CIM announces MORE 2024 CIM Award Winners


CIM announces MORE 2024 CIM Award Winners

13 May 2024

Hundreds from the mining, minerals and metals industry donned their finest and came out to cheer on more than 56 individuals and organizations accept their prestigious CIM Awards.

New this year! The Indigenous Partnership Award recognizes community and industry working together to deliver an initiative, program or agreement that demonstrates significant, ongoing contributions to the advancement of Indigenous reconciliation in the mining sector. This award honours exceptional, sustainable collaborations with, and within, Indigenous communities.

The Career Excellence Awards are highly competitive and act as a benchmark of achievement in our industry. Recipients are often pioneers and leaders who epitomize success and innovation within their respective fields.

This year’s recipients:

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 a unique influencer in the global minerals, metals and energy landscape. 

Last month, we released all CIM award recipients, except for the John T. Ryan Safety Trophies. The names of the winners of that prestigious safety award have been added to the complete list below. 

The CIM Awards are presented at the Awards Gala, sponsored by Caterpillar and its Canadian dealers, on Monday, May 13, 2024 during the CIM CONNECT Convention + Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Awards Gala attendees recognize the shining stars of the Canadian minerals industry while enjoying gourmet food, great company and entertainment. 

See the complete list of awards and recipients listed below. 

List of CIM awards and recipients:

50 Year Club  

Wesley Young
William J. Anderson
Jacques Bonneau
Noël Billette
Graham Clow
Robert Cuttriss
J.H. Gray
James (Jim) Gowans
Rejean Gourde
David Jones
Graham A. Karklin
Pierre Laroche
R. Douglas Learmont
Stuart Middleton
Jerry McCrank
Robert Michaud
Andrew J. Oliver
Thomas Pugsley
Jean-Charles Potvin
Bill Pearson
T.J. (Terry) Skinner

CIM Distinguished Lecturers

James Finch
Caius Priscu
Reno Pressacco
Douglas Milne

CIM District Distinguished Service Award

Maggie MacKay 
Robert Gibson 
Stephen Graham Hardcastle

CIM Fellowship

Agus Sasmito
Alex Davidson
Berge Simonian
Robert Piccolo
Karl Christian West
Manochehr Oliazadeh

CIM Rock Mechanics

Veronique Falmagne

Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award

Northern Gateway Branch

Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award

Fred Pletcher

Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award (50th anniversary)

Robert Bruce Elver

A.O Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award

John Cameron Rowntree

Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper

George Simandl
Suzanne Paradis
Laura Simandl

Julian Boldy Geological Society Service Award

Jim Walker

Diversity & Inclusion Award

Samantha Espley

CIM Indigenous Partnership Award

Cowessess First Nation and Morris Interactive

CIM Distinguished Service Medal

Garth Kirkham

Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award

Len Murray

Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award - Sponsored by The Bedford Group

Josephine Morgenroth
Jean-Simon Beaudry
Keira Sawatzky
Alexandra Foty

Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award

Jim Gray

Mining Safety Leadership Medal

Roy Slack

Excellence in Sustainable Development Award

Karen Chovan

Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining

Tony Warner

John T. Ryan Safety Trophies 

National Metal Category

Sudbury INO, a Glencore Company, Fraser Mine
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Mine Goldex
FireFly Metals Canada Ltd., Ming Mine 

National Select Category

Mosaic Potash, Belle Plaine
Calibre Mining Corporation, Valentine Gold Mine
North American Construction Group, Aurora Mine Site

National Coal Category

Teck Coal Limited, Elkview Operations

Regional Metal BC/Yukon

New Gold Inc., New Afton Mine

Regional Metal Prairie/Territory

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Meliadine Mine

Regional Metal Ontario

Sudbury INO, a Glencore Company, Nickel Rim South Mine

Regional Metal Quebec/Atlantic

Glencore, Raglan Mine

Regional Select West

Imperial Oil Resources, Kearl Operations

Regional Select East

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Mine Canadian Malartic

Technology Award Plaque

Nutrien Lanigan Potash for “Tele-remote Mining Technology”

Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards Community Engagement Excellence Award

Community Engagement Excellence Award

Eldorado Gold – Lamaque – Planning for Social Closure

Environmental Excellence Award

Rio Tinto – IOC – Abandoned Site Rehabilitation
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., - LaRonde – Filtered Tailings Management

CIM congratulates all award recipients!

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