess which engagement strategies yield mutually beneficial outcomes for com...

May 22. 2019

Draft CIM Estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Best Practice Guidelines document available for industry comment For the past twelve months, a subcommittee of the CIM Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (MRMR) Committee has been working diligently on an update of the CIM Estimatio...

May 09. 2019

Roy Slack formally assumed the role of CIM President for the year 2019-2020 at the end of the CIM Convention on May 1, 2019. Slack is a professional engineer, the founder and past president of Cementation Canada, and is a director of Cementation Americas, a mine contracting and engineering firm tha...

May 01. 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) experts and researchers from within and outside the industry descended on Montreal Wednesday morning to attend the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) AI in Mining Forum at the 2019 CIM Convention. University researchers from the Montreal AI ecosystem presented alongsid...

May 01. 2019

On Tuesday morning, the CIM Convention 2019 in Montreal hosted two keynote speeches on the subject of resource management. The first, given by Green Mining I nnovation director and CIM president 2018-2019 Janice Zinck, focused on the natural resources and how mines can become more sustainable. The s...

Apr 30. 2019

Congratulations to this year's poster prize winners! From left to right: Hamed Rafezi, McGill UniversityEvolution of resource revenue sharing in resource-rich countries: characteristics and implementation Ilkay Cevik, Queen's UniversityKnowledge discovery from geochemical data and sensitivities o...

Apr 30. 2019

Acheson, AB, April 15, 2019 – This month, SMS Equipment deployed the Komatsu 980E-4AT - the largest autonomous Komatsu truck in commercial operations in the world - into production in Canada. The Komatsu 980E-4AT is modeled after the proven work horse 930E series. This 400 ton capacity truck has man...

Apr 29. 2019

To kick off the second day of the CIM Convention 2019, crowds packed into the ballroom to take part in the Opening Plenary, which focused on “The Changing Face of Mining.” The panelists – Atlantic Gold president and COO Maryse Belanger, Newtrax president and CEO Alexandre Cervinka, Torex Gold presid...

Apr 25. 2019

CIM is proud to announce the Incoming President Elect for the year 2021-2022 will be Pierre Julien, an Executive Vice President with DRA Global and President of DRA Americas. Julien is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the global mining industry. He is the founder of Lincoln ...

Apr 24. 2019

Mining professionals honoured at CIM Convention 2019 Awards Gala Montreal, QC, April 30, 2019: It is an evening the mining community highly anticipates each year – the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Caterpillar Celebration of Excellence, which recognizes the exceptiona...

Apr 10. 2019

John Dutrizac, MetSoc Past President (1983-1984), passed peacefully with family present on Monday, April 1, 2019, after a battle with cancer. John had an outstanding career with achievements in research and developments as a metallurgist, receiving numerous national and international awards for his ...

Apr 10. 2019

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released the second edition of its Developing an Operation, Maintenance and Surveillance Manual for Tailings and Water Management Facilities (the OMS Guide) on March 5, 2019. The OMS Guide was first released in 2003. The revised OMS Guide provides strengthened...

Apr 10. 2019

Janice Zinck, CIM President, made a $3,000 charitable contribution to the CIM Foundation with proceeds directed to Science North, on behalf of PACE. The proceeds are from Ms. Zinck’s presentation at the Beyond Digital Transformation (BDT) conference in Sudbury, Ontario, on Thursday, February 7, 2019...

Mar 26. 2019

CIM and Science North are working together to develop a travelling Pan Canadian Mining Exhibit that will be placed for extended stays in various science centres and museums across Canada. The exhibit would be developed, built and managed by Science North with technical support from CIM. The project ...

Mar 26. 2019

A collaborative initiative between leading professional minerals organizations seeks to tackle challenges surrounding tailings TORONTO, March 4, 2019 – In light of the global challenges faced around mine waste, particularly tailings, the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) will undertake ...

Mar 01. 2019

Students celebrate at the Queen’s Mining 125th anniversary event | Courtesy of Queen's University Department of Mining The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), in collaboration with the OneCIM Steering Committee and the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s Unive...

Mar 01. 2019

CIM is seeking volunteers for the 2019 Convention taking place from April 28 to May 1 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. To help ensure the Convention's success, we depend on assistance from students and other volunteers with good English and French language skills. As a volunteer, you will be t...

Mar 01. 2019

Even for a convention known for its parties, the 1997 PDAC was a grand affair. The March event in Toronto attracted a record number of participants, cash was flowing into exploration, and Canadian junior Bre-X Minerals was winning awards for finding one of the largest gold deposits in the world. Cha...

Mar 01. 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) will be held in Room 516C of 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC, H2Z 1H5 on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1) Consider and approve the minutes of the previous Ann...

Mar 01. 2019

2018 Edward Melville (Ed) Patton Scholarship Winner: Gilles Eric Zagre Gilles Eric obtained his Masters degree in Industrial Engineering & Mathematics from École Polytechnique de Montreal with a thesis that involved development of an algorithm to optimize future drilling campaigns using existi...

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