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2014-01-15CIM Council nominations deadline extended to Jan 31

CIM Council nominations are now being accepted for CIM incoming president-elect (term 2014–15) and CIM first year vice-president for Eastern, Central, Western and International Districts (term 2014–16).


2013-11-14Global Mining Professionals Alliance established

With an aim to better serve the global minerals industry and its members, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc.in establishing the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA).


2013-11-12CIM Council nominations open

CIM Council nominations are now being accepted for CIM incoming president-elect (term 2014–15) and CIM first year vice-president for Eastern, Central, Western and International Districts (term 2014–16).


2013-10-02Explore and learn about CIM scholarships

Over $220,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards are available to you through CIM


2013-09-20CIM Receives Government of Canada Funding in Support of its Global Development Efforts

Montreal, September 20 – The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is pleased to announce that it has been granted $111,625 in matching funds from the Government of Canada’s Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) program to support CIM’s international development efforts.


2013-09-17Industry leaders talk “extreme” at COM 2013

The 52nd annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2013) will be held at the Palais des congrès in Montreal, Canada, October 27-31, 2013.


2013-09-12CMIC launches survey on tailings and water management practices

The Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) invites you to take part in a short survey on the mining industry’s tailings and water management practices.


2013-09-12GMSG to hold first event in Australia during World Gold 2013

The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) will hold a workshop on September 25 at the Hilton Brisbane Hotel before the opening of World Gold 2013.


2013-09-09CIM and IIMP target social responsibility through education

CIM and the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP) are collaborating on a joint initiative that seeks to promote social responsibility in the professional profile of engineers and geologists.


2013-08-13Hays 2013 mining salary guide now available

Hays, a leading resources and mining recruitment company, has just published its annual global salary guide. Check it out.


2013-07-24Multi-stakeholder workshop reinforces industry stakeholder engagement efforts

The Environmental and Social Responsibility Society of CIM and the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have pooled resources to hold stakeholder engagement activities at the World Mining Congress (WMC), which is to be held in Montreal this August 11 to 15. The activities, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 11 will consist of a multi-stakeholder engagement dialogues session and an activity to facilitate partnership opportunities between industry and NGOs.


2013-07-08COSMO Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory focuses on global asset optimization under uncertainty

On June 20, 45 industry professionals and academics from across the globe gathered at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, to hear about the latest findings of the COSMO Stochastic Laboratory researchers at COSMO’s biannual Technical Day. Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, with the support of six mining industry partners, aims to optimize mineral resource development under uncertain conditions by applying mathematical models and risk analysis to mine planning, design and production scheduling. This year, the focus was on global asset optimization of open-pit mining complexes.


2013-06-20GMSG and EMERST joint workshop tackles technology standards for safety

The Global Mining and Standards Group (GMSG) joined forces with the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT) to host “Innovative Solutions to Drive a Safer Mining Workplace through Technology” a workshop focused on both groups recent efforts to establish technology standards for improving mining equipment safety and performance.


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.


2013-05-09Minister Tony Clement pledges support to industry at CIM 2013 Convention plenary address

Hon. Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board and minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), pledged his support in developing the Ring of Fire in an opening address at the CIM 2013 Convention plenary, held Monday May 6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Read more to find out about Clement's priorities for the year to come.


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