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TABLE OF CONTENTS President’s Remarks 4 Message from the Executive Director 5 We are CIM 8 CIM Council 6 CIM Organization 8-9 CIM – The tie that binds the industry 10 CIM Corporate Members 12 CIM Committees 14 CIM Societies 16 CIM Districts and Branches 17

Strategic Plan 18 CIM Service Areas 19 EVENTS AND NETWORKING & RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 20 CIM Conventions and Conferences 21 CIM District Reports 30 Social Media 31 KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE 32 CIM Publications and Media 33 CIM Website 34 CIM Standards Committees 36 CIM Distinguished Lecturers Program 39 PUBLIC AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT 40 Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation 41 CIM’s M4S Show 42 CIM Diversity Advisory Committee 43 Increased Outreach & Cooperation 44 Centre for Excellence in CSR 45 CIM Scholarships 45 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 46 CIM Leading in Mining Program 47 Workshops and Short Courses 47 INTERNATIONAL GROWTH 48 International Activities 49

Financials 52 Going Forward 54 Message from the Incoming President 55 Cover page photos courtesy of: top row, left to right: Kinross Gold, Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto, The Mosaic Company, Rio Tinto, Atlas Copco. Bottom row, left to right: Vale, Atlas Copco and Rio Tinto.


Pierre-Antoine Lafon-Simard


Canada’s growing influence There is a great deal of respect for Canada globally, especially regarding its governance, its financial stability and its natural resources sector. During my tenure as president of CIM, numerous worldwide sources expressed their desire to emulate this country, looking to Canada as a role model for their economies, our respect for diversity and the transparent and ethical business environment. We have a brand here – the “Canadian Brand” – that can be exported, advanced and leveraged around the globe. As the premier technical society for mining industry professionals, CIM is assuming a leadership role in taking this brand to many parts of the world, and the world is coming to us as well.

We set the foundation for international cooperation in 2013 by striking the Global Mining Professional Alliance (GMPA) that will bring greater cooperation toward improving global best practices, guidelines and standards for operations and business, while providing more opportunities for member networking and communications activities. The GMPA brings together CIM, SME (USA), AusIMM (Australasia) and SAIMM (Southern Africa); we encourage other technical mining societies to join us as we establish programs and other cooperative efforts to improve mining practices and expand benefits for our members.

Global mining came to Montreal, where CIM hosted the World Mining Congress in August – held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2013). We drew in around 5,000 participants, nearly twice the number we initially expected, and had a magnificent technical, financial and social program success. Hats off to all members of the CIM team for their key role in this event!

CIM representatives also participated in a state visit to Mongolia in 2013. I was privileged to join Gov. Gen. David Johnston in Ulaanbaatar in October to meet with national leaders, as well as Canadian business leaders active in the Central Asian country.

The outreach program associated with the completion of our strategic plan is in progress. Member participation in the ChoicebookTM survey in December was gratifying, illustrating that members want to have a voice in CIM and care about our future. A series of round table focus groups took place across Canada to help us obtain personal insights and opinions from business leaders, government representatives and branch and society members for setting our future direction. We look to have a strategic framework ready for rollout by mid-2014.

CIM also reported positive financial results for 2013 despite a challenging business climate, driven by event and advertising revenues and membership support. Our annual conference in Toronto was well attended, and we look forward to a memorable event in Vancouver in May. Membership in CIM continues to grow, exceeding 15,000 in 2013!

In closing, I would like to thank the many volunteers at the national, committee, society and branch levels, as well as the dedicated CIM staff that ensure our ongoing success and assure our future. The participation of our members at all levels is rewarding and gratifying to me. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve CIM as president, and I anticipate my ongoing contribution going forward. I welcome and wish every success to Sean Waller, your CIM president for 2014–15. He will make sure that CIM remains the Community for Leading Industry Expertise.

Robert Schafer


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Setting the stage for the future CIM had a fantastic 2013, made possible by the diligent efforts of CIM volunteers, board members and national office staff. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all those involved and to invite you to reach out and thank them if you have the opportunity to meet them in person.

We started the year against a highly ambiguous backdrop of what was to come for the minerals industry. Despite this uncertainty, 2013 saw a series of significant accomplishments and positive results for CIM that will enable us to head into 2014 – as well as into the next five to ten years – with a solid outlook on the future. Internally, we completed our third round of an in-depth compensation review (the first took place in 2006 and the second in 2010) for the national office staff. Working with experts from the Hay Group, this process has helped us remain competitive and equitable within the market and the industry we serve. It represents the cornerstone of our proactive approach to human resource development.

With five well-established and experienced departments at the national office – which have been strengthened over the last few years – I have been able to relinquish many of the more tactical and operational responsibilities to the very capable senior management team. This has enabled me to focus much more on strategic and longer-term development and related research and networking opportunities. A greater level of interdepartmental collaboration on specific projects and events has also contributed to the improvement and streamlining of internal processes. Further, we now have more than two years of solid experience with a new suite of IT systems and association management software, having made significant progress in the development of a few key

value-added pieces: the CIM Online Library and the Technical Paper Management System (used for submissions to our peer-reviewed CIM Journal, annual Convention and, eventually, other convention and conferences). We are also setting the stage for the future of CIM through the development of IT “super users” among the national office staff and key constituents, to offset the load on the IT department. A work in progress, this endeavour will empower users outside the IT department by enabling them to contribute more directly to the development of content and tools. This will allow the IT department to focus more on development, design and the continuous improvement of our IT platforms.

We also introduced a systematic process to capture, analyze and respond to complaints more effectively. CIM continues to look to external expertise for audit and validation of our policies, processes and results.

With regard to our ongoing interaction with societies and branches, CIM developed new mechanisms for internal communications, improving the way we work with our societies and branches in all four districts (western, central, eastern and international).

From an external perspective, we began focusing more on our relationships with the various organizations within the global mining community, placing emphasis on those that promote and provide leadership and enhance the Canadian brand in mining. Our efforts also centred on fostering cooperation with key international partners, thereby enabling us to collectively set higher standards and raise the bar on many aspects of our industry and its professional performance, including enhancing our conversations and collaboration with other national sister societies through initiatives such as the Global Mining Professional Alliance.


6 On the leadership front we also “walked the talk” through further development of our CIM Leading in Mining program – now entering its third year – and which is specifically targeted to developing tomorrow’s leadership capabilities in our industry. My participation in the program has been truly transformative and I am blown away by the impact it has had on me – both personally and professionally. I have already gained a clarity of mind and purpose that is changing my outlook on work, life, priorities and people, in ways I had not imagined possible. The experiential approach of the program makes participants continually put learning into practice

in such a way that, over time, one intuitively develops an incredible set of reflexes that helps one grow. We also ensured that our annual convention, conferences and events we partnered on carried strong technical content. This was highlighted at the highly successful World Mining Congress and International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining with which we partnered on in August. It was also evidenced through continued and new partnerships on events such as the Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS) at the 2013 CIM

CIM Council | May 2012 – May 2013 EXECUTIVE


PRESIDENT Terence Bowles, Saint-Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS SOCIETY Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories

PRESIDENT-ELECT Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc.

ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SOCIETY Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories

INCOMING PRESIDENT-ELECT Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp.

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Jason Dunning, Alamos Gold Inc.

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT Chuck Edwards, AMEC Americas Limited


FINANCE CHAIR Michael Cinnamond, B2Gold Corp.

MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS SOCIETY Alicia Ferdinand, Proven Reserves

DIRECTOR AT LARGE James Popowich, The Mosaic Company


METALLURGY & MATERIALS SOCIETY Greg Richards, Teck Metals Ltd.

DISTRICT 1 John Fleming, Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. DISTRICT 2 Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem Canada Inc. DISTRICT 3 Adam Tonnos, Toromont

DISTRICTS 4 & 5 Tim Grain Joseph, JPi Mine Equipment

MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA Matt Ferguson, Shaw Resources

ROCK ENGINEERING SOCIETY John Hadjigeorgiou, University of Toronto

SURFACE MINING SOCIETY Raymond A. Reipas, Teck Resources Limited UNDERGROUND MINING SOCIETY Robert Carey, RJC Industrial Design Ltd.

DISTRICT 6 Patty Moore, Tetra Tech

INTERNATIONAL Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc.


7 Convention and the 2014 Materials Science & Technology Conference through CIM’s Metallurgy and Materials Society. Our collaborative successes with organizations like the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network and the Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network further cemented CIM’s growing role in emerging areas of the industry. Finally, we introduced the largest strategic outreach exercise in CIM’s recent history, which will culminate in the inaugural CIM Leadership Congress to be held at the 2014 CIM Convention in May. In collaboration with CIM Council

and CIM branch and society representatives we will discuss the results of the strategic exercise, set priorities and chart the course for CIM’s future – at every level. On the road to celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2023, we will deliver on these results, and continue to expand our membership base and global presence, all with the goal of serving our members to the best of our abilities. Jean Vavrek

CIM Council | May 2013 – May 2014 EXECUTIVE

PRESIDENT Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. PRESIDENT-ELECT Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp.

INCOMING PRESIDENT-ELECT Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd.

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT Terence Bowles, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. FINANCE CHAIR Michael Cinnamond, B2Gold Corp.

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE James Popowich, The Mosaic Company Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch


WESTERN DISTRICT Patty Moore, Tetra Tech Dan Clark, Finning (Canada)

CENTRAL DISTRICT Adam Tonnos, Toromont Rick Hutson, C.J. Stafford & Associates

EASTERN DISTRICT Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem Canada Inc. Marcel Jolicoeur, Genivar


CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS SOCIETY Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories

ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SOCIETY Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Jason King Dunning, Alamos Gold Inc.


METALLURGY & MATERIALS SOCIETY (METSOC) Vladimiros Papangelakis, University of Toronto

MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA Matt Ferguson, Equipment Solutions, Atlantic Cat ROCK ENGINEERING SOCIETY Denis Thibodeau, Stantec Consulting Ltd. SURFACE MINING SOCIETY Tom Broddy, Taseko Mines Ltd.

UNDERGROUND MINING SOCIETY Robert Carey, RJC Industrial Design Ltd.

INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc.



