Mining professionals honoured at CIM Convention 2018 Awards Gala

May 08, 2018
Written by Staff
Vancouver – The evening the mining community highly anticipates each year – the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Awards Gala – has arrived.
Sponsored by Caterpillar and its Canadian dealers, the CIM Awards Gala recognizes the exceptional contributions individuals and organizations make to the mining and minerals industry.

The CIM Convention 2018 is being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, May 6-9, and the Awards Gala was on Monday, May 7.

Congratulations to this year's winners!
  • A.O. Dufresne Award: Alain Blackburn
  • CIM Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award: Amélie Rouleau, Bora Ugurgel, Gaeleen MacPherson, Mohammed Babaei, Nancy Komperdo
  • CIM Distinguished Lecturers: Arnfinn Prugger, D. Chad LePoudre, Glenn Lyle, Dominic Fragomeni, Siri Camille Genik, Mary Wells, Marilyn Spink
  • CIM Distinguished Service Medal: Malcolm J. Scoble
  • CIM Fellowship: Daolun Chen, Norman B. Keevil, James Edward Beswick, Francis P. Yungwirth, Gregory Richards, Paul Blatter, Robert J. Carey, Roussos Dimitrakopoulos
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award: Nancy Komperdo
  • Hatch – CIM Mining and Minerals Project Development Safety Award: Bethune Mine – Legacy Project
  • John T. Ryan Trophies: Rambler Metals and Mining Canada Ltd., Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Limited, K1 Mine; Westmoreland Coal Co., Genesee Mine; New Gold Inc., New Afton Mine; Cameco Corporation, Cigar Lake; Sudbury INO a Glencore Company, Nickel Rim South Mine; Goldcorp, Eleonore Mine; Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Limited, K2 & Brine Inflow; DeBeers Canada, Victor Mine
  • Mel W. Bartley Award: CIM Saskatoon Branch
  • Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award: William T. Schweng
  • Mining Safety Leadership Medal: James Thomas (Jim) Joy
  • Outgoing President Plaque: Kenneth G. Thomas
  • Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award: Simon W. Houlding
  • Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence: Peter N. Calder
  • Towards Sustainable Mining Community Engagement Award: IAMGOLD, Scrap Metal Recovery to Support Local Initiatives Peanut Butter Example
  • Towards Sustainable Mining Environmental Excellence Award: Vale Canada – Sudbury Biodiversity program
  • Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining: Ronald R. Nolan

Learn more about CIM Awards and view past recipients.

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