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May 18. 2022

CIM is more than an organization – it is a community of people who share a common passion for the mining industry. We would like to extend our condolences to friends and family of the deceased as we remember those who have passed away. Though they are no longer with us, their work and accomplishment...

May 04. 2022

Kobold Metals co-founder and CEO Kurt House speaks on the importance of reducing uncertainty during mineral exploration By Matthew Parizot As mineral deposits become more rare and harder to mine, mineral exploration has become increasingly reliant on quality data collection and interpretation to f...

May 04. 2022

CIMBC22 conference chair Doris Hiam-Galvez presented Wednesday’s keynote  “Mining Roadmap for Future Generations” By Sarah St-Pierre What does the future of mining look like? The question is more easily asked than answered. Delivering the keynote speech Wednesday morning at CIMBC22, conference cha...

May 03. 2022

May 3, 2022, Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum pays special recognition to the many accomplishments, contributions and dedication of CIM’s diverse mining and minerals community.   After two years, guests were finally able to attend the CIM-Cater...

May 03. 2022

Day two of CIMBC22 begins with a diversity of opinions By Carolyn Gruske The panel discussion that opened day two of CIMBC22 built on Monday’s opening plenary session. Moderated by John Thompson, honorary professor of responsible resources at the University of Bristol, the wide-ranging discussion ...

May 02. 2022

The CIMBC22 Convention opening keynote and plenary address how miners should recognize and alter their ways of thinking to better adapt to an ever-changing industry by Matthew Parizot On the morning of Monday, May 2, 930 visitors to the Vancouver Convention Centre poured into Ballroom C to attend ...

May 01. 2022

New CIM president Anne Marie Toutant takes the lead at a time of transformation  by Carolyn Gruske Mining engineer and new CIM President Anne Marie Toutant has had a wide-ranging and varied career. She got her start at the Cardinal River Coal mine in Alberta. Then, following a merger between Lusca...

Apr 27. 2022

Donna Beneteau’s database encapsulates over 14,000 mines from the 1700s until now. After almost a decade of work, a comprehensive database of mining’s history in Canada has been released to the world Canada’s mining industry has a history that pre-dates even the formation of the country. Thousands...

Mar 21. 2022

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 1, 2022 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in Room 206 of the Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building). The meeting will feature a brief summary of the...

Feb 24. 2022

Top (left to right): Zhanbolat Magzumov, Kaitlyn de Morée van Lierde, Max Schreckenbach, Nasim YavariBottom (left to right): Meet Bhagat, Hannah LeCocq, Sussan Alam Congratulations to the 2021 winners of the Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society scholarships! Sussan Alam Zhanbolat Magz...

Feb 21. 2022

For the past few years, CIM’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Society (ESRS) and Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (MRMR) Committee working group have been working to develop the Draft CIM Environmental, Social, and Governance Guidelines. This document will be part of the Industry Best ...

Feb 18. 2022

The role of Incoming President-Elect is a dynamic position that will see Mr. Pearce work closely with the President and President-Elect to provide direction to CIM that will ensure it continues to be the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, mate...

Feb 11. 2022

There is a saying that I like to use: if you want to welcome people to the mining industry, be welcoming.  I suppose that this axiom could also be applied to new technologies or ideas. If only it were as simple as that.  On January 26, 2022, CIM hosted two separate events. The first, titled What wi...

Feb 08. 2022

The Association for Mineral Exploration has recognized three CIM members for their remarkable achievements and contributions in the mineral resource, investment, and mineral exploration industry.  David Harquail is the recipient of the AME 2021 Murray Pezim Award for significant contributions to th...

Feb 01. 2022

Above: Gerald Clyke | Courtesy of Charmaine Gazdic-Querney In recognition of the hardships and achievements of Black individuals who have enriched – and continue to enrich – their communities in myriad ways, we offer up a story of strength, honour and commitment. Gerald Clyke (1930 - 2015) made hi...

Jan 26. 2022

Karine Limage has over 20 years of experience building successful business partnerships in the finance and insurance sectors. She is a proven and inspiring leader who has led sales and customer development teams. Karine has managed successful fundraising campaigns, workplace change processes, and di...

