Janice Zinck, CIM’s incoming president for 2017-2018, is a director at CanmetMINING, a research, development and innovation arm of Natural Resources Canada. Janice has more than 25 years’ experience in the leadership of multidisciplinary programs to address mineral resource development-related to environmental and processing challenges. She has been involved in many national and international multi-stakeholder initiatives where she has developed strategic priorities, partnerships and collaborations. She was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s Green Mining Initiative and more recently the national program on rare earth elements and chromite development in Canada.
She has been a member of CIM since 1993 and has been on CIM Council since 2010. In addition, she has served on the boards of the Canadian Mineral Processors, the Metallurgical Society and the Environmental and Social Responsibility Society of CIM, and currently is a board director for MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation). She has been a CIM Branch Chair (Ottawa) and is a CIM Fellow. She is a past CIM Distinguished Lecturer and was profiled as one of 18 “Women of Impact in the Canadian Materials, Metallurgy, and Mining Fields” and more recently, profiled by the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology.
Janice has undergraduate degrees in geology and chemistry, and a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering. She holds two patents, has published extensively and presented widely on aspects relating to mineral/metallurgical processing and environmental management. More recently she completed an executive leadership program from the Institute on Governance.