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May 13. 2024

CIM is pleased to announce the appointment of John Rhind, as the Incoming President-Elect for 2026-2027. In this role Mr. Rhind will work closely with the President and President-Elect to provide direction to CIM, ensuring it continues to be the leading not-for-profit technical society of profession...

May 13. 2024

Hundreds from the mining, minerals and metals industry donned their finest and came out to cheer on more than 56 individuals and organizations accept their prestigious CIM Awards. New this year! The Indigenous Partnership Award recognizes community and industry working together to deliver an initi...

May 12. 2024

From unexpected beginnings to pivotal career milestones, Ian Pearce reveals the challenges and triumphs that have shaped his leadership trajectory Ian Pearce, CIM’s 2024-2025 President, brings a wealth of experience in navigating the industry’s complex terrain. His career has seen him transition fr...

May 12. 2024

One of the positives of the “lockdown” during the COVID-19 pandemic is that it gave us time. Time to remember, reassess, reimagine. In the case of CIM, we emerged with new insight, perspective, and a drive to modernize our look. It’s been decades since we last tweaked our brand. It was time to refle...

May 10. 2024

The year is still young, but the 2024 mining event calendar is already well under way. We’ve had AME Roundup in Vancouver and PDAC in Toronto, where the best and brightest of the exploration companies gathered and showcased their prospects. It’s not easy—and hasn’t been for quite some time—being an ...

May 03. 2024

Stuart McTavish, a longtime member of CIM and the Canadian Mineral Processors Society (CMP), has announced that he will be stepping down from his role as CMP Society CIM Council representative. McTavish, president of SF McTavish Consulting Inc., is a graduate of Queen’s University’s Engineering (BSc...

Apr 15. 2024

We draw inspiration from our origins and prepare for the future.  A bedrock of the mining community for over a century, CIM is undergoing a transformation. Our organization will unveil a new brand identity in the coming weeks, signifying a commitment to continuing its essential work in a modern and...

Apr 09. 2024

CIM has joined the International Council on Minerals and Metals (ICMM) as a new association member, along with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Federation of Chamber of Mines (EFEDCOM) and International Chromium Development Association (ICDA). "I am delighted to welcome CIM, E...

Apr 05. 2024

The CIM Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) will take place in person on Sunday, May 12 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. The meeting will feature a summary of the Institute's activities over the past year, audited financial statements, ...

Apr 04. 2024

CIM is excited to announce that this year’s prestigious CIM-Caterpillar Awards features over 15 industry awards that celebrate the extraordinary achievements of more than 56 individuals and organizations within the minerals and metals industry. New this year! The Indigenous Partnership Award recogn...

Mar 07. 2024

Watch free CIM Academy webinars presented by prominent women in mining Gas Handling Aspects of Radioactive Metal Melting for Nuclear Waste Management - 2023 COM Chair Roki Fukuzawa  The Safety Share: Implementing SmartCap Technology as part of the Torex Fatigue Risk Management Strategy - Emily Tet...

Mar 01. 2024

Calling all organizations: Sponsorship opportunity for student mine tour offers recruitment potential and brand exposure CIM Toronto branch is looking for companies and organizations to sponsor 9 or 10 students to participate in the 2024 student mine tour on May 3 to 10, 2024.  The tour will take ...

Mar 01. 2024

CIM and Zero Nexus unveil strategic collaboration to advance mining education and sustainability CIM and Zero Nexus jointly announce their collaboration, signifying a pivotal advancement in the delivery of virtual technical content and sustainable practices in the mining industry. This Memorandum ...

Feb 20. 2024

The strength and integrity of our community are essential to CIM, and we want to understand when we, as individuals or as an organization, are not living up to these values. Allowing our members and volunteers to submit anonymous reports helps us improve how we operate. In our ongoing efforts to en...

Feb 09. 2024

As an organization and a community, CIM is committed to becoming an ally and to encouraging our member companies to always challenge negative assumptions, attitudes and biases within their own company culture so that everyone can achieve their potential. For more information on on how to advance th...

Feb 06. 2024

Fill out the survey and help modernize the definition and understanding of the term “mining” while providing insights into job satisfaction within our sector. Surveys are anonymous and aimed at past or present representatives in mining/exploration companies, consulting firms, service providers, sup...