Dec 17. 2021

We are closing for the holidays from December 24, 2021, and returning on January 3, 2022. We wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday season! ...

Dec 17. 2021

Jim Popowich believed deeply in the power of mentorship. Throughout his career, he lent an ear and offered his perspective to many students. His willingness to help people find their way extended to colleagues in the industry as well.  “My first impression of him was that he was a mining executive ...

Dec 15. 2021

On November 18, UBC, SFU, and BCIT students from Mining and Earth Sciences programs met with industry professionals for an evening of networking, fun and the chance to win $20,000 in student awards, book prizes and education grants.Dr. Caius Priscu started the evening off with a talk entitled, “Crui...

Dec 13. 2021

CIM is more than an organization – it is a community of people who share a common passion for the mining industry. We would like to extend our condolences to friends and family of the deceased as we remember those who have passed away. Though they are no longer with us, their work and accomplishment...

Nov 17. 2021

CIM Academy is an online learning resource with video and supplemental content from conference presentations, workshops, webinars and more. Material includes open access and paywalled content. For subscription information visit cim.org/academy/pricing. To access content create a profile at academy.c...

Oct 27. 2021

October 27, 2021 Montreal, Quebec, Canada — Yesterday the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) signed an agreement whereby GMG will formally become an independent legal entity, after nine years as a special committee under CIM’s Su...

Oct 13. 2021

CIM President-Elect Anne Marie Toutant tees off at the CIM Toronto Branch annual CIM/CMP Frank Grieco Memorial Golf Tournament CIM branches across the country hit the greens this summer, after the 2020 golf tournaments were cancelled due to COVID-19. And branch members were thrilled to be back. Asi...

Sep 29. 2021

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR Recognizing the pivotal role played by Indigenous peoples in the mining industry, CIM’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is pleased to host National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a conversation with Joseph Wabegijig. This virtual event slated for September 30...

Jul 16. 2021

Christopher Marilley is a seasoned meeting and convention professional with over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality and tourism sector. He is a proven leader/executive having led sales and convention services teams with global hotel chains where he also served on the executive group. He also ov...

Jun 14. 2021

June 14, 2021, Montréal, Québec. The development of guidelines, best practices and standards are strategic pillars of CIM. We recently reconfirmed this during an extensive outreach exercise to inform CIM's new strategic plan. The work of the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) -- a constituent Comm...

May 06. 2021

New president Pierre Julien wants to build up support for CIM and promote the high-tech nature of the industry By Carolyn Gruske Pierre Julien is the type of person who is undaunted in the face of difficult situations and meets challenges head on. Julien is the vice-president of DRA Global, but in...

May 06. 2021

Nouveau Monde CEO believes planning, preparation and on-staff experts have the company’s mining project on track By Carolyn Gruske While developing a graphite mine and processing facility in Quebec may seem like a gamble since these kinds of operations are not common outside of China, Eric Desauln...

May 06. 2021

Jerry Asp reflects on his work as co-founder of the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation and offers advice on what the mining industry can do to foster Indigenous success By Samuel Haughton How can the mining industry work together with Indigenous communities to empower them to become resilient ...

May 06. 2021

Osisko Metals president and COO Jeff Hussey explains how underinvestment in base metals could lead the mining industry to miss out on the upcoming super-cycle By Matthew Parizot Metals markets are changing rapidly. The end of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased demand for clean technologies and in...

May 03. 2021

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is proud to have represented the Canadian mining industry for 123 years. As with many organizations, the global pandemic threatened to impact how CIM supports its members, partners and the broader mining, minerals, metals and materials...

May 03. 2021

The opening plenary for the CIM 2021 Virtual Convention + Expo focused on innovations to operations and relationships with local communities over the past year By Matthew Parizot 'The COVID-19 pandemic shook the entire world, and the mining industry was no exception. Although some parts of the wor...

Apr 30. 2021

April 30, 2021, Montréal, Québec. Recognizing and celebrating the contributions, achievements and excellence of the mining and minerals industry’s finest is a tradition that CIM carries out each year. Through the CIM-Caterpillar Celebration of Excellence, we recognize those individuals and companies...

Apr 26. 2021

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2023-2024 Incoming President-Elect, Mike Cinnamond. Mike Cinnamond is the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of B2Gold Corp. Prior to joining B2Gold in 2013, he was...

