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 that drive the industry forward, draw focus on safety, sustainability, and environmental, social and corporate governance, as well as diversity and inclusion.
With the CIM Convention + EXPO taking a virtual format this year, the awards gala was held live and online on April 29 with award winners and their fans anticipating the results.
The show began with special guest and host, Colin Cloud, a cyber mentalist and forensic mind reader. Colin put his skills to the test on the night’s industry leaders, award winners and the guests! It was an evening of suspense, excitement and celebration, and all of it a prelude to CIMVTL21, where the live programming continues on Monday, May 3 at 10:00 AM (EDT).
Without further ado, we present to you the 2021 CIM Award recipients. Please join us in congratulating each recipient for their accomplishments in their career and their dedication during this unprecedented time.
A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award
Robert Wares, Osisko Metals
Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper
CIM Distinguished Lecturers
CIM Distinguished Service Medal
Michael Allan, MJ Allan Consulting
Jacqueline Allison, Ride Hovr; Kim Bittman, Kim Bittman Consulting; Thomas Broddy, Retired; Carlos da Costa, Simon Fraser University; Boyd Davis, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc.; John Hoffert, Retired Consultant; Mihaiela Isac, McGill University; Zoltan Lukacs, Consultant; Johnna Muinonen, Dumont Nickel; Roy Slack, Cementation Americas
CIM Presidents’ Role Model Medal
Tim Mbanga, Nutrien Potash
CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Leaders Awards
CIM Community Service Award
Debra Shewfelt, RESPEC
Diversity & Inclusion Award
Debra Shewfelt, RESPEC
District Distinguished Service Award
Excellence in Sustainable Development
Sabrina Dias, SOOP Strategies Inc.
Hatch - CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety Award
J.C. Sproule Northern Exploration Award
Sam Bosum, Native Exploration Services
John T. Ryan Safety Trophies
Regional: New Gold Inc., New Afton Mine (Metal BC/Yukon); Vale Canada Ltd., Totten Mine (Metal Ontario); Cameco Corporation, Cigar Lake Operation (Metal Prairie/Territory); Hecla Québec, Mine Casa Berardi (Metal Québec/Maritimes); Tata Steel Minerals Canada, DSO Project (Select East); Imperial Oil Resources, Kearl Operations (Select West)
Julian Boldy Geological Society Service Award
Dan Marshall, Simon Fraser University
Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award
Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award
Ferri Hassani, McGill University
Mining Safety Leadership Medal
MSA Safety Sales LLC
Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award
Patricia Mohr, Scotiabank
Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award
Bert Wasmund, Hatch
Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence Awards
Community Engagement Excellence: Agnico Eagle
Environmental Excellence: IAMGOLD
Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining
William George Davenport, University of Arizona
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) has served as the leading technical industry institute in Canada for the past 123 years. CIM is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, facilitation of innovation, the celebration of excellence and the promotion of sustainable practices across the full spectrum of Canada’s minerals, metals, materials, and petroleum industries.