Jan 29. 2024

A snapshot of growth, innovation and the power of community CIM’s recently released Impact Report provides an overview of the organization's activities from July to December 2023. The numbers presented within its pages underscore the indispensable contributions of CIM and its dedicated volunteers t...

Jan 25. 2024

Congratulations to the 2023 winners of the Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society scholarships! Read more...

Jan 25. 2024

CIM offers its deepest sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues impacted by the tragic plane crash near Fort Smith, Northwest Territories on January 23 that took the lives of people in transit to the Diavik diamond mine....

Jan 24. 2024

Update: This form is now closed for comments. Thank you for your collaboration! Draft CIM Uranium Leading Practice Guidelines available for industry comment The CIM Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (MRMR) Committee develops and defines the standards, leading practices and guidelines that are...

Jan 19. 2024

Don MacLean, a lifelong member of CIM and an avid supporter of education and safety in mining, passed away on January 11, 2024. In 2008, he made a generous $100,000 contribution toward the development of Science North's mining and geology centre. Most recently, that dedication extended to sponsorin...

Jan 19. 2024

Left to Right: Panel Moderator Gordana Slepcev, COO, Lomiko Metals; Andrew McHardy, Energy Transition and ESG Transformation, KPMG; Monica Ospina, CEO, O Trade; Ed Ho, Independent Consultant CIM Toronto Branch, in collaboration with the CIM Management and Economics Society, hosted the 10th annual R...

Jan 17. 2024

“Chris was a natural problem-solver and innovator,” remembers Angela Hamlyn, CIM CEO. "He generously and enthusiastically shared his time, talents and astute insights, mentoring and influencing a multitude of individuals towards the betterment of CIM and our industry. We will feel the loss of this i...

Jan 15. 2024

These stories were provided by five of CIM's Industry Partners and originally appeared in the December 2023 - January 2024 issue of CIM Magazine (view it in flip format here). The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and its Industry Partners share a common goal: to advance respon...

Jan 08. 2024

CIM National members, follow these steps to get 15% off. Edumine's unique quiz helps you find which on-demand courses suit you best. Organized according to experience in mining and topic of interest, this 1-minute survey can start you on your learning journey! Take the quiz...

Dec 15. 2023

As we remember those in the mining community who have passed away, we would like to extend our condolences to their families and friends. Though they are no longer with us, their work and accomplishments live on. Ladislaus “Largo” Albert passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2023, at the age of 94. He ...

Nov 10. 2023

Thanks to a collaboration between Science North and The Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), Canadian youth can explore the world of modern mining in a new digital game. Mine Evolution takes gamers into a virtual world where they can collect Earth’s treasures to build mines...

Nov 07. 2023

Irena Bauman brings several years of mining experience to her new role as Business Development Manager. Skilled in understanding client needs, developing strategies and focusing on cultivating strong client relationships, her guidance has paved the way for sustainable growth and enduring success. I...

Oct 25. 2023

We are excited to announce that MiHR, the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) have partnered again to host the third annual Mining Needs You Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on November 7-8, 2023. Thirty-eight minin...

Oct 17. 2023

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation is developing B.C.’s Critical Minerals Strategy to support the transition to a cleaner economy. The Strategy is intended to guide the sustainable and inclusive development of all areas of BC's critical minerals value chain, including mineral ex...

Oct 13. 2023

After more than five years in the making, the CIM Environmental, Social and Governance Guidelines for Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation (ESG Guidelines) is now available. These guidelines provide good, industry-accepted leading practices for practitioners at all levels of skill and exp...

Oct 13. 2023

CIM Knowledge Exchange is marking a milestone. We're celebrating our 50th webinar! Since 2019, we've proudly supported industry practitioners just like you in sharing their invaluable expertise and fostering collaboration, learning and innovation within the CIM community and beyond. CIM Knowledge...

Oct 05. 2023

Ladislaus “Largo” Albert Ladislaus “Largo” Albert, 94 years old, passed away peacefully with family by his side, on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the FJ Davey Home in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Largo proudly worked in the mining industry for over 6 decades. An industry leader in hoisting and mine s...

Oct 01. 2023

To help celebrate Women’s History Month, we invite you to join us live online on Thursday October 19 to hear Cathy Mulroy speak about what it was like to be one first women in the mining industry since World War II. Register here for the webinar “Mulroy’s View: A Memoir” Also, take advantage of N...

