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2013-06-17Philip Thwaites shares insight on process control with industry in Peru

CIM Distinguished Lecturer Philip Thwaites brought his expertise on automation of process control to mining professionals in Peru, through three Distinguished Lecturer presentations held from May 29 to 31. Thwaites, who is currently manager of the process control group at the Xstrata Process Support Centre, presented, “Manual control, process automation – or operational performance excellence? What is the difference?”


2013-06-10Watch highlights of M4S Toronto 2013

More than 2,500 students and teachers took part in this year’s Mining for Society show, which took place May 2 to 4 in the exhibition hall of the Queen Elizabeth hotel. The interactive event showcased the important role mined minerals play in everyday life, while also educating students and the general public about the mining cycle.

Check out footage of the event to learn more about the program and see reactions of attendees.


2013-05-17$5.1M NSERC grant to fund collaborative research project

On May 14, Gary Goodyear, Canada’s minister of state for science and technology, announced that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) presented the collaborative, nationwide research initiative, dubbed the “Footprints project,” with a $5.1-million grant – the largest ever awarded to date. The project will pool resources from industry, academia and government to develop new tools for remotely sensing and assessing mineral deposits far below the surface based on their subtle signals, or footprints.


2013-05-16Management and Finance Day spurs discussion of project risks and capital costs

Experts at the fifth annual Management and Finance Day, held on May during the 2013 CIM Convention in Toronto, addressed complex and overlooked issues, and provided helpful advice to developers who can sometimes be caught unaware. The event, organized by CIM’s Management and Economics Society (MES), brought together mining professionals from a range of disciplines, including engineering and business, to discuss finance issues the industry faces.


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