Organization CIM COUNCIL 2013-2014: (Left to right) Back row: Jo-Anne Boucher, Vladimiros Papangelakis, Janice Zinc, Adam Tonnos, Tom Broddy, Daniel Gagnon, Michael Cinnamond; Middle row: Robert Carey, Nathan Stubina, Chris Twigge-Molecey; Front row: Patty Moore, Sean Waller, Jean Vavrek, Robert Schafer, Terence Bowles, Garth Kirkham; Missing from Photo: Dan Clark, Matt Ferguson, Marcel Jolicoeur, Richard Jundis, Jason King, Denis Thibodeau

CIM BRANCHES CIM SOCIETIES Canadian Mineral Processors Society Environmental and Social Responsibility Society Geological Society Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society Management and Economics Society Metallurgy and Materials Society Mining Society of Nova Scotia Society for Rock Engineering Surface Mining Society Underground Mining Society


Western District BRANCHES: Calgary, Crowsnest, Edmonton, North Central BC, Oil Sands, Saskatoon, Saskatoon GeoSoc, South Central BC, Trail, Vancouver, Yellowknife, Yukon

Manager: Deborah Smith-Sauvé

Central District BRANCHES: Cobalt, GTA West, Hamilton, Northern Gateway, Ottawa, Porcupine, Red Lake, Sudbury, Sudbury Geosection, Thompson, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Winnipeg

Eastern District BRANCHES: Amos, Chapais-Chibougamau, Harricana, Labrador, Montréal, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Québec, Québec Nord-Est, Rouyn-Noranda, Saguenay, Thetford Mines

International District CIM SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM: (Left to right) Back row: Serge Major, Gérard Hamel; Middle row: Lise Bujold, Marjolaine Dugas, Angela Hamlyn, Mireille Goulet; Front: Jean Vavrek CIM ANNUAL REPORT | 2013

BRANCHES: Dakar (Senegal), Lima (Peru), Los Andes (Chile)


Communications, Publications & Media Andrea Nichiporuk Managing Editor Herb Mathisen Section Editor Ryan Bergen Editor-in-Chief Angela Hamlyn Director, Communications, Publications and Media Peter Braul Section Editor Maria Olaguera Web Content Editor Zoë Koulouris Copy Editor and Communications Coordinator

Membership Services Laura Foley Retention Agent Caroline Vongkoth Branch Services Coordinator Lamiche Tremblay Service Coordinator Marjolaine Dugas Director, Membership Services Corina Tanasie Programs Coordinator Jo-Anne Watier Membership Manager Robertina Pillo Communications and Program Coordinator

Conventions & Trade Shows Lucie Vincent M4S Public Outreach Coordinator Nadia Bakka Convention Coordinator Lise Bujold Director, Conventions and Trade Shows Chantal Murphy Convention Coordinator Martin Bell Exhibition Sales Manager Carol Lee Registration and Customer Care Coordinator

Administration Mireille Goulet Executive Coordinator, CSR Project Leader Julie Mercure-Latour Administrative Assistant (maternity leave replacement)

Finance Information Systems & Technology

Alexandra Cyr Cash Receipts Elaine Kinsella Invoicing and Accounts Receivable Serge Major Director, Finance and Administration Anne Brosseau Accounts Payable and Special Volumes

Robert Garcia Senior Technical and Applications Specialist Martin Doré Web Programmer Gérard Hamel Director, Information Systems and Technology Lorent Dione Web Programmer CIM ANNUAL REPORT | 2013


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CIM – The tie that binds the industry

In 2013, CIM expanded its member services and resources to help advance volunteer activities and initiatives. Part of this expansion included developing and enhancing tools, which in turn provided the information and support members and volunteers needed to follow through on their objectives and tasks. These resources included a new management tool for local branch administrators, a membership directory search tool, and an improved online membership platform. Providing our members with greater opportunities to further their careers, make connections, gain and share knowledge is instrumental to who we are.

Over the course of the year, CIM’s enhanced tools, resources, communication and connections provided members and volunteers with the means to strengthen

their membership recruitment initiatives and ongoing work including event organization and increasing outreach to students. We added a member services department staff to provide greater support to our branches and focused our efforts on solidifying our relationship with them. For their part, the branches improved communication and ties with one another through teleconference calls and information and idea exchanges, yielding results that are already proving to be very valuable. Further, the CIM district vicepresidents and ambassadors were instrumental in helping enrich the connections between the branches and the CIM Council.

Overall, the enhanced processes and valuable connections we put in place are enabling us to


11 collaborate more closely in support of CIM’s core objectives. And, the strategic decision to expand our international presence helped fuel our success. CIM recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) to create the Global Mining Professional Alliance. This agreement will allow CIM members who are travelling to these regions to benefit from the various services and resources available to the members of these organizations.

15,000 members and growing

Ensuring membership retention and engagement, and fostering stronger relationships with our members and volunteers were top priorities for CIM in 2013. We streamlined our processes and automated systems to make this possible. In the same vein, we adopted approaches that enable us to leverage member and volunteer feedback to implement more tailored strategies into the resolution process and, as a result, making the move from simple case management to

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155 4,670

CIM Members by Society Canadian Mineral Processors Society


Environmental & Social Responsibility Society


Geological Society


Maintenance, Engineering & Reliability Society


Management & Economics Society


Metallurgy & Materials Society


Mining Society of Nova Scotia


Rock Engineering Society


Surface Mining Society


Underground Mining Society


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complete, personalized membership care. CIM worked closely with individual, branch and corporate members, endeavouring to optimize every interaction with them. The results proved to be very fruitful as indicated by our branches’ willingness to forge stronger connections with the national office.

Our work does not stop here, however. CIM is constantly looking for ways to U.S.: 914 International: 1,751 enhance the value of its programs and Total: 15,026 services by collaborating with leading service providers. Our Canadian branch members can take advantage of CIM’s affinity program offering. Additionally, through our increased collaboration with leading mining associations and our efforts in improving the student program, CIM expanded the scope of information and opportunities available to the next 177 generation of mining professionals. This is intended to 2,332 help guide them through the vast repertory of industry resources 153 and empower them to become 10 confident and effective leaders – critical elements for building a 233 successful career. In 2013, we further developed our student


network and launched three new student chapters: University of Toronto, Dalhousie University and École Polytechnique de Montréal bringing our total of student chapters to 13.

The Image Commission


With respect to the CIM Awards program, we revised our award names and taglines in an effort to better reflect their meaning and help promote and recognize excellence within the mining community. These changes will help our members in the nomination process to better identify the top nominees with the right award.

CIM Student Chapters

Moving forward

The mining industry is ever-changing and diverse. Identifying our members and industry needs was crucial for CIM in 2013 in order to put in place the strategies for a smooth transition into 2014.

Dalhousie University • École Polytechnique de Montréal • McGill University • Queen’s University • University of British Columbi • University of Saskatchewan • University of Toronto

MetSoc Student Chapters Laurentian University • Memorial University • McGill University • Université Laval • University of British Columbia • University of Waterloo

CIM Corporate Members

The contribution and support of our corporate members is vital to the sustainability and growth of CIM.

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Axter Coletanche Inc.



A&B MYLEC Pty Ltd. Abresist Kalenborn Inc. Accenture Acier St-Michel Inc. Aciers SSAB Suédois Ltée ACP Applied Products Ltd. Adrok Ltd. Aecon Mining AIL Mining AkzoNobel Chemicals Ltd. Alexander Proudfoot AMEC Americas Limited ArcelorMittal Canada Mines Archway Stabilisation Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Ausenco Minerals Canada

Barrick Gold Corporation BASF Corporation BAT Construction Ltd. BHP Billiton Canada Inc. Biodisk Corp. BKT Tires Canada Inc. BlackRock Metals Inc. Boart Longyear Boréal – Informations Stratégiques Inc. (Boréalis) Bradken Brault Maxtech Inc. C

Caledonia Mining Corporation

Canadian Pump & Compressor Candente Copper Corporation CBleue Inc. CEMI – Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation CG Industrial Specialties Ltd. CK Logistics Cliffs Wabush Mines Colossus Minerals Inc. Copper Development Association Inc. COREM Crevier Lubricants Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. CWA Engineers Inc. Cypher Environmental Ltd.



Dassault Systems GEOVIA Inc. Davidson Drilling Limited De Beers Canada Domik Exploration Ltd. Dominion Diamond Corp. Downer EDI Mining Mineral Technologies Dyno Nobel Inc. E

Earthworks Equipment Corp. Eco Waste Solutions Element Mining Ltd. F

Falco Technologies Inc. Festo

13 FLSmidth FLSmidth Knelson Formation Mirabel Inc. Fountain Tire Mine Service Ltd. Frontline Integrated Services Ltd. Fusionex, une compagnie de Wolseley G

GEA Westfalia Separator Canada Inc. Gen-X Capital Humain/ Ressources Menitik Geohart Consultants Pty Ltd. Global Inspections-NDT Inc. Global Partner Solutions Mining & Industries Goldcorp Inc. Golder Associates Ltd. Graham Group Ltd. Groupe CLR H

Hatch Ltd. Hella Inc. Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems Canada Inc. Hewitt Equipment Limited HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc. Honeywell Process Solutions Inc. HumEng International Inc. I

IBK Capital Corp. IDS North America IMAFS Inc. Intergraph Canada Ltd. IQ – Investissement Québec Iron Ore Company of Canada J

J.F. Comer Inc. Jennmar of Canada Inc. Joy Global Canada JPi mine equipment


Kal Tire Key Maintenance Technologies Kinross Gold Corp. Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. KPI Industrial Controls Inc. L

Lafarge Canada Inc. Laforest Nova Aqua Laird Constructors Laird Technologies Inc. Laurel Steel, Division of Harris Steel Le Groupe MISA M

Maptek McCarthy Tétrault S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l. McCue Environmental Contracting Inc. Micromine Ltd. Mine Cable Services Corporation Mine Site Technologies (Canada) Inc. MinePros Personnel Inc. Mining Publications International MISTRAS Métaltec Mosaic Company, The Mullen Trucking LP N

Newalta Corporation Newedge Canada Inc. New Millennium Iron Corp. Norseman Structures Inc. North Fringe Industrial Technologies Inc. NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada Ltd. Nuna Group of Companies O

Oboni Riskope Associates Inc. Outotec (Canada) Ltd.


P.R. Engineering Ltd. Pacific Bit of Canada Inc. Paul F. Wilkinson & Associates Inc. PhotoSat Information Ltd. Pionera Pneuma-Tool Inc. Polar Mobility Research Ltd. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Praetorian Construction Management PROVIX Inc. Purves Redmond Ltd. PVA Consulting Group Pyott Boone Electrics Canada Limited (PBE Group) Q R

QinetiQ Ltd. RAX Enterprises Inc. Raymac Environmental Services Inc. Redpath REM Resource Engineering & Maintenance Richwood Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium Inc. Rockhound Ltd. Rockwell Automation RungePincockMinarco S

Schlumberger Water Services Sentry® Equipment Corp. Service aux entreprises Harricana Siemens Canada Ltd. Sinergeo Lda. SKF Canada Ltd. SM Construction Inc. SMS Equipment Inc. SNL Metals Economics Group Spicer Solution Providers Inc. SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.


Stellar Recruitment STM Associates Stonehouse Mining Corp. Suncor Energy Synthesarc Inc. T

Team Power Solutions Teck Resources Ltd. Tega Industries Canada TENAQUIP Limited TerraSource Global Tetra Tech Thibault & Associates Inc. Thyssen Mining Construction of Canada Ltd. Timken Canada LP U V

Ultra Seat Corporation Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited Val’s Drilling Limited Veyance Technologies Canada Inc. Victaulic Company of Canada Ltd. W

Wajax Equipment Wajax Power Systems Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. WesTech Engineering, Inc. Western Potash Corp. Wilkinson Steel & Metals Ltd. Wire Rope Industries Ltd. Women in Resource Development Corporation W.S. Tyler Wugang Canada Resources Investment Ltd. X

XPS Consulting & Testwork Services Xylem Water Solutions


CIM Committees Credit: Kinross Gold


Council Member also sitting on the Executive Committee (Chair) Michael Cinnamond, B2Gold Corp. (formerly with PwC) Vice-President Rick Hutson Members (not on Council) John Bowles, Terry Krepiakevich CIM Executive Director (ex officio) Jean Vavrek, CIM Director Finance and Administration (non-voting) Serge Major


Chair Chuck Edwards, AMEC Canadian Mineral Processors Society Michael Sue, Outotec; Catherine Pelletier, Endako Mines Environmental & Social Responsibility Society Janis Shandro, University of Victoria; Angelique Slade Shantz, CBERN Geological Society Hendrik Falck, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Maintenance & Engineering Society Marcel Djivre, Metelco Management & Economics Society Mark Lamoureux, ScotiaBank Metallurgical & Materials Society Peter Lind, Barrick Gold; Erfan Sharifi, Outotec Rock Engineering Society Martin Grenon, Université Laval Surface Mining Society Tim Joseph, University of Alberta Underground Mining Society Gary Poxleitner and Louis Peloquin, SRK Consulting CIM Staff Ryan Bergen, Janice Burke, Andrea Nichiporuk, Angela Hamlyn (ex officio) Jean Vavrek


President Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. President-Elect Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp. Incoming President-Elect Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. Immediate Past-President Terence Bowles, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. Finance Chairman Michael Cinnamond, B2Gold Corp. (formerly with PwC) Eastern District Second-Year VicePresident Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem Central District Second-Year Vice-President Adam Tonnos, Toromont Western District Second-Year Vice-President Patty Moore, Tetra Tech International District Vice-President Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc. CIM Executive Director (ex officio) Jean Vavrek CIM Director of Finance and Administration Serge Major CIM Secretary Mireille Goulet