Sep 18. 2023

CIM launches new cloud-based mentorship program A renewed mentorship program from CIM is now available to CIM National members. The CIM Mentorship Program exists to connect newer generations of mining professionals with those more experienced in the industry to provide guidance at the beginning of ...

Aug 17. 2023

Looking for a fun and rewarding way to grow your professional network, apply your expertise to help solve local issues and influence the course of the industry in New Brunswick? Join us! CIM New Brunswick has an opening for the position of Branch Chair. CIM New Brunswick is a branch of the Canadian...

Jul 31. 2023

​We’re kicking off the new academic school year with a special 50% off a regular CIM student membership. Students, new and returning, are faced with new realities, different challenges and new uncertainties. We can help you create an informed and connected path to your future goals. You are the nex...

Jul 11. 2023

Download the article Last year, after nearly a decade of work led by Donna Beneteau, assistant professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering and an active member of CIM’s Underground Mining Society, CIM released the Historical Canadian ...

Jul 04. 2023

This article, written in 2020 by Nermina Harambasic, founder of O-Mod and member of CIM's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC), remains as relevant and instructive as it was when it was first published on DIAC's Linkedin page.  Diversity of thought, skills, styles, expertise, perspecti...

Jun 23. 2023

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), brought to you by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is celebrating its tenth year. Figures as of June 2021 show that 16.5% of engineers are women.  INWED gives women engineers around the world a profile when they are still hugely under-represente...

Jun 19. 2023

Have you entered our 125th anniversary giveaway on Instagram and Facebook yet?Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages for a chance to win a special set of birthday goodies!3 winners will win each of the following:🌟 One CIM notebook & pen set🌟 One pair of stylish CIM socks🌟 One CIM 125th annive...

Jun 13. 2023

William Irving (Bill) Mundle passed away on March 2, 2023 with his wife by his side, at Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Amherst. He was born February 5, 1939 in Pugwash, to Irving and Edna (Snowdon) Mundle. Following high school, Bill graduated from Mount Allison University with a degree in...

Jun 07. 2023

To commemorate this Indigenous History Month, here is a look back on some CIM Magazine stories that centre on Indigenous voices, knowledge, and innovation. We encourage our staff, members and fellow mining professionals to use this month as an opportunity to encourage and incorporate more Indigenou...

May 26. 2023

"I saw the call to join the round table in the newsletter,” says CIM student member Juan Camilo Garcia Vásquez. “I wanted to be part of it because I’ve tried to apply machine learning techniques to cost estimation in my assignments at university, but gauging data from mining projects can be difficul...

May 01. 2023

CIM Celebrates the 2023 CIM Award Winners  The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 CIM Awards, which took place during the CIM Convention at Palais des congrès de Montréal. This year's prestigious event recognized the outstandi...

May 01. 2023

Long-time CIM volunteer Michael Cinnamond takes on the CIM Presidency at an important moment for the industry and the Institute Mike Cinnamond, CIM’s 2023-2024 President, brings in-depth knowledge of the corporate side of the mining industry to the CIM Council. Currently the senior vice-president o...

Apr 30. 2023

The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Candace MacGibbon, as the Incoming President-Elect for 2025-2026. In this dynamic role, Ms. MacGibbon will work closely with the President and President-Elect to provide direction to CIM, ensuri...

Apr 11. 2023

John David Mason was an undergraduate student in the University of Toronto’s applied geology program when Texas Gulf Sulphur announced a 600-metre drill core intersection at what is now the prolific Kidd Creek mine near Timmins, Ontario. The news of the intersection sent its share price rocketing sk...

Apr 03. 2023

Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Announces the 2023 CIM Awards  The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is excited to announce that this year’s prestigious CIM Awards feature 23 industry awards that celebrate the extraordinary achievements of more ...

Mar 24. 2023

Carol Damiani has been in the business events industry for most of her professional career and has managed conferences ranging from a few hundred delegates to as many as 12,000. She started her career in the hotel industry and then moved to a professional conference organizer, to not-for-profit nati...

Member Spotlight

Sebastian Avalos Sotomayor, PhD | Mining Tech Entrepreneur | Principal Consultant at APMT

We need strong partnerships between industry, academia, and government to come up with environmentally and socially conscious solutions in mining. The CIM community is a fundamental link in these partnerships.