TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame has released the list of 2017 Inductees. This exemplary group of mining experts, innovators and pioneers provides an outstanding class of Inductees. Canadians are global leaders in the industry and these five Inductees reflect the very best of mining innovation, determination and expertise.
"The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is proud to honour these five outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to the mining industry, both in Canada and around the world," says Bill Roscoe, Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Chair. "These individuals have played a pivotal role in the development and growth of the sector in Canada and around the world."
"Throughout their careers, this group of individuals have maintained a high standard of excellence, innovation and social responsibility," says Roscoe. "We are very proud of these extraordinarily accomplished trailblazers and are pleased to have them join the distinguished list of past Inductees."
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Awards Dinner provides a world-class venue to pay tribute to the talent and integrity of professionals in Canada's mining industry. New for 2017, the Annual Awards Dinner will move to its new home at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event will take place Thursday, January 12, 2017, tickets are now on sale.
James Carter is a giant in the history of Canada's oil sands and an exemplary leader in their sustainable development. He transformed Fort McMurray, Alberta into a powerful economic engine for the nation while building Syncrude Canada into one of the world's largest and most successful energy producers.
Robert (Rob) McEwen is one of Canada's most innovative, original and dynamic mining entrepreneurs. He is best known for transforming Goldcorp Inc. from a holding company into a global gold-mining powerhouse and revitalizing Ontario's Red Lake gold mine.
Donald McLeod is a revered and iconic figure in Canada's mining industry and an inspirational role model for young mining entrepreneurs. Born in Stewart, BC, he is best known for developing the Brandywine and Summit gold mines in BC, and for making high-grade gold discoveries at the Brucejack project.
William (Steve) Vaughan has helped elevate the stature of Canada's mining industry at home and abroad as a leading expert and advisor on natural resource law, project finance and mineral policy matters for more than 40 years.
John Zigarlick, Jr. was a visionary mine-maker and company-builder who left an enduring legacy in Canada's North through innovative infrastructure development and the formation of progressive Aboriginal business partnerships.
More information about the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is available at www.mininghalloffame.ca
SOURCE Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
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