Past-President (Chair) Terence Bowles, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. Directors named by Council Resolution Jim Popowich, The Mosaic Company; Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch CIM Executive Director (ex officio) Jean Vavrek, CIM Secretary Mireille Goulet


Chairs Paul Bankes, Teck Resources; Deborah McCombe, Roscoe Postle Associates; Tim Maunula, Oak Ridge Resources; Phil Olsen, Titan Uranium (retired); Normand Champigny, Donner Metals; Joe Ringwald, Selwyn Resources; Geoff Jordan, Geoff Gordon Associates; Fred Payne; Greg Gosson, AMEC; Kevin Palmer, Teck Resources; Alicia Ferdinand, Proven Reserves; Mike Hoffman, Kria Resources


Vice-President International (Chair) Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc. Core Group Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch; Jean Vavrek, CIM; Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc.; Carmen Altamirano, Foreign Affairs, Trade and International Development Canada Africa District Senior Vice-President Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem Africa District Junior VicePresident Pierre Boivin, McCarthy Tétrault Members Chuck Edwards, AMEC; Keith Spence, Global Mining Capital Corp.; Phillip Mackey, P.J. Mackey Technology Inc.; Tim Dold,



Tema Inenmann; Jim Gowans, Barrick Gold Corp.; Rob Stephens, Teck Metals; Priti Wanjara, National Research Council; Joe Hinzer, Watts, Griffis and McOuat; Patty Moore, Tetra Tech; Daniel Brosig; Jin Liu; Lucky Lakshmanan, Process Research Ortech; Ken Roberts, FLSmidth; Pramod Kumar, Polycorp CIM Staff Marjolaine Dugas and Mireille Goulet


CIM President Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. President-Elect Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp. Incoming President-Elect Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. Past-President Terence Bowles, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.


Co-Chairs Keith Spence, Global Mining Capital Corp.; William Roscoe, Scott Wilson Mining Group Secretary Eden Oliver, Bennett Jones LLP Members Derek Melo, KPMG; Michael Fowler, Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd.; David Scott, CIBC; Michael Samis, Ernst & Young; Marc Legault, Agnico-Eagle Mines; Pat Stephenson, AMC Consultants; Bruce McKnight, Minerals Services


Chair Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. Members Marc Legault, Agnico-Eagle Mines; Hendrik Falk, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; Ron Pressacco, Rosco Postle Associates


Representing CIM: CIM President Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. Standing Committee on Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Definitions Chair Paul Bankes, Teck Resources Best Practices Guidelines Committee Chair Garth Kirkham,  Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. CIM Executive Director Jean Vavrek Representing CSA: British Columbia Securities Commission Robert Holland Autorité des Marchés Financiers Luc Arseneault Ontario Securities Commission Craig Waldie Guests: CRIRSCO Chair Deborah McCombe, Roscoe Postle Associates CIM Immediate Past-President Terence Bowles, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. CIM PastPresidents Chuck Edwards, AMEC; Michael Allan, Teck Resources CIM President-Elect Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp. CIMVAL Co-Chair Keith Spence, Global Mining Capital Corp. CIM Secretary Mireille Goulet


Executive Council: Chair Tim Skinner, SMART Solutions Vice-Chair Andrew Scott, Barrick Gold SMART Vice-Chair Paul Graham, Shell Canada Treasurer Bruce Bernard, Liebherr Secretary Peter Becu, Consultant External Coordinator Vivien Hui, 3D-P CIM Representative Jim Popowich, The Mosaic Company SME Representative Mark Bartlett, Desert Falcon Consulting AusIMM Representative Jamie Ross, Newcrest Mining SAIMM Representative Jim Porter, Jim Porter Mining Consulting Managing Director Heather Ednie Stakeholder Council: South American Representative Laura Mottola, Flow Partners Situation Awareness Working Group Andy Chapman, Barrick Gold Technology and Connectivity Working Group Peter Wan, Teck Data Access and Usage Working Group Paul Roos, Vale; Sean Fancey, Sherritt Coal; Zoli Lukacs, Taseko Mines Underground Mining Working Group Samantha Espley, Vale Operational Safety and Risk Management Working Group Gord Winkel, University of Alberta Industrial Comminution Efficiency Working Group Rob McIvor, Metcom Technologies


CIM President Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. CIM Incoming President Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp. CIM Past-President Chuck Edwards, AMEC CIM Convention District Vice-Presidents Patty Moore, Tetra Tech; Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem CIM Ambassador Tim Joseph, University of Alberta Technical Program Chair Greg Rasmussen, Xstrata Technology Canada CIM Director of Events Lise Bujold


Chair Graham Clow, Roscoe Postle Associates


Chair Patty Moore, Tetra Tech Member Adam Tonnos, Toromont CAT Council Members Janice Zinck, Canmet; Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc.; Alicia Ferdinand, Proven Reserves; Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc.; Jo-Ann Boucher, Bestech MiHR Executive Ryan Montpellier WIM Board Representative Leanne Hall CIM Executive Director Jean Vavrek CIM Staff Mireille Goulet, Angela Hamlyn



CIM Societies Credit: Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society


Chair Jo-Anne Boucher Vice-Chair André (Andy) Lemay Recording Secretary Marcel M. Djivre Treasurer Richard A. McIvor Immediate Past-Chair Charles E. (Ted) Knight Directors: Membership Mel Harju, Communications (News) Robert J. Lipic Peer Review Chair (Publications) Marcel M. Djivre Education (Scholarships/Student Liaison) Jacek (Jack) Paraszczak Documents, Energy André (Andy) Lemay Directors Edward M. Patton, B.F. (Ben) Kubica, Brad Kingston, J.R. Robert Provonost, F. Bennett McLaughlin, Jean Vavrek, Luc Gagnon, Glenn Lyle, Tom Shumka, Eric Schraml, Dean Millar, Bill Wright, Jean Béliveau



Chair Pierre Julien Past-Chair Erin Legault Vice-Chair Tad Crowie Second Vice-Chair Paul Blatter Past-Chair Erin Legault Secretary Janice Zinck Treasurer Ray MacDonald

Chair Robert Carey Vice-Chair Eric Hinton Treasurer Bill McNeil Secretary Gary Poxleitner Past-Chair Tony George Directors Donna Beneteau, Vern Evans, Garston Blackwell, Charlie Graham, Peter Cain, Ferri Hassani, Shannon Campbell, Frank Catalano (M/E), Yves Leveille, Kevin Melong, Fran Yungwirth



Chair Tom Broddy Past-Chair Ray Reipas Secretary & Marketing Katie Dempster Treasurer Bruce Bernard Program Director Zoli Lukacs Directors Dave Leslie, Tim Skinner, Ross Pritchard, Brad Strueby, Mike Petrina


Chair Richard Jundis Vice-Chair Carlos da Costa Immediate Past-Chairman Alicia Ferdinand Past-Chair Keith N. Spence Treasurer Rodrigo Rojas Secretary Marilyn Barton Publications Mark Lamoureux Communications Simona Cara Director (Education) Jacqueline Allison Directors (Management & Finance Day) Lawrence D. Smith, Jane Spooner Director (Discussion Group) Steve Suarez, Dennis H. Waddington Discussion Group Committee Ben Burkholder, Manuel Cortes, Andrew Kearns, Alyson Caseley, Christopher Schmidt Education Committee Sam Leung, James Martin Management & Finance Day Committee Jessie LiuErnsting, Warren Flannery

Chair Janice Zinck Vice-Chair David Forrester Secretary/Treasurer Mireille Goulet Board – Publications Chair Janis Shandro Chair Denis Thibodeau Past-Chair John Hadjigeorgiou Chair-Elect Martin Grenon Secretary John Henning Treasurer Luc Beauchamp Publications Officer Doug Milne Directors Peter Kaiser, Ferri Hassani, Hani Mitri


Chair Jason King Dunning Incoming Chair Serge Perrault Immediate Past-Chair Garth Kirkham  Past-Chair Dan Brisbin Councillor-at-Large Hendrik Falck Education David Lentz Paper Selection Jeremy Richards, W. David Sinclair





Ferrous Pyrometallurgy) Committees Erfan Sharifi (CIM Journal), Edouard Asselin (Student Activities), Monica Nasmyth (Membership Services), Fathi Habashi (Historical Metallurgy), Peter Lind (Publications), Weldon Thoburn (Trustees)


President Regan Isenor 1st Vice-President Ed Carey 2nd Vice-President Chris Barron Secretary/Treasurer Florence Sigut

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Past-President Vladimiros Papangelakis President Priti Wanjara 1st Vice-President Boyd Davis 2nd VicePresident Mary Wells 3rd Vice-President Zhenghe Xu Treasurer Chris Kennedy Secretary Connie Barry Section Chairmen Roki Fukuzawa (Environment), Dimitrios Filippou (Hydrometallurgy), Mihaiela Isac (Light Metals), Daniel Brosig (Management in Metallurgy), Elvi Dalgaard/Lukas Bichler (Materials), Kristian Waters (Minerals Science and Engineering), Danny Rioux (Non-


District Vice-Presidents: First-Year Marcel Jolicoeur Second-Year Daniel Gagnon Ambassador: René Dufour Chairs: Amos Robert Cloutier ChapaisChibougamau Patrick Houle Harricana Marcel Jolicoeur Labrador Mark Blake Montreal Hani Mitri Newfoundland Heather Bruce-Veitch New Brunswick Sean McClenaghan Québec Louis Marcoux Québec Nord-Est Patrice Tremblay Rouyn-Noranda Sylvain Lépine Saguenay Steve Thivierge Thetford Mines Normand Boutet


District Vice-Presidents: First-Year Rick Hutson Second-Year Adam Tonnos Ambassadors: Northern Ontario Charlie Graham Southern Ontario Chris Twigge-Molecey GTA West Peter Salmon Western Ontario and Manitoba Eric Hinton Chairs: Cobalt Todd Steis GTA West David Chinloy Hamilton Shannon Clark Northern Gateway Tom Palangio Ottawa Jean-François Fiset Porcupine Shannon Campbell Red Lake Janice Wallgren Sudbury George Darling Sudbury Geosection Phil Thurston Thompson Inge Robinson Thunder Bay Mark Smyk Toronto Thomas Rannelli (unfortunately passed away in October), Alicia Ferdinand Winnipeg Ed Huebert


Vice-Presidents: First-Year Dan Clark Second-Year Patty Moore Ambassadors: British Colombia Jim Popowich Alberta Tim Joseph Saskatchewan Chuck Edwards Chairs: Calgary Theresa Lavender Crowsnest Jeff Colden Edmonton Tim Joseph North Central BC Jérôme LaMarre Oil Sands Devon Hulsman Saskatoon Michelle Sturby Saskatoon GeoSoc Cory Kos South Central BC Shamus Tuohey Trail Marvin Neufeld Vancouver Ken Roberts Yellowknife David Watson Yukon Paul Christman


District Vice-President: Nathan Stubina Chairs: Dakar, Senegal Oumar Toguyeni Lima, Peru Bertrand De Windt Los Andes, Chile John Selters



2013: A year of planning Launch of strategic outreach exercise gives members and industry an opportunity to steer the course of CIM’s future Like the industry we serve, CIM is always evolving. Throughout its 115-year history we have remained strong by persistently identifying and responding to the changing needs of our members, our industry and society at large. Vital to this effort has been the regular practice of consulting our members, industry leaders and key stakeholders to help drive our ongoing strategic direction.

Recognizing that issues such as globalization, skilled workforce shortages and the explosion of social media have significant implications for all of us, CIM wants to ensure that it is poised to help our members and our industry flourish. We not only want to keep pace with these changes, but also anticipate what initiatives may require greater focus down the road and ready ourselves to respond more proactively.