Apr 20. 2021

A message from CIM CEO, Angela Hamlyn As we come to celebrate National Volunteer Week, it is important to look back on the year and the many victories, big and small, we have shared over an unpredictable and sometimes difficult year. Given the challenges we’ve all had to confront, your contribution...

Apr 19. 2021

Make your CIM membership even more rewarding Ask any CIM volunteer about their experience and they will have something positive to say, whether it was because they met new people and built a network, challenged themselves and learned something new, or gained a feeling of self-fulfillment and belong...

Mar 26. 2021

Publication: Mobile Equipment Open Data, Report on Industry Challenges and Next Steps The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published Mobile Equipment Open Data: A Report on Industry Challenges and Next Steps. This report summarizes the results of workshops and individual outreach within the ...

Mar 16. 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society scholarships! Pedro Pablo Vasquez-Coronado Kolter Weaver Muyoya Dominic Kabinga Blake Biagio Lapadula  Kyle Macpherson  Kaitlyn De Moree Van Lierde  Read more...

Mar 11. 2021

The CIM Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) will take place via videoconference on Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT).The meeting will feature a brief summary of the Institute's activities over the past year, audite...

Feb 05. 2021

Do you have an idea for a webinar that would be appropriate for educating the CIM membership community and the broader mining industry? If so, we invite you to contribute a webinar proposal and collaborate with us to deliver high quality education and training through our CIM Knowledge Exchange webi...

Dec 18. 2020

We will be closed for the holidays from December 24, 2020, and returning on January 4, 2021. In accordance with the Quebec government’s instruction, our offices will remain closed until January 11, though staff will be working remotely during that time. We wish you a safe and pleasant holiday season...

Dec 18. 2020

Dear CIM Family, How does one begin to reflect on the exceptional year this was? Many of us commenced 2020 with – at the very least – the promise of a year reflecting the symmetry of the digits. Most of us have likely not yet fully internalized what has transpired in the past months and what it wil...

Dec 17. 2020

• NexTech’s live streaming video and in-booth AR capabilities enable mining solution providers to showcase their technologies on a global stage • Canada has long been a dominant mining jurisdiction that will be augmented with NexTech’s enhanced experiences at this year’s CIM Convention + Expo • Ne...

Dec 16. 2020

CIM is more than an organization – it is a community of people who share a common passion for the mining industry. We would like to extend our condolences to friends and family of the deceased as we remember those who have passed away. Though they are no longer with us, their work and accomplishment...

Nov 19. 2020

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) has decided to make its 2021 Convention and Expo a fully online event, to be held May 3-6, 2021. The decision comes as a result of the continuing uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and CIM prioritizing the health and safety of...

Sep 16. 2020

A new CIM society dedicated to the health and well-being of the people in our industry Since CIM was founded in 1898, safety in the mining industry has improved dramatically. As these workplaces have grown safer, so have expectations of what can and should be done to ensure the safety of the workfo...

Sep 08. 2020

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIM partners with Edumine to provide online professional development training for mining professionals CIM National members can save 15% on Edumine courses to help them further their careers  MONTREAL, QC, Sept...

Aug 20. 2020

To help students through an uncertain 2020-2021 school year, CIM has put together this resource centre with links to health advisories, scholarships, direct links to the CIM Mentorship Program and technical resources such as the CIM Academy, OneMine and CIM Technical Paper libraries, and advice on h...

Jun 21. 2020

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day. In Canada, June 21st is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and the outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In 2018, we met Martha Manuel – now Manager, Indigenous Relations at N...

May 14. 2020

1250-3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. WestWestmount, QC, CanadaH3Z 3C1 May 14, 2020, Montréal, Québec. The celebration and recognition of excellence within the mining and minerals industry is a tradition of which CIM is extremely proud. The CIM Caterpillar Celebration of Excellence is an occasion the mini...

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A CIM membership can help enhance your professional profile, develop your business network and build your company’s profile. The Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum offers multiple membership types, with different levels of engagement to meet any mining industry professional’s business needs and career goals.

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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.

Sebastian Avalos Sotomayor, PhD Mining Engineering Candidate, Queen’s University