CIM honours the leaders of the Canadian mining industry at Awards Gala of the CIM 2014 Convention

VANCOUVER, May 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) honoured over 50 individuals and organizations for their achievements in various fields of mining at the CIM Awards Gala that took place the evening of Monday, May 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Sponsored by Caterpillar and its Canadian dealers, this gala, held annually as part of the CIM 2014 Convention, honours leaders that are integral to the sustainability of the mining and minerals industry. For complete listing of award winners, please see below or visit our website

About CIM

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading technical society for professionals connected with the global minerals and materials industry. For over a century, CIM has driven the development and exchange of ideas and technological advancements. Today, CIM has more than 15,000 members, 10 technical societies and over 35 branches comprising a vast network of professionals hailing from industry, academia and government.  

CIM is pleased to announce the winners of 2014 CIM Awards:

CIM Fellowships

  • Donald Gallienne, Manager Special Projects at Aluminerie Alouette inc., Sept-Îles, QC
  • Donald P. Leroux, Principal Consultant at Triple Point Technology, Québec, QC
  • Douglas James Kramble, President at Kramble Industries Inc., Saskatchewan, AB
  • Hani Mitri, Professor & Director of Mining Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Ian Orford, Senior Process Engineer at AMEC, Vancouver, BC
  • John Goode, Metallurgical Consultant at J.R. Goode and Associates, Toronto, ON
  • Kenneth S. Coley, Professor and Co-Director at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • Malcolm E. Robb, Manager , Mining Royalty Administration, Financial Analysis and Royalty Administration, Industry, Tourism and Investment at Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, NWT
  • Michael J. Collins, Director Research at Sherritt Technologies, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
  • Terence F. Bowles, President and CEO at St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
  • Tony Lipiec, Director, Process Engineering at AMEC, Vancouver, BC

CIM Distinguished Lecturers

  • Ben Chalmers, Vice President, Sustainable Development at Mining Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Janice Zinck, Research Manager - Green Mining at CanmetMINING, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Joseph Ringwald, President and CEO at Selwyn Resources Ltd., New Westminster, BC
  • Ken Thomas, President, Project Development and Metallurgy at Ken Thomas & Associates Inc., Oakville, ON
  • Ross Gallinger, Executive Director at PDAC, Toronto, ON


Coal Mines Category
Teck Coal Ltd, Greenhills Operations, Elkford, BC

Metal Mines Category

  • Cameco Corporation, McArthur River Mine, Saskatoon, SK
  • Barrick's Williams Operating Corp., Williams Mine, Marathon, ON

Select Mines Category

  • Graymont Inc., Usine de Bedford, Bedford, QC
  • Graymont Western Canada Inc., Faulkner Plant, Faulkner, MB
  • Potash Corporation, New Brunswick Division, Sussex, NB

Hatch-CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety Award
Teck's Highland Valley Copper Mill Optimization Project, Logan Lake, BC

Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award
CIM GTA West Branch, Oakville, ON


TSM Community Engagement Award
IAMGOLD Corporation, Essakane Mine, Toronto, ON

TSM Environmental Excellence Award
Syncrude Canada Ltd., Fort McMurray, AB

Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development 
Michael P. Sudbury, Director at Michael P. Sudbury Consulting Services, Oakville, ON

HR Diversity Award from the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC)
Teck Resources Ltd.

CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards

  • David Bernier, General Manager at Dumas Contracting Limited, Timmins, ON
  • Mark Sitter, Director, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Sherritt International Corporation, Toronto, ON
  • Peter Xavier, Director at Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company,  Skead, ON
  • Steven Bowles, Manager, Mining Operations and Technical Services at Raglan Mine, part of the Glencore group Montreal, QC

Western District Distinguished Service Award
Patty Moore, Director, Business Development at Tetra Tech, Vancouver, BC

Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award
BHP Billiton, Jansen Mine Development Team, Saskatoon, SK

Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper

  • Jim Oliver, Principle at Oliver Geoscience International Ltd, Kamloops, BC
  • Benoit Dubé, Senior Research Scientist at Geological Survey of Canada, Quebec, QC
  • Gerald Panneton, former President of Detour Gold Corporation, Toronto, ON
  • John Ayer, Associate Director, Department of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
  • Mike A. Hamilton, Assistant professor, Department of Earth Sciences at The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Mike Burson, Posthumous
  • Richard Friedman, Research Scientist (PCIGR) at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Roger Aubertin, Geological engineer, Retired, Gatineau, QC

McParland Memorial Award for Excellence in Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability
André Lemay, Advisor/Consultant at André Lemay and Associates, Sudbury, ON

Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award
John R. Ing, President and CEO at Maison Placements Canada Inc., Toronto, ON

J.C. Sproule Northern Exploration Award
Kaminak Gold Discovery Team, Vancouver, BC

A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award
David Palmer, President and CEO at Probe Mines Ltd., Toronto, ON

CIM Presidents' Role Model Medal
Catharine Shaw, Mining Client Program Manager at Golder Associates Ltd., Toronto, ON

CIM Community Service Award
Allan D. Akerman, R&D Program Director at Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), Sudbury, ON

Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining
Ross Beaty, Chairman at Pan American Silver Corporation, Vancouver, BC

CIM Distinguished Service Medal
Donald R. Lindsay, President and CEO at Teck Resources Ltd, Vancouver, BC

Fifty-year club

André Lachapelle, Saint-Eustache, QC
André Leclerc, Québec, QC
Andrew L. Mular, Delta, BC
Arie A. Ruitenberg, Sussex Corner, NB
B.P. Wallace, North Vancouver, BC
Bernard J. Kieller, Québec, QC
Donald J. Murray, Victoria, BC
Donald J. Worth, Willowdale, ON
Ernest J. Marcotte, Thunder Bay, ON
Frank C. Squires, Cambridge, ON  
Hugh McQueen, Montreal, QC
J. L. Melnbardis, Woodbridge, ON
J.F. Ian Murray, Calgary, AB
Jack Kriens, Wasaga Beach, ON
Jacques A. De Cuyper, Bruxelles
James E. Marshall, Mississauga, ON  
Jean-Claude Caron, Saint-Eustache, QC
John K. Nixon, West Vancouver, BC
John Robert Sadler, Victoria, BC
John W. Birch, Willowdale, ON
Joseph J. Sample, Pangman, SK
Joseph W. Paterson, Norwood, ON
K. Joseph Steele, Kelowna, BC
Kenneth J. Hill, Mississauga, ON
Lee C. Nichols, Calgary, AB
Louis M. Bernard, Meaford, ON
Michael M.K. McCrank, Kirkland Lake, ON
P.C. Nicolle, Delta, BC
Paul E Dumont, Laval, QC
Paul Lafleur, Saskatoon, SK
Paul M. Blair, Windsor, ON
Peter A. Bevan, Mississauga, ON
R. D. McLatchy, Demorestville, ON
R. Roger G. March, St. John's, NL
R.E.Gordon Davis, Vancouver, BC
R.G. Hilker, Calgary, AB
Raymond Raby, Québec, QC
Raymond Z. Legault, Saint-Bruno, QC
Robert A. Martin, Westmount, QC
William O. Mackasey, Sudbury, ON
William R. Sweet, Vernon, BC
William Taciuk, Calgary, AB

"We want to recognize excellence so it gives everybody else a goal to strive for" Robert Schafer, CIM President

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For further information:

Angela Hamlyn
Director of Communications, Publications and Media
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
T: 514 939-2710, ext. 1303

Marjolaine Dugas
Director, Membership Services
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
T: 514 939-2710, ext. 130

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