In the latter part of 2013 CIM launched an extensive strategic outreach exercise that is continuing through the first half of 2014. The aim is to give internal and external stakeholders an opportunity to provide comprehensive feedback about fundamental CIM activities and initiatives. This input will be instrumental in helping us establish our priorities for the future and will build upon the objectives set out in the Blueprint strategic review exercise that took place in 2009 and sought to modernize CIM’s systems and business practices.

To support us in our endeavor, CIM engaged the services of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a highly respected consulting firm with expertise in strategic outreach. The first phase of the exercise entailed the employment of a sophisticated and innovative online Choicebook™ survey tool. In a departure from conventional survey formats, the more interactive and informative nature of the Choicebook™ tool is designed to present added context for participants’ input – providing them with an

opportunity to learn about CIM activities and initiatives that they may not have been aware of – to assist them in making informed responses. The objective is to gather broader, more strategic insights that will assist CIM in making far-reaching and sustainable decisions.

Through the survey, participants were asked to provide feedback on a wide range of activities and initiatives, which were grouped into CIM’s six primary service areas:

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Events and networking Publications and media Recognition of excellence Professional development Public and stakeholder engagement International growth

The survey remained open for three weeks, during which time a total of 1,487 people started the ChoicebookTM and 1,148 completed it (completion rate of 77 per cent). The final tally was considered quite successful, especially given the extensive nature of the survey, which took about 30 to 40 minutes to complete.

These discoveries also served as the basis for a second phase of outreach initiatives carried out in early 2014, including a series of round table discussions with various internal and external stakeholders across the country. They were comprised of both in-person meetings as well as online webinars and, once again, employed the tools and expertise of Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

A report on the findings is scheduled to be released to our membership in spring 2014. The discoveries from this review will serve as the foundation for a forwardlooking strategic framework to be addressed at a major internal leadership congress in the margins of CIM’s Annual General Meeting, held in conjunction with the CIM Convention in Vancouver in May 2014.


CIM Service Areas

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To achieve progress on our strategic priorities, CIM conducts a wide range of activities grouped into the following six service areas: • Events & networking •Recognition of excellence • Knowledge exchange • Public & stakeholder engagement • Professional development • International growth

Events, Networking & Recognition of Excellence

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Through the activities of CIM’s branches, societies and national office, CIM events and networking opportunities are a central part of what we do. We reach up to 40,000 people through our 200+ local, national and international meetings, events and conferences that we host each year.


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For the first time, CIM aired the plenary session via live webcasting. With a captivated audience, the panelists set the stage for the remainder of the convention, prompting delegates to discuss topical issues, trends and challenges. The plenary panel, led by Gemini Awardwinning CBC investigative journalist Mark Kelley featured: • Stan Bharti, Executive Chairman, Forbes & Manhattan, Inc. • Egizio Bianchini, Vice-Chair, Global Co-Head, Metals & Mining, BMO Capital Markets • Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources • Richard A. Ross, Program Director – MBA Global Mining Management, Schulich School of Business • Zoë Yujnovich, President and CEO, Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC)




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CIM’s signature event – the CIM Convention 2013 – was held in Toronto, Ontario in May. The theme of this past year’s CIM Convention, “Global Leadership – The Courage to Change,” set the tone for discussions and presentations on the myriad of challenges of managing tremendous growth against the backdrop of a shifting global landscape and an unpredictable super-cycle. Delegates attended sessions that offered insight into key topics of interest, namely operations and maintenance best practices; leadership in investment and management; social and environmental responsibility; the global geological puzzle; new frontiers/open innovation; and planetary and terrestrial mining sciences.

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CIM Exhibition named among Canada’s Top 10 Trade Shows in size and attendance by Trade Show Network

22 EVENTS & NETWORKING The 30th edition of the famed CIM Exhibition was the largest ever, with 436 exhibiting companies/organizations. As an added feature to the CIM Exhibition – with its show floor crowded with industry professionals – CIM was pleased to welcome 17 high-caliber employers to its job fair who were able to gain access to a whopping 6,242 qualified participants from 45 countries.

The technical program, special events and networking opportunities were led by one very special individual: Thomas Rannelli, the convention general chair, who sadly passed away in October. Tom exemplified global leadership and the courage to change. We will always be grateful for his dedication to CIM and its growth.

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Steven Assen and Sean McCaughan, Sherritt International


Peter McBride, Ontario Mining Association


Shannon Clark, ArcelorMittal Dofasco


Anthony George, Lucara Diamond Corporation


Xstrata Copper, Kidd Operations


Potash Corporation New Brunswick Division


Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. Genesee Mine


Michael Samis, Ernst & Young



Endako Mines Expansion Project – Thompson Creek Metals


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Jason Dunning, Alamos Gold Inc.


Hendrik Falck, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada



James Siddorn, SRK Consulting

Gordon Peeling, Odd Rocks Enterprise



Oliver Rabeau, Ministry of Natural Resources of Quebec; Marc Legault, CÉGEP Abitibi-Témiscamingue; Alain Cheilletz, École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Université de Lorraine; Michel Jébrak, Université du Québec à Montréal; Jean-Jacques Royer, École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Université de Lorraine; Li Zhen Cheng, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue


Bruce Conard, Bruce R. Conard Consulting; Chris TwiggeMolecey, Hatch; Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd.; Gordon Winkel, University of Alberta; Heather Ednie, Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group; Peter Wan, Teck Metals; Rosie Steeves, Executive Works

Roxanne Kneer, CIM Sudbury Branch


Jon Baird, Camese


Chuck Edwards, AMEC




John Cerne, Foraco Canada Western Division


Charles E. (Ted) Knight; C. Ravi Ravindran; Dominic Fragomeni; Peter Kondos; Vladimiros Papangelakis; Priti Wanjara; Noel Cleland; Peter V. Young; Steven W. Harapiak; Lindsay Milne; D. Anton; Rex V. Gibbons; Soheil Asgarpour; Russell Hallbauer; François Pelletier; James K. Gowans

William Allan; John F. Anderson; Cass Atkinson; P. A. Bevan; John G. Brady; J. H. Hall Chamberlin; Donald A. Cranstone; James Peter Davies; Gavin Ewan Dirom; A. Darryl Drummond; William B. Dunlop; George H. Espley; Walter Fell; Édouard Gervais; Cyril E. Leonoff; Terrence N. Macauley; Robert A. MacGregor; H. E. Neal; Fritz F. Prugger; Alastair J. Sinclair; Barton A. Thomson; JeanPaul Vinet; Alan R. Watt; Umetaro Yamaguchi

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World Mining Congress In conjunction with the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

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EXHIBITORS 4,562 participants from 79 countries CIM was extremely proud to be entrusted by the World Mining Congress (WMC) International Council to host the 23rd World Mining Congress & Expo in Montreal in August. The theme for WMC 2013 – Mapping the Future: Advances in Mining Engineering – served as the foundation of this global venue that brought together industry professionals and experts from all walks of mining to share knowledge and best practices. The event not only grew the CIM community, but it strengthened CIM’s position within the global mining community as well.

Highly technical in nature, WMC 2013 featured an extensive 14-track technical program with 112 sessions and 517 leading-edge, peer-reviewed papers, all of which was spearheaded by professors from McGill University, University of British Columbia, Queen’s University, University of Toronto and University of Alberta.

Led by the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State, Science and Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, the plenary’s high-profile panel included: S.K. Srivastava, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Coal; Jacynthe Côté, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Honorary Chairperson, WMC 2013; Wang Xianzheng, President, China National Coal Association; Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American, and Honorary Chairperson, WMC 2013; Denis Khramov, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Russian Federation; Rinaldo Cesar Mancin, IBRAM Board of Directors, Brazil and South America; Steve Wood, VicePresident, Arcelor Mittal, Iron Ore Americas.

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Held in conjunction with WMC 2013, the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC) represented an additional 189 peer-reviewed papers and attracted another 388 delegates to what has been described by most participants as the most impressive editions they have ever attended.

What is more, the Expo!, a trade show catering to this international mix of academics and business people, showcased the very best suppliers and service providers that support the global minerals industry, creating an unparalleled opportunity to find the solutions to drive business forward. Pavilions from Quebec, Canada, as well as from the United States, Russia, India, Australia, and China contributed by drawing in 1,403 visitors to the Expo! alone.

Special recognition goes to the General Chairperson of both World Mining Congress 2013 and ISARC 2013, Ferri Hassani, a Professor at McGill University and an academic leader who guided the various co-chairpersons and contributors with exemplary leadership.



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For the first time ever, CIM brought the Maintenance Engineering/Mine Operators (MEMO) conference to British Columbia. MEMO 2013 took place in Kamloops from September 29 to October 1, under the theme "Mining 4 Generations."

Exceptionally, CIM’s South Central BC Branch joined forces with the organizing committee, led by General Chairperson Patty Moore, and held activities and its annual general meeting in conjunction with the conference. Its sold-out golf tournament gave attendees a great opportunity to combine business and pleasure as they kicked off this successful event. A content-rich technical program of local, national and international best practices was divided into three core streams: maintenance and reliability; mining and process operations; and responsible mining. Delegates filled the rooms for two full days after attending a captivating plenary delivered by: Colin Joudrie, VicePresident – Business Development, Teck Resources Limited; Sean Waller, President, Candente Copper; Robert Pease, President and CEO, Sabina Gold; Keith Matthew, former Chief, Simpcw First Nations, and founder, Seklep Business Services; Bruce Knight, President and CEO, SMS Equipment Inc.

social program, rounded off what was a very successful event.

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The sold-out exhibition, featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits that combined with an impressive and exciting



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In conjunction with MS&T’13

The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc) collaborated with four international organizations – The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), ASM International, Association of Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), American Ceramics Society (ACerS) and the participation of Corrosion Society (NACE) – to hold MS&T’13 (Materials Science and Technology Conference) in conjunction with the Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2013) in Canada. Under the theme of “Shaping the Future with Technological Breakthroughs in Metallurgy and Materials,” the COM 2013 technical program covered various areas of interest in the minerals, metals and materials fields – from development to industrial practice. Leading experts across broad areas of expertise from around the globe gathered to share their passion for the industry. Program highlights included the honorary symposium for Dr. Ralph Harris, a beloved



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and highly respected professor at McGill University whose contributions to the field of extractive metallurgy were significant, as well as the ever-popular Rare Earth Symposium, which led to the creation of the Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network (CREEN) in 2013. The conference also featured trend-setting international symposia on research and developments in light metals, hydroelectric turbine manufacturing and aerospace.


27 Proceedings of all symposia are available in CD format and printed proceedings were produced for the Ralph Harris, Rare Earth Metals and Hydrometallurgy: Materials & Equipment Symposia.

This event, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in October, was the largest gathering of metallurgical and materials professionals in Canada.

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BRIMACOMBE AWARD Edouard Asselin, University of British Columbia


METSOC BEST PAPER AWARD ''Characterization of Al-B4C composite microstructures and their effect on fluidity'' C.-J. Shi, Z. Zhang and X.-G. Chen, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi


TECK ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD Zhenghe Xu, University of Alberta

INNOVATION AWARD, SPONSORED BY XPS, CONSULTING & TESTWORK SERVICES, A GLENCORE COMPANY Liquid Metal Cleanliness Analyzer system, McGill Metals Processing Centre (McGill University), Rio Tinto Alcan and ABB SHERRITT HYDROMETALLURGY AWARD Yeonuk Choi, Barrick Gold Corporation

METSOC DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP Ehsan Mohammadi Zahrani, University of British Columbia

HYDROMETALLURGY SCHOLARSHIPS Jonathan Leung and Raphael Soldi-Giribaldi, University of Toronto


LUCY ROSATO SCHOLARSHIP Sarah Ingram, Queen's University


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The Canadian Mineral Processors 45th Annual Operators Conference held in January was another successful event in 2013. The technical program included high-level papers on geometallurgy, comminution, testwork, operations applied research and design and development, process control and flotation. Five short courses were held as well.

opening remarks, and deserving members were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

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Each year, CMP invites two students from every Canadian post-secondary institution that has a mineral processing component to their academic program to attend the conference. More than 30 students participated in the student program, which is graciously funded by sponsorship from various mineral processing companies and related organizations. The program included a student mixer where sponsors were invited to mingle with the sponsored students.

