03 April 2023
Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Announces the 2023 CIM Awards
The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is excited to announce that this year’s prestigious CIM Awards feature 23 industry awards that celebrate the extraordinary achievements of more than 55 individuals and organizations within the minerals and metals industry.
Although the CIM Awards are held annually during the CIM Convention, this year is a particularly poignant time to recognize excellence within the industry because 2023 marks CIM’s 125th anniversary. CIM is extremely proud of its tradition of honouring those who have made exceptional contributions in various fields related to the minerals and metals industry. Their achievements and dedication have always made—and continue to make—Canada's mining industry an important influencer on the global stage.
The CIM Awards will be presented at the Awards Gala, sponsored by Caterpillar and its Canadian dealers, on Monday, May 1, 2023 during the CIM Convention held at Palais des congrès de Montréal/Montreal Convention Centre. This sumptuous evening offers attendees the opportunity to recognize the shining stars of the Canadian minerals industry, while enjoying gourmet food, great company, and entertainment.
This year’s awards include Career Excellence Awards, Branch and Society Awards, Safety Awards, Early Career Awards, Exploration Awards, Sustainability Awards and more.
See the complete list of awards and recipients listed below.
Congratulations CIM Award Recipients
50 Year Award
John A. Amirault
Thomas Michael Dereniwski
Larry E. Seeley
Terrence J. Thiessen
A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award
Skeena Resources Eskay Deposit Exploration Team
Bedford Canadian Young Leaders Awards
CIM Distinguished Lecturers
George B. Darling
Distinguished Service Medal
Keith N. Spence
District Distinguished Service Award
Robert Cloutier - Eastern District
Roy Slack - Central District
John P Thompson - Western District
Excellence in Sustainable Development Award
Hatch-CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety Award
Kemano T2 Tunnel Project, owner, Rio Tinto
J.C. Sproule Northern Exploration Award
Julian Boldy Geological Society Service Award
Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award
CIM Sudbury Branch
McParland Memorial Award for Excellence in Maintenence, Engineering, and Reliability
Mining Safety Leadership Award
Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award
Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award
Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award
Phillips S. Baker, Jr.
For more information or to reserve tickets, please visit the CIM Convention website at convention.cim.org.
The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is a leading technical society committed to the advancement and promotion of knowledge, technology, and best practices in the mining, metallurgy, and petroleum sectors. CIM serves its members and the global mining community by providing networking opportunities, professional development, and advocacy for the betterment of the industry.
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