About Us

Downtown Calgary at night

2017–2018 marks the Calgary Branch's 100th year of continuous operation.

Mission of the Branch

In relation to coal, oil from oil sands, metal, and industrial mineral production; including geology, environmental management, financing, mining, processing, transportation, utilization, and marketing:

  • Promote and encourage education to convince young people to pursue careers in the minerals industry.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and data on all subjects.
  • Educate the general public about the mining industry; particularly, its commitment to the environment and contribution to the energy sector of the economy.
  • Facilitate fellowship among the members.             

The Branch has a strong education program to aid students and promote the profession. Every year, the Branch gives an award for the top participant at the regional science fair with a topic related to mining. The University of Calgary does not offer mining engineering, though it does have a geology and environmental programs. Each year the branch sponsors a $1500 scholarship for the top applicant related to these disciplines.