A well-attended chairman’s reception gave delegates the opportunity to network and catch up with friends and colleagues. Students, for their part, were able to network with industry representatives during the CMP Student Scavenger Hunt. The always popular annual Kilborn Cup Hockey Challenge was held just prior to the chairman’s reception.

To celebrate CMP’s 45th anniversary, past CMP chairs were invited to attend both the conference and a special luncheon during which they were presented with gifts. The true highlight of the conference was the awards gala where CIM President Terence Bowles gave the



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Mining Society of Nova Scotia’s AGM CIM’s Mining Society of Nova Scotia held its 126th AGM at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck on beautiful Cape Breton Island. Themed “Global Mining, Nova Scotia Success Stories, Mineral Development and Exploration,” the annual meeting provided a unique opportunity for international networking with the participation of a small Chilean delegation that represented several companies and agencies.

Invited speakers included: • Liesl Harewood of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) who discussed “Financing to undertake international projects” during the Thursday luncheon. • Mario Sepulveda, one of the rescued Chilean miners, gave the keynote address during the awards banquet. • Margo Edwards, a trade commissioner from Santiago, Chile, spoke on “Business opportunities for the Canadian mining industry” at Friday’s luncheon.

CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP MEDALS Allison Dowling, Bachelor of Materials Engineering, Dalhousie University John Caines, Bridgewater, Honors BSc Geology, Acadia University Nicolle Dupuis, Economic Geology, St. Francis University

It was a very successful and informative meeting with attendees from Canada, the United States and Chile. The Men of the Deeps, who received the President’s Citation, capped off the event with a moving performance.

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FRANK SHEA MEMORIAL AWARD Aaron Bustard, University of Fredericton, New Brunswick



Western District CIM’s Western District is comprised of 13 branches, spanning west from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, and including Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Two noteworthy events took place in 2013: The BC South Central branch hosted the successful Maintenance Engineering/Mine Operators Conference (MEMO 2013). This three-day technical and social event was held for the first time in British Columbia. We were also happy to see the revival of the Yukon branch, thanks to the efforts of Paul Christman of Yukon Zinc Corp.

The Western District does an admirable job of engaging with students and supporting causes that encourage their involvement in the mining industry. It has two student branches: Saskatoon and Vancouver. In addition to this direct involvement, some branches, such as Vancouver and Saskatoon, made their annual treks to local colleges and universities to promote CIM and the value of networking, and to host annual student nights, which bring together students and industry. The annual “70 Years of Commodity Cycles,” presented at the University of Alberta, is yet another student-engaging event that is always very well received. Giving back to the community is very prevalent within the district. Generous donations were made in support of mining initiatives, including bursaries and MineralsEd (a teacher-industry partnership program), as well as non-traditional causes like BC South Central’s donation

to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in honour of a past member, which received CTV media coverage, and their Sports Association bursary, which reaches and encourages youth to consider a possible career in mining.

Central District CIM’s Central District, through its active branches, continued its efforts to provide value-added events, networking opportunities and communication to the membership in 2013. The vice-presidents, ambassadors and branch chairs were actively engaged in building lines of communication between CIM National and branches through a wide range of activities including conference calls and social meetings. Most notably, the district hosted the 2013 CIM Convention in Toronto in May.

Branch executives pride themselves on bringing toplevel speakers to deliver topical subjects to their members and interested guests – and this was once again achieved in 2013. The branches held numerous luncheons (generally monthly), talks, networking events (e.g. golf tournaments and special student events) and gala events such as the Sudbury Annual Lobster Night and the ever-popular Tastes of Toronto.

An important component for the branches is their connection to students and how they can work together. The branches are actively involved in, and continue the traditions of, outreach to students with the


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31 goal of getting them involved in industry events. Learning how to network and encouraging participation in the mining sector and towards developing careers are desired outcomes for the students.

One specific effort to highlight is developed by the Northern Gateway branch: the Annual Teachers Mining Tours. The event gives educators the opportunity to experience the modern mining sector, with a visit to a working underground mine as part of this tour. Sustainability, safety, technology and the “World of Work” are the themes of the tours which garnered rave reviews from the teachers who participated.

Eastern District Networking and knowledge transfer were two key priorities for most Eastern District branches in 2013. The branches organized local conferences, inviting guest speakers and distinguished lecturers to talk to their members and to the public at large. Notable technical events were the Newfoundland and New Brunswick mining conferences, the North American Iron Ore symposium in Duluth, Minnesota, co-organized by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) and the Montreal, Quebec City, Harricana, and Québec Nord-Est branches.

The district’s branches also actively supported local geology, mining and mineral processing students at the college and university levels during the course of the year. Students were invited to attend technical conferences or take part in various activities, including the sponsored 23rd Canadian Mining Games in Montreal in March. Certain branches also organized activities for high school-level students, such as the Harricana branch’s annual geo-caching event in the Val-d'Or area.

The district held regular conference calls throughout the year, where branch and CIM executives discussed issues facing the branches, CIM and industry. Quebec City hosted district meetings in November and more are planned for Vancouver and Quebec City in 2014. The district meetings are excellent venues for branch executives to meet and exchange ideas and discuss common issues facing the branches.

International District See International Growth section on p. 48 for further details on international branch activities.

Social Media

CIM events reach and bring together experts from all walks of mining, from all parts of the world.

The international visibility gained by CIM in recent years exploded in 2013 as we launched and grew CIM Convention social media communities on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Thousands of professionals, experts and leaders conversed via these channels extending CIM’s reach even further across the globe. On the heels of a highly successful event season, we continue to accumulate opportunities to produce international signature events. Increasingly, we are delivering on CIM’s core mission of gathering and disseminating knowledge – well beyond our borders.

CIM will continue to provide a dynamic networking environment to the global mining industry. Bringing onsite and remote attendees together through the use of technology transcends barriers for knowledge sharing.

CIM social media groups

CIM has amassed a strong following of industry professionals through social media channels, which include:

CIM LinkedIn group: CIM – Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum

13,097 members

LinkedIn company page: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum


Facebook: CIM – Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum Twitter: @CIMorg

1,329 likes 1,923 followers

CIM MAGAZINE Twitter: CIM Magazine editors have individual accounts CIM CONVENTION LinkedIn group: CIM Convention Facebook: CIM Mining Convention & Exhibition Twitter: @AnnualCIM


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Knowledge exchange As a technical institute, one of CIM’s key pillars is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge. Through our publications, website, new IT platform (featuring a more powerful database and enhanced capabilities), CIM special committees and Distinguished Lecturers program we are increasingly able to share information more effectively and to a wider audience. Add to this the valuable exchanges that occur at the hundreds of events and conferences held at the local, regional and national level each year and the impact of this important mandate is underscored even further.


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Pipe piling up TransCanada stockpiles pipe as Keystone XL debate rages

The fate of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project rests on the shoulders of U.S. President Barack Obama. In the meantime, TransCanada has already paid to construct much of the 1,900 kilometres of pipe required for the project and is paying to store it in stockyards across the continent.

million, according to reports from Washington, D.C.’s National Journal) is stockpiled at a staging area near Gascoyne, North Dakota, Sheremata confirmed. Thus far, TransCanada has spent around $1.9 billion on Keystone XL, with more than half of that devoted to manufacturing the pipe. If Keystone XL ultimately does not receive U.S. government approval, TransCanada will likely be forced to either sell over 600,000 tons of pipe to other pipeline builders or design future projects around its stockpile. And although the pipe for Keystone XL is manufactured to more stringent standards than most customers require, Delie believes that TransCanada would still have to sell it at a discount. Another concern is leaving the pipe out in the open indefinitely. Special coatings, applied when the pipe leaves the mill, are susceptible to deterioration in ultraviolet light. “TransCanada has had us put on a whitewash to protect the outside surface of the pipe,” r

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Keystone XL. “They can lay pipe faster than we can manufacture it,” explained Welspun president David Delie. About half of that pipe has since been used to build a southern spur from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Houston, Texas. This Gulf Coast project – a project that was approved without any fuss, despite being designed to the same specifications as the line heading north to Alberta. But the remaining 400 miles of Welspun’s 36inch diameter API steel pipe has nowhere to go. TransCanada was forced to reach a deal with Welspun to store the pipe at its plant in Little Rock, Arkansas. Although neither company will disclose the cost of the arrangement, Delie will say that it is a long-term agreement, admitting that 400 miles of pipe in 80foot segments “takes up quite a bit of space” – or close to 80 acres. Canadian manufacturer Evraz faces the same situation. With a contract to produce about half as much pipe as Welspun, Evraz is now storing 250 miles of its product for TransCanada at its facility in Regina, Saskatchewan. A

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TransCanada Corp.’s beleaguered Keystone XL pipeline continues to cost the company money, and not just in lost revenues. More than one billion dollars’ worth of line pipe has been sourced, manufactured and paid for already. And until it goes in the ground, TransCanada is also on the hook for mounting storage and maintenance costs, as hundreds of miles of pipe languish in leased lots across the continent. The $7-billion, 1,900-kilometre crude oil pipeline, first mooted in 2008, has been mired in legislative purgatory since 2010. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and an Enbridge pipeline spill in Michigan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that a draft environmental impact study was inadequate. Despite addressing this and other concerns aired since then, TransCanada has seen various state and federal bodies delay their approval of the necessary permits as environmental groups and landowners along the pipeline route have weighed in and public opinion has soured. The project is currently in the hands of U.S. President Barack Obama, who must decide whether the pipeline is in his country’s national interest. Obama may not decide on the project until 2014. In the meantime, TransCanada has completed the lengthy process of preparing the huge infrastructure project for construction. “In the past, the normal regulatory review process for a project like this was between 18 and 24 months,” said TransCanada spokesman Davis Sheremata. “As a result, we often needed to commit to the production of materials to make sure that things were available in a timely fashion.” Long lead time items like steel line pipe, valves, and pump stations were ordered years ago in anticipation of a normal permitting process. TransCanada’s American pipeline manufacturer Welspun has already prod

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CIM Magazine

CIM Magazine increased its coverage of the mining industry by adding a ninth issue to our editorial calendar and expanding our editorial lineup. The addition of the “Technology” section created a venue to focus on evolving and emerging mining technologies in selected sectors. For the second year in a row, the publication distinguished itself among a field of international competitors, earning a Tabbie award from the Trade Association and Business Publications International.

We continued to extend our reach, securing distribution at key industry events such as PDAC, World Mining Congress and the Oil Sands Trade Show, as well as by sending editorial staff to niche events including the Renewable Energy and Mining Summit and the Modular Construction & Prefabrication for Mining Summit.

CIM Journal

2013 marked the fourth volume of the quarterly peerreviewed technical journal. The latest series of CIM Journal underwent a cover redesign and featured a special issue on gold. Interest in publishing in the journal continued to grow, and a focused effort to invite presenters at various CIM symposia to submit their work for peer review helped expand the range and quality of journal submissions.

Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly

Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, the journal of the CIM Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) and under the direction of new editor-in-chief Joe McDermid of McMaster University, is published by Maney Publishing.

With 52 volumes as of 2013, the journal provides a forum for the discussion and presentation of developments in both basic and applied research. A special issue appears each July on a hot topic. In 2013, the special issue “Advances in Rare Earths” was published and contained selected papers from the Rare Earth symposium held at COM 2012.

