For the best geological paper published in CIM publications during the preceding year
In 1916, a group of Institute friends established a trust to provide a prize for the best paper on economic geology published by the Institute in any year. The Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper was created in honour of the late Alfred Ernest Barlow,
D.Sc., F.R.S.C., President of the Institute for the term 1912-1914, who was distinguished for his contributions to our knowledge of Precambrian geology.
The awards, initially given in cash prizes, later were changed to silver medals supplemented by cash prizes. Since 1941, they have taken the form of a handsome gold medal.
For outstanding contribution to the coal industry
To be awarded to a person who has been a Member of CIM for at least fifteen (15) years, who has made an outstanding contribution to the coal industry in Canada, and has also been active in the Coal Division of CIM.
For excellence in maintenance engineering and reliability in the minerals industry
The McParland Memorial Award for Excellence in Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability is awarded for outstanding performance in the minerals industry in the field of mechanical, electrical or civil engineering design, general plant design, project
engineering and/or management of mine plants.
Management & Economics Society
For the most significant contribution to the mineral economics field
The Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award was created and approved by CIM Council in 1981, at the request of the Mineral Economics Society of CIM, to commemorate the memory of the late Dr. Robert Elver. It is to be awarded to a member of the Institute
in good standing who has made a significant contributions to the mineral economics field in Canada.
The Award is a framed certificate, prepared by the CIM National Office, featuring the name of the recipient and the accompanying citation.
For exceptional service to the Geological Society of CIM
The Julian Boldy Geological Society Service Award was initiated in 1986 to commemorate the exceptional contributions made to the Geological Society of CIM by the late Julian Boldy. Sponsored by the Geological Society of CIM, the Award consists of a
silver-framed gold medal.
Underground Mining Society
For outstanding achievement or contribution in the field of Mining Engineering
Eligibility is open to mining engineers either as individuals or in a group, who are actively practising in the discipline. Mining Engineering is to be broadly interpreted and will include both underground and surface mining environments.
Sponsored by the Environmental and Social Responsibility Society, the Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes exceptional contribution towards improving diversity and inclusion within the mining industry in Canada. It recognizes the efforts of an individual who through his/her efforts has helped make the mining industry a more diverse and inclusive industry for all. In order to encourage new entrants to this arena, and thereby expand the number of contributors to diversity and inclusion, preference shall be given to those candidates who have not yet been recognized or received awards related to this area, especially within CIM.
For exceptional achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders
Nominees must be either Canadian citizens or landed immigrants 39 years of age or under working for any mining company, engineering/consulting firm, contractor or supplier in the industry anywhere in the world.
For outstanding project safety systems, culture and performance
Hatch-CIM considers the safe execution of a project to be of overriding importance and the assessment of each participant’s safety performance will be the criteria used for the final selection process.
The Hatch-CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety Award will be presented to the team that best meets or exceeds the established criteria and will hold the award for one year. All information provided will be held in confidence.
For excellence in sustainable development
The Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development promotes the Canadian minerals industry as an active seeker of sustainability solutions that engage and affect the Canadian public. Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the
present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainable development includes the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of economic development, social development and environmental protection.
This award recognizes extraordinary systems, programs or processes that have far-reaching and positive sustainability effects in all industry sectors across Canada. It recognizes those individuals, communities, organizations, corporations or academics
that are working to create economic wealth while mitigating environmental impacts and acting inclusively towards all segments of society.
Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
Celebrating excellence and leadership in sustainable development
TSM Community Engagement Award | TSM Environmental Excellence Award
Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards acknowledges companies, facilities and individuals that have implemented projects and initiatives to expand and promote sustainable development within the mining sector.
For meritorious and practical contribution to the mining and metallurgical industry of Canada
The Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to the person who has made a meritorious and practical contribution of outstanding importance to the mining and metallurgical industry of Canada.
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