Exploration and Mining Geology

Exploration and Mining Geology (EMG), published by CIM’s Geological Society, contains Canadian and international papers on applied aspects of mineral exploration and exploitation, including mineral deposit geology and geochemistry, and geophysics, as well as mining geology, mineral resource appraisal and estimation methods, environmental geology and case histories.

Volume 21 of EMG was published in 2013 as a special issue on uranium deposits of the Athabasca basin. This special issue of eight papers was in the works since 2010.




CIM website

In 2013 our efforts were particularly focused on improving several functions that were implemented in 2012, as well as on introducing new functionalities. Some of the new features are described below.

The dashboard – My CIM account

The dashboard is the welcome page that appears when users access their account on the CIM website. Members can view all of their profile information at a glance, and access all critical data on the site, including: info about their profile, their preferences, their download purchase history, as well as access to publications, events, the technical library, and various services such as nominating for the CIM awards for excellence, submitting an article for the journal, et cetera.

CIM Technical Library

The electronic archiving of a vast catalogue of CIM’s publications, papers and proceedings was a major project in 2013. Once completed, CIM members, using a

redesigned search interface, will be able to access an even wider array of CIM papers, dating back to 1898. The project, which will capture thousands of documents,



CIM Corporate Member Directory

A new section of the website was created specifically for CIM corporate members, providing them with greater visibility.

Extranet for the CIM branches and societies

also includes the search optimization of the archives that were previously available online. Digitization and optimization efforts will be ongoing in 2014 as we continue to enrich this invaluable repository of industry knowledge with new and historic documents.

The calendar of events

2013 saw the deployment of the second phase of the extranet. New functionalities allow administrators of CIM branches and societies to manage their email campaigns, contact lists and databases more effectively. In addition, new tools enable forms for capturing payment details for various events (such as golf tournaments, suppers and annual conferences) to be published online.

Finally, administrators have access to a tool for editing web content that they share in dedicated sections of the main CIM website.

New collaboration tool (private forums)

The calendar of events is a user-friendly interface that allows visitors to the site to search for, and view, all events for CIM, its branches and societies, as well as international events scheduled for the next year.

This section is now available to CIM societies as well as the various committees so that they can have a private space in which to share specific information with their members and management committee.

New look for CIM subsites

New subsites were published online in 2013, including: • CIM  Convention 2014 (Vancouver) • Canadian Rare Earth Elements Research Network

System for the management, review and viewing of articles for the CIM Journal and for CIM events

In 2013, CIM dedicated a resource to the development of a new technical paper management system. This new system will greatly facilitate the peer review process for both reviewers and those submitting papers for consideration for publication in the CIM  Journal and for presentation at technical conferences.

The results of more than 18 months of work and developments were realized in 2013, and will continue in 2014.



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Association for Research and Technology (SMART) as partner organizations, providing funding and in-kind support. GMSG participated in, held workshops in conjunction, or exhibited at a number of conferences – namely SME, CIM Convention 2013, World Mining Congress, the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Maintenance Engineering/Mine Operators’ Conference (MEMO), and World Gold.

CIM special committees work with industry, government, academia and other industry groups to identify and develop solutions to challenges facing the industry; create industry best practices; maintain and update international industry valuation standards; and update and promote mineral reserve and resource definitions. A dedicated group of volunteers spearhead these committees, furthering knowledge exchange around the world.

Global Mining Standards and Guidelines (GMSG) Group

The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) cemented its role as a networking and collaboration centre for identifying and developing solutions to common challenges impacting the mining industry internationally. GMSG relies on the strong support of partner organizations, sponsoring companies and voluntary participants. Support for GMSG grew throughout 2013, with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) joining CIM, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), and Surface Mining

Collaborative partnerships were developed with a number of mining and standards organizations, including: Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT); The Open Group; Standards Leadership Council; ISO Technical Committee (TC) 82; Canadian Standards Association; Australian Mineral Industries Research Association (AMIRA); Co-Operative Research Centre for Mining (CRC Mining); Coalition for EcoEfficient Comminution (CEEC); International Rock Excavation Data Exchange Standard (IREDES).

In August, GMSG co-hosted a one-day workshop with EMESRT in conjunction with World Mining Congress, further demonstrating the GMSG objective to bridge the various mining and standards-related initiatives with industry.

A key priority over the course of the year was collaboration with the Canadian Standards Association to establish Canada as a participating member of the ISO TC 82 – a goal that was achieved by November. Going into 2014, solidifying Canada’s role within that committee will be required, including the establishment of a balanced committee and the funding for it.

Working groups and projects

GMSG operates through working groups, established based on need and participation of industry volunteers. By year-end, there were six working groups in place: Situation Awareness; Technology and Connectivity; Underground Mining; Data Access and Usage; Operational Safety and Risk Management; and the most recent, Industrial Comminution Efficiency, with a first project focused on developing a guideline for the use of the Bond efficiency metric.

A number of projects were underway throughout 2013 and are entering next phases in 2014 including (but not


37 limited to): developing the application programming interface (API) of a unified shovel interface to enable all on-board systems to connect through it, similar to the apps on a cellphone; and identifying common mining key performance indicators (KPIs) and developing standard data definitions for performance data in operations, building on work done by SMART about a decade ago.

CIM Best Practices Committee

In 2013, a number of the CIM Best Practices Committee’s sub-committees or task force groups that create industry best practices addressed specific issues, disciplines and/or commodities. Active sub-committees/task groups include:

Cost Reporting

This sub-committee, chaired by Graham Clow of Roscoe Postle, focuses on providing guidance and consistency with respect to project cost reporting.


The rise of potash prices has led to a dramatic increase in potash exploration in parts of the world where geological conditions are not as conventional as those in Saskatchewan. Interest is growing with respect to the use of solution mining techniques. This is especially the case in regions where formation temperatures, thickness and grade are not as amenable to solution mining as would be desired.

The current market conditions for potash and interest in global potash exploration have triggered a real need to update the best practice guidelines.

This sub-committee is chaired by Dave Mackintosh of ADM Consulting.

Advanced Studies

At the request of the Canadian Regulatory Administrators and the need demonstrated by industry, best practice guidelines are being formulated to cover advanced studies, namely preliminary economic assessments (PEA); prefeasibility studies; and feasibility studies. Greg Gossan of AMEC is heading this effort.

In addition, the committee is currently updating and improving the best practices for estimation of resources and reserves in order to align with the recent changes to NI 43-101 and to address specific issues as identified in the CRA Mining Reports.


Ten years after its release in 2003, CIMVal is in the process of being updated and revised. It expects to have a draft document ready for comments towards the end of 2014 or in 2015. In 2013 the committee also revamped itself and now includes expertise and experience from the banking, consulting, mining finance, mining companies and law arenas.

In mid-October, CIMVal hosted a delegation in Canada from the Chinese Mining Valuation Authority (CAMRA), an agency of the Chinese Ministry of Land & Resources. The delegation was headed by the secretary general of CAMRA, a deputy minister level official. The agency is responsible for setting mining valuation standards and accrediting mining valuation professionals in China.

The visit included a mining valuation workshop where mining valuation in Canada and China were discussed. This was open to the public and some 60 persons attended. There was also a co-operation meeting between CIMVal and CAMRA, followed by a visit to the Toronto Stock Exchange.

International Mining Valuation Committee

CIMVal is a founding member of the International Mining Valuation Committee (IMVAL). IMVAL’s aim is to work towards the convergence of international mining


38 KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE valuation standards or codes for key mining jurisdictions. It is comprised of CIMVal (Canada), VALMIN (Australia), SAMVAL (South Africa), SME Valuation Standards Committee (U.S.), the American Institute of Mineral Appraisers (AIMA; U.S.) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS; U.K.). The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and CAMRA (China) are involved as observers. Last year, CIMVal submitted comments on a draft preliminary document and is in the process of reviewing a second draft document.

Standing Committee on Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Definitions

Since its creation in 2000, the CIM Standing Committee on Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Definitions has maintained the CIM definitions referenced by National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). It also represents CIM on the Committee for Mineral Reserve International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO). With more international exposure, CRIRSCO members have agreed, as much as possible, to standardize core definitions in member codes and standards.

In 2013, the CIM standing committee focused its efforts on assessing possible revisions to the CIMVal Standards & Guidelines and working with IMVal towards convergence of international valuation standards. Although most changes were associated with wording and syntax, draft definitions also addressed changes in NI 43-101 and met the industry, CRIRSCO, CSA and United Nations requests for clarification and guidance. The committee completed the proposed definitions and guidance in February and worked with CIM staff to develop an interactive tool hosted on the CIM website enabling industry and member consultation. An article in the May issue of CIM Magazine outlined the proposed changes and introduced the 90-day consultation process. Following the largely positive feedback received from industry, the committee began addressing comments in September. Final definitions and guidance will be submitted to the CIM Council for approval in the second quarter of 2014. The U.N. Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) and EGRC Specifications Task Force, to which CRIRSCO appointed Paul Bankes in 2012, prepared the technical specifications required to incorporate the CRIRSCO standard for Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource reporting and the Petroleum Resources

Management System (PRMS) for oil and gas into the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC). The final document was completed in 2013.

Earlier in 2013, CRIRSCO nominated Bankes to the Consultancy Committee of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which was tasked with preparing the bridging document and specifications necessary to transfer reserve and resource information between UNFC, CRIRSCO and NEA/IAEA (Red Book) systems for uranium and thorium. The bridging document was completed in December and will be presented to EGRC for approval at the May 2014 annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

NI 43-101 workshop

A staple at the CIM Convention, the two-day NI 43-101 and Other Mining Disclosure Standards short course held in 2013 was presented by Greg Gosson, technical director, geology & compliance, AMEC. The group of 31 comprised mainly consultants to the mining industry, but also senior technical staff from mining operations.

The course examined the changes made to NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects in June 30, 2011, and recent guidance documents published by the Canadian Securities Commission mining staff on what is expected from the mining industry to meet the new rules. Examples of retracted and clarified mining disclosure were used to illustrate the compliance issues raised by Canadian securities regulators.

Canadian mining companies have been on the receiving end of a disproportionate amount of class action lawsuits by shareholders for what was considered misleading disclosure about the results of mining studies or disappointing mine operational results. The course presented an overview of civil liability under Canadian securities law, as well as some of the defences against that liability. Requirements for forward-looking information on mining projects under NI 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations were reviewed with particular focus on the disclosure problems caused by the new allowance for preliminary economic assessment studies after the completion of a prefeasibility or feasibility study. Examples of compliant and non-compliant technical report content were presented to illustrate requirements under Form 43101F1 Technical Reports.

Participants’ feedback was quite positive, indicating that the course was highly relevant to their work.



CIM Distinguished Lecturers Program The CIM Distinguished Lecturers program sparks conversations and brings people and ideas together with engaging speakers at CIM branches, CIM student chapters and universities meetings. Lecturers are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments and advancements that help shape the global minerals community. The program provides a select group of inspiring individuals and leading thinkers who, through their expertise, bring ideas, innovations and technological developments to life.

2012–13 lecturers | 43

2013–14 lecturers | 30+ lectures and counting

lectures at 12 CIM branches

Cheryl Allen

Bruce Conard

Principal ventilation engineer at Vale

Applying automation technology to underground ventilation systems

Consultant at Bruce R. Conard Consulting

George (Tony) Eltringham

Chris Twigge-Molecey

Consultant at Tony Eltringham Consulting

Four decades, four continents, four copper operations – a personal perspective on constraints

Senior adviser at Hatch

Wayne Goodfellow

Garth Kirkham

Research scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada

Sedimentary-exhalative (SEDEX) deposits – Current concepts on their geology, genesis and exploration

President at Kirkham Geosystem

Michel Jébrak

Gord Winkel

Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal

Chair and industrial professor at the University of Alberta

Innovation in mining exploration

Conflict minerals: what are they and why should we care?

NI 43-101 mineral resource estimation and CIM best practices

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The journey to high-performing safety cultures in mining

Sergei Shipilov

Heather Ednie

Professor at the University of North Texas

Materials degradation and corrosion in a sustainable society


Managing director of CIM’s Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Committee and

Peter Wan

Philip Thwaites

Principal adviser, mining technology at Teck Metals

Manager of process control at Xstrata Process Support

Manual control, process automation – or operational performance excellence? What is the difference?

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The future of sustainability

Technology standards for operational excellence

Rosie Steeves President of Executive Works

Leadership matters. How to ensure quality leadership leads to individual, organizational and industry success



Public & stakeholder engagement

CIM strives to provide a safe, neutral space in which to bring together constituents from many sectors and with diverse perspectives. By doing so we provide our members with meaningful opportunities to connect with a wide range of industry stakeholders on key issues facing the industry. Having these types of ongoing conversations not only helps build trust, but also helps facilitate the social licence necessary for our industry to flourish over the long term.

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Engaging more effectively with the public and our variety of stakeholders is critical to the industry’s long-term sustainability. It is key to attracting a qualified and representative workforce that can fill the significant employment demands our sector faces now and in the future.


Another banner year

The CMMF is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting and supporting education as well as industry best practices. Working in tandem with CIM and M4S, and in partnership with educational organizations across Canada, the Foundation continued to develop its signature mineral card project over the course of the year. The collection has grown to more than 400 cards online, in nine languages (English, French, Inuktitut, Innu, Naskapi, Chinese, German, Spanish and Arabic).

To help further enhance the cards’ educational value, derivative products were produced from the mineral card collection – a deck of 52 playing cards as well as a bingo game were created. In addition to these two games, CMMF also continues to produce: 11 x 17-inch posters for classroom and science group use; 30 x 36-inch enlargements for display at CIM’s M4S and other CIM events; ATV/sportscar poster showing different parts of the vehicles and the corresponding minerals used in its fabrication. These items are being distributed by sponsors and project partners at educational fairs. CMMF is a proud partner of CIM’s M4S show. In 2013, in addition to the $10,000 it donates per year, it provided mineral cards, panels, posters for teacher kits, etc. to support M4S educational initiatives. CMMF actively promoted information about scholarships it offers, mining and minerals at the following educational events: • Aboriginal Science Fair (Kuujjuaq, Nunavik) • Earth Day (Quebec City, Quebec) • M4S – Toronto (Ontario) • M4S – Schefferville (Quebec) • M4S – Québec Mines (Quebec City)

The foundation also participated in the following mining sector events: • CIM Convention 2013 (Toronto) • ISARC Conference (Montreal) • Québec Mines (Quebec City)

Québec Mines 2013

The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF)

Further, CMMF provided information about scholarships and educational material through: • Mineral Resource Review Trade Show (St. John’s, Newfoundland) • Canadore College Recruitment Initiative travelling caravan (northern Ontario) • Teachers information presentations (Quebec City) • M4S – Kamloops (British Columbia)

Big changes in 2014

In 2014, CMMF is changing its name to the CIM Foundation. Although founded and supported by CIM members, the foundation exists as a separate entity from CIM. Going forward, it will be clearly identified with its parent organization. The Board of Trustees will use the 41st anniversary year to rebrand the foundation with an official launch at the 2014 CIM Convention.



Mining for Society (M4S) The Image Commission

The educational show on mining, minerals, metals and materials

Mining for Society (M4S) is the interactive educational show that informs the public about the minerals industry and highlights its positive impact on everyday life. Every year the show garners rave reviews, as it showcases best practices in every sector and at every stage of the mining cycle, while promoting the multitude of career opportunities in the industry – and 2013 was no different.

M4S shows are held in conjunction with the annual CIM Convention and MEMO conferences, where they continue to attract thousands of students, educators and members of the general public each year. Special editions are also held occasionally in other target markets, such as in aboriginal communities and mining towns. Through themed pavilions industry companies, partners, sponsors, government and educational


Affiliated event




General public

Total visitors

Kuujjuaq, QC


March 19-20





Toronto, ON

CIM Convention

May 2-4





Kamloops, BC


Sept. 28-Oct. 1





Schefferville, QC

Mini M4S

October 9-11





Quebec City, QC

QuĂŠbec Mines

November 12-14





Total number of visitors in 2013: 8,502


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institutions, come together to give visitors the opportunity to experience the various aspects and stages of the mining cycle through interactive, hands-on activities. M4S is designed to demonstrate the relevance of today’s sophisticated, technologically advanced and environmentally responsible minerals industry.

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While the industry consistently reiterates the value of this vehicle to inform and educate people across the country, financing M4S activities continues to be a challenge. A select number of companies as well as the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation help offset some of the costs but CIM remains the main sponsor.

M4S affords an opportunity for CIM and industry leaders to join forces and pave the way for a strong mining future. In 2013 CIM was able to reach and educate 8,502 individuals through M4S activities.

CIM Diversity Advisory Committee In September 2013 CIM launched its Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC), sparked by a presentation to CIM Council by then Xtrata Nickel CEO Ian Pearce, now a partner at X2 Resources, who was seeking support for a diversity initiative he was spearheading. CIM Western District Vice-President Patty Moore is the current chair of this committee, comprising an even balance of men and women including Council members and industry representatives, as well as a representative from the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), which has conducted extensive research on the mining labour force and its needs. The committee, which has a

renewable, one-year mandate, held its first official meeting in November. Members are looking at case studies from within and outside our industry and talking to professionals specializing in gender inclusivity issues to make informed recommendations to CIM Council on what we, as an influential and highly respected institute, can do to further support diversity in our industry. The formation of this committee is especially timely, as the theme for the 2014 CIM Convention will be “Mining 4 Everyone.” Inclusivity and diversity will be addressed in the opening plenary and there is an entire track devoted to this important topic entitled “Harnessing Our Diverse World.”



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CIM was an international tour de force in 2013, fostering greater ties with mining organizations including the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) to tackle critical issues facing the industry. Establishing global technical standards and sharing member benefits with affiliated associations were some of the Institute’s top priorities. CIM also worked closely with other organizations, such as Women in Mining, and industry leaders to proactively look for ways to encourage more diversity in our workforce and boardrooms.

On the international front, CIM reached an agreement with Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Perú (IIMP) to develop an improved curriculum for mining engineering programs that better address CSR-related knowledge and practices. We also continued to work with the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC), benefiting from their expertise and providing accounting services to them. We co-hosted the first full-track stream on extra-planetary resources, under the umbrella of the annual Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS), co-led by NORCAT (now under the umbrella of Deltion Innovations Ltd.) and Space Resources Roundtable (SRR), in cooperation with many other institutional and industry partners.

CIM reinforced its collaboration with Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources in 2013, promoting the second edition of Québec Mines, along with 48e Nord International. CIM also cooperated with Natural Resources Canada in the expanding area of rare earth elements (REEs), with the creation of the Canadian Rare Earths Elements Network (CREEN). This is a promising new opportunity for CIM, allowing us to serve the industry and its professionals while playing a more proactive global leadership role in this area.

CIM also enhanced its leadership in the management arena, working with Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN) partners in organizing the very

successful mining and ethics track held during the World Mining Congress. For a third consecutive year, we worked with a full-time trade commissioner, who was embedded at the CIM national office, and expanded our connections within Canada’s trade commissioner network. In support, we participated in and assisted with attracting industry leaders to numerous round table discussions organized by various federal ministries. Further, we increasingly worked with the then Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that merged with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – now the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) – to explore our role as a strategic partner in a newly developed Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID), led by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and École Polytechnique de Montréal. This enabled us to participate in activities of the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development – both at Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town (South Africa) in February, and in Geneva (Switzerland) in November. The Institute’s further cooperation with the federal government was highlighted as CIM President Robert Schafer participated in a high-level mission with the governor general to Mongolia to meet with their president, prime minister and cabinet members to address business and educational issues.



Centre for Excellence in CSR CIM has been hosting and serving as Secretariat for the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility since its inception in 2009, when it was developed as one of the four pillars of the Canadian government’s action plan on corporate social responsibility.

In line with its mission to promote collaborative relationships among communities, civil society, the extractive industry and governments, the Centre for Excellence in CSR joined efforts with the CIM Environmental and Social Responsibility Society in 2013 to launch the Extractive Sector Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Series. Industry players from various sectors gather during half-day sessions to discuss key challenges facing the extractive sector. The inaugural session took place at the CIM Convention 2013 in Toronto, with the second session at World Mining Congress in Montreal, and a third at Québec Mines in Quebec City. A wide range of representatives from mining and exploration companies, associations, consultants,

non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, aboriginal groups, and municipal, provincial and federal governments attended the three sessions held in 2013. Discussions tackling issues such as values, inclusion, transparency, roles and responsibilities, and community engagement, enabled session participants to identify commonalities upon which to build relationships and trust, to develop an expanded network for sharing and learning, and to gain a better understanding of one another. Information obtained from the sessions is gathered in session reports and made available on the Centre for Excellence in CSR’s website, which is hosted on the CIM website.

The centre also initiated work on providing multistakeholder guidelines to Canadian companies operating abroad for the implementation of international instruments, starting with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, with a focus on due diligence and risk assessment.

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CIM National and its branches, as well as the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation, offer numerous annual scholarships, bursaries and financial awards.

In 2013, more than 60 scholarships, awards and bursaries were awarded for a total of up to $185,000 to over 75 deserving students from across Canada. The Foundation administers most branch scholarships as well as manages scholarships named for Caterpillar and its Canadian Dealers, Scotiabank, Taking Flight and McIntosh Engineering scholarships and funds the Irene and Arthur Foley Scholarship. CIM’s Management and Economics Society (MES) contributed $100,000 to create the MES Education Fund to be administered by the CMMF Foundation. This amount will be used to provide financial support to the teaching of mineral economics at Canadian universities

and colleges, and to provide scholarships in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 per year.


Professional Development CIM has long recognized the value of professional development (PD) for individuals and the industry as a whole. Through its vast network at the branch, society and national levels, CIM offers a wide variety of activities for which individuals are able to obtain PD recognition and credits. These include attending technical sessions, participating in workshops and/or short courses at conferences, and contributing to a peer-reviewed paper for the CIM Journal.

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At the national level, CIM’s Leading in Mining (LIM) leadership development program was a major PD initiative for 2013.


Leading in Mining Launched in 2012, the Leading in Mining program is designed to help participants develop better leadership practices and thereby transform their organizations through effective leadership, while also providing access to a network of industry leaders who can offer them ongoing support over the long term. The first LIM cohort graduated in 2013, a second cohort commenced in that same year and a third is now underway.

CIM recognized that industry faces two challenges: 1) the attraction and recruitment of talent in a more competitive world; and 2) the need for a set of skills beyond the technical capabilities traditionally sought. Together with Rosie Steeves, a leadership development expert, author and CIM distinguished lecturer, CIM tailored a 12-month leadership development program

applicable for all management levels of industry.

Leading in Mining offers participants unique and powerful leadership development and personal growth experiences, regardless of their leadership or professional backgrounds.

With Leading in Mining, CIM is changing cultures by developing a core group of leaders who are better equipped to deal with today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and to mentor our industry’s future leadership. To join the next cohort, look for the program on the CIM website.

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Workshops & short courses World Mining Congress & ISARC

Workshops (124 participants): • Risk-based inspection overview and hands-on • Tailings management for sustainable mining • Practical auxiliary mine ventilation • Mine backfill system design and operation • Mechanical mining and rock excavation • Mine closure: lessons learned and closure concepts • Mining 101

Maintenance Engineering/Mine Operators Conference – MEMO A number of workshops and short courses are offered during the annual CIM Convention, society conferences and branch activities. Twenty workshops and short courses were held in 2013 at the following major events.

Workshops (Free for delegates; up to 50 participants): • Asset management, risk management, and insurance • Emulsion as a way for dust suppressants for mine roads • Open pit wall management • Production energy optimization in mining

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Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference – CMP

Workshops (132 participants): • NI 43-101 and other mining disclosure standards • Chromium management for the mining industry • Mining 101 – an introduction to mining and mineral processing • Tailing management for sustainable mining

Short courses (150 participants): • Process control in the minerals industry • SAGDesign™: comminution circuits • Chemical fundamentals in mineral processing • Practical tools for maximizing grinding efficiency • State-of-the-art metallurgical accounting


International Growth

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CIM continued its diligent efforts in 2013 towards expanding its activity in the global minerals industry to better serve the industry and its members. Some of the highlights are summarized in the following pages.


Embassy of Canada to Senegal

International activities – transcending borders Global Minerals Professionals Alliance

In 2013 CIM entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), and the U.S.-based Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) to establish the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA). The alliance’s objectives are to foster the exchange of knowledge and technology; promote technical and professional excellence across the minerals industries; provide programs for education and professional development; and facilitate opportunities for knowledge sharing, business networking, fellowship, and public information. GMPA participates in CIM’s Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG), which entered its third year of activity (see page 36).

Government of Canada’s Global Opportunities for Associations

In July, CIM was accepted for a Canadian Trade Commissioner Service’s Opportunities for Associations (GOA) grant. The GOA funding (a maximum of $111,625), which matches some of CIM’s expenses on key and new international development efforts for the period 2013– 14, includes, among others, bringing international conferences to Canada and showcasing Canadian expertise. Cases in point include CIM’s hosting of a mission of Peruvian mining executives and business people at World Mining Congress (WMC), which it organized and held in Montreal in August, financing Canadian delegations to mining conferences held in China, Africa, and South America, and providing financial support to delegates from Africa attending Québec Mines in November where CIM hosted its M4S show.

Developing ties with West Africa

CIM ramped up activities in West Africa in 2013 – an initiative that has witnessed a lot of momentum over the

past several years. The Institute supports local efforts to build a strong and responsible mining industry and to create and strengthen partnerships between West African and Canadian mining professionals. And with CIM’s Dakar Branch up and running, chair Oumar Toguyeni said one of the branch’s most important priorities is to promote and explain mining to key business people, communities and government leaders in Senegal. CIM also funded the first part of a research project with Montreal’s Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) aimed at developing an analysis model for local and regional supply chain opportunities related to gold mining in West Africa.

In early September, the branch hosted a delegation of nearly 100 business people from Quebec at its first formal event, headed by Jean-François Lisée, the provincial government’s minister of international relations, francophonie and external trade. This delegation also travelled to Burkina Faso and the Côte d’Ivoire. Further, in November, the Dakar branch held a symposium on the particularities of the local mining industry, showcasing Canadian green mining and safe mining technology and practices (with special emphasis placed on agriculture, the environment and renewable energy). Hosted by the Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG), this event was held in the margins of the fifth edition of the CSR


50 INTERNATIONAL GROWTH Forum RSE Senegal and in close cooperation with the Canadian Embassy and our trade commissioner services.

Working closely with Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources and 48e Nord International, CIM was instrumental in bringing an international flavour and a higher number of participants to the second edition of Québec Mines, held in Quebec City in November by hosting a mission of West African mining executives and business people at the event.

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Meanwhile, Daniel Gagnon, second-year vice-president of CIM’s Eastern District, presented and participated in a panel discussion at the Groupe des Amis de la Francophonie (GAF) in December in Dakar– an event that drew in almost 1,500 university students and educators, as well as some industry and government representatives.

development of mineral resources in Francophone Africa. CIM used a portion of the GOA funding to support the third Franco-Mine to be held within the margins of PDAC in 2014.

Forging ties with China

CIM is also fuelling cooperation efforts between Canadian and Asian markets. In October, CIM held a China Finance Day in Kunming, Yunnan, China, in conjunction with the China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA). The focus for the presentations was “Techniques for managing risk in foreign mining investments.” Many strong CIM supporters including Chris Twigge-Molecey (CIM Past-President), Keith Spence and Joe Hinzer were presenters at this prestigious event.

In October, CIM’s CIMVal committee hosted a small delegation of valuation experts in Toronto from the Chinese Association of Mineral Resources Appraisers (CAMRA) and jointly developed a full-day workshop open to our valuation experts to improve understanding between Canadian, Chinese, and other valuation methods and instruments.

The Institute is also establishing stronger ties with the Canadian government and we are increasingly being perceived as a global leader in our field. CIM President Bob Schafer joined Canadian Governor General David Johnston in a state visit to Mongolia to meet with the country’s president and prime minister. The Mongolian leadership indicated that Canadian governance serves as their model. It is important to note that these types of exchanges develop wide-ranging relationships with foreign governments.

Franco-Mine 2013

Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced two Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA) with Cameroon and Zambia at Franco-Mine 2013 in Toronto in March. Franco-Mine 2013 was organized by CIM in collaboration with the Trade Commissioner Service of the Government of Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Quebec, and held during the PDAC Convention. It brought together representatives from business, financial institutions and governments, including mine ministers from Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali, and Niger, as well as delegations from Egypt, French Guiana, Haiti, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal to discuss the

Other activities over the course of 2013 included the first U.S. edition of the Iron Ore Symposium in Minnesota in April, where then-CIM President Terence Bowles gave the keynote address, as well as a presentation and participation in a panel by CIM Executive Director Jean Vavrek in Montreal in September during Forum Africa.

CIM in Peru

CIM’s Lima Branch welcomed Distinguished Lecturer Phil Thwaites of XPS Consulting & Testwork Services in May, who gave a talk on process control in the mining industry. Branch Chair Bertrand de Windt arranged the lectures and site visits. This was the first time that the CIM sent a distinguished lecturer to an international


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location. Thwaites’s best-attended lecture in Peru, held the evening of May 30 at the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP) in Lima, attracted an audience of 200.

In conjunction with Perumin 2013, held in Arequipa in September, the Lima branch held a symposium on mining, agriculture and water (“Minería, agricultura y agua”). The event was attended by more than 30 delegates who were very passionate about the topic. The audience was a blend of local Peruvians and visitors from Canada. Some of the notable speakers from Canada included Monica Ospina, Jan Boon and Sean Waller (CIM’s President-Elect).

International membership

CIM membership increased to almost 15,000 in 2013. U.S. members accounted for six per cent of the total while those residing outside North America represented 12 per cent (see chart 1). CIM also has more than 100 cyber members. This new category is geared for industry professionals who reside outside of North America who want to directly connect with CIM’s global mining expertise. These individuals have access to the digital versions of CIM Magazine and CIM Journal.

Chart 1

Chart 2

The trend in international membership over the past few years can be traced in chart 2. U.S. membership has remained fairly steady at around 900 since 2010, whereas members residing outside North American borders increased from 1,012 in 2007 to 1,733 in 2013 – a trend we expect to continue.


52 FINANCIALS Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Statements of Revenues and Expenditures Year ended December 31 ($000) UNAUDITED

Consolidated Branches, Societies and National Office

Revenues Conference, meetings and social activities Advertising Membership dues Subscription & book sales Investment income & gain or loss on exchange Miscellaneous

$ $ $ $ $ $

Expenses Conference, meetings and social activities Commissions and sales expenses Publications, subscriptions and mailings costs Bank charges Promotion and internet Office expenses Salaries and fringes Professional fees Awards, scholarships and program expenses Council, business and travel expenses

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Total revenues

Total expenses Net results


7,726 1,442 1,030 64 109 99

$ 10,470 4,076 391 856 50 167 967 3,088 244 492 155

$ 10,486

$ (16) ––––––––––––––––

The above financial summaries was prepared by CIM from information provided by the CIM National Office, participating CIM Branches and CIM Societies. Participation of branches and societies is not consistent year on year, and may impact the comparability of results presented. These reports have not been audited.


53 Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Balance Sheet as at December 31 ($000) UNAUDITED

Current Cash Short-term investments Interest receivable Accounts receivable Sundry receivable Prepaid expenses and sundry assets



$ $ $ $ $ $


Investments Capital assets

Total assets


Total liabilities

Total members equity

$ $ $ $

1,028 241 50 2,510

$ $ $

2,221 2,000 1,909


Total liabilities and members equity


3,019 1,818


Members Equity

1,646 1,987 37 646 311 495

$ $


Current Accounts payable Members dues received in advance Subscriptions received in advance Deferred revenues

Internally restricted net assets Reserve Unrestricted net assets

Consolidated Branches, Societies and National Office




$ 9,959 ––––––––––––––––

The above financial summaries was prepared by CIM from information provided by the CIM National Office, participating CIM Branches and CIM Societies. Participation of branches and societies is not consistent year on year, and may impact the comparability of results presented. These reports have not been audited.


Going Forward

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Grounded in our core values and bolstered by the discoveries made during our extensive strategic outreach initiative CIM’s sites are solidly trained on ensuring a strong and sustainable future for the institute and the proud sector we serve.

Normand Huberdeau


Going forward Throughout my direct association with CIM, I have witnessed the commitment of CIM staff and volunteers to work together to make CIM the very best it can be – and 2013 was no different. The secret to their success: collaboration in an open and consultative environment, where people ask the tough questions, identify solutions and ensure those solutions are carried out. We are all working towards a common goal: ensuring that we are responding to, and even anticipating, the changing needs of our members and industry. We are the Community for Leading Industry Expertise.

As I look to the year ahead, the most important objective for me will be the successful implementation of several excellent initiatives introduced by CIM in recent years. In any organization, maintaining the initial level of commitment and enthusiasm through to the point where an initiative is firmly in place and part of the “fabric” of the organization is key to its success. A case in point is the CIM Strategic Plan, which will lay out the direction for CIM going forward. Members value CIM’s strong network of societies and local branches that deliver important industry information and provide professional development and networking opportunities through formal conferences and events. The CIM National Office will work with societies and branches to help them continue to deliver these valuable services.

As CIM Past-President Terence Bowles pointed out in the 2012 Annual Report, 70 per cent of Canadian-owned mining assets are located abroad. CIM will continue to address this issue by increasing its presence globally, with particular emphasis in West Africa and Peru. Recent policy initiatives by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) recognize responsible resource development as an effective mechanism for economic and social development, and the reduction of poverty in many underdeveloped regions. Where appropriate, CIM will work with DFATD and other organizations to increase its support to our members working overseas and to promote responsible mineral industry development in target countries.

inception and making them available through the new and improved CIM Online Library. This initiative will make thousands more papers easily available to members. The project is still underway and will continue into 2014.

For the first time, CIM will be bringing together current and future leaders of its technical societies and branches for a CIM Leadership Congress to be held during the CIM Convention in Vancouver. This meeting, which going forward will be held annually, will serve to strengthen communications between the various CIM constituents and provide a valuable face-to-face venue at which to discuss current issues.

CIM has a long-standing commitment to the support of human resource diversity within the minerals industry, but there is more to be done. The newly created CIM Diversity Steering Committee was established with a mandate to advise CIM Council on what it can do within CIM and in collaboration with industry partners to further support diversity within our industry.

In 2014, we are welcoming the CIM Foundation – formerly the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation – into the CIM fold. Remaining a separate entity from CIM, the Foundation will continue to provide financial support to the Institute’s highly successful Mining for Society (M4S) program, mineral educational programs and a number of scholarships for mineral industry students. I look forward to working with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees to continue these important programs. As incoming president, I look forward to working with the CIM team on increasing the Institute’s global reach and ensuring we maintain the high level of services and support to our members – wherever they may be.

CIM’s strategic development is improving the Institute’s presence in the digital world. A major project has been the digitization of technical papers, proceedings, books, and other documents published by CIM since its


Sean Waller Incoming President, 2014–15





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