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CIM – The Community for Leading Industry Expertise


President’s Remarks


Message from the Executive Director CIM Council 2011-12 CIM Committees


CIM Council 2012-13 CIM National Office Executive


We are CIM 11 Membership 12 Cyber Membership 14 Student Membership 13 CIM Branches 14 Individual Membership 16 Corporate Members 17 CIM Societies


Our Business 21 Finance & Administration 22 Publications & Media 23 Events 26 2012 Sponsors 28 IT 29 Social Media


Sustaining the Industry 31 Corporate Social Responsibility 32 International Development 34 M4S – Mining for Society 36 Distinguished Lecturers Program 36 Leadership Development 37 The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation 38 Industry Standards 40 Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Based on Merit 42 Giving credit




Going Forward

ON THE COVER left to right: Christine Baribeau, photo courtesy of OSISKO Mining; Christine Baribeau, photo courtesy of OSISKO Mining; Christine Baribeau, photo courtesy of OSISKO Mining


CIM – The Community for Leading Industry Expertise ong before the dawn of the modern-day concept of the social network, CIM has served as an invaluable conduit for personal and professional interaction among members of the Canadian mining and minerals community. For 115 years, it has served as a wellspring of new thoughts and ideas, an incubator for innovation, and the foremost voice for the advancement of leading industry expertise through its technical meetings, world-class events and award-winning publications.


Still, CIM remains true to its core objectives to: • Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technology • Foster networking, professional development and fraternity • Recognize excellence and outstanding achievements Drawing upon the broad range of skills and specialized knowledge that serves as the foundation of our 10 technical societies and more than 35 branches, CIM members are shaping the quality, safety, productivity and sustainability of the mining and minerals industries. Now bolstered by improved business processes and expanded membership and IT support capabilities at the national office, CIM is able to respond more promptly and effectively to the requests and needs of both its members and external constituents. We are also bringing the CIM brand beyond our borders, partnering with international sister societies, Canadian and foreign government representatives, academic institutions and various communities of interest, to create a new global dynamic in networking, technological advancement and knowledge exchange. No matter where our volunteer members are situated, they remain the bedrock of our community. Our growth and development is a testimony to their engagement, widespread expertise and diverse perspectives.


President’s Remarks

Our growing community n the economic front, 2012 saw world economies continue to recover from the global crisis of 2008. By the end of the year, the U.S. had avoided the fiscal cliff and housing starts were increasing. Europe – after near-death experiences in Greece, Italy and Spain – was stabilizing, and China was moving back to eight per cent GDP growth. This bodes well for the mining and metallurgical industry, which should see a resumption of increased demand going forward into 2013 and beyond. However, uncertainty persists! The risk inherent in our industry was apparent as major mining companies saw important writedowns of their asset values due to ill-timed acquisitions or to increasing capital costs and performance issues related to expansion projects. As the premier technical society for mining industry professionals, CIM is well placed to support both corporate and individual members as they navigate these turbulent and changing times. We accomplish this primarily by putting on first-rate technical meetings, providing high-quality publications and offering strong networking opportunities for mining professionals. CIM Magazine and the CIM Journal have become essential reading and our newly launched website ( provides easy access to important events, information and people.

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Turning to the highlights of the past year, the financial results for 2012 are very positive, driven by increased event and advertising revenues. We had a very successful annual conference and exhibition in Edmonton and are looking forward with great anticipation to the 2013 CIM Convention in Toronto. Membership in CIM has reached the record level of more than 14,400 members, including over 210 corporate members, and membership revenues have risen by 29 per cent over the last two years. Given that 70 per cent of Canadian-owned mining assets are located outside of Canada, CIM has adopted an international development strategy. To serve our members globally, an international district was created for Africa and new branches have been established in Dakar (Senegal) and Lima (Peru). Finally, in order to improve communications and strengthen ties with the branches, CIM is in the process of restructuring into three districts – East, Centre and West – with each district having two VPs, who will be supported by CIM ambassadors. In conclusion, CIM is alive and well and has now been in existence for 115 years. At the upcoming CIM Convention in Toronto, we will launch a review of CIM’s strategic plan in order to map out the way forward for the next 10 years. Our past and ongoing success comes from our dedicated volunteers, such as those who are active at our branches and societies, sit on CIM’s Council, participate in various committees, serve as peer reviewers, present at our world-class conferences, and last, but surely not least, our dynamic national office staff in Montreal. I thank them all! I extend a warm welcome to Robert (Bob) Schafer, your CIM president for 2013-14. It was an honour and a privilege serving as CIM president, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to CIM – the Community for Leading Industry Expertise.

Terence Bowles


CIM COUNCIL 2011-12 Message from the executive director EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT: Chuck

VICE-PRESIDENTS DISTRICT 1: John Fleming, Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. • DISTRICT 2: Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem Canada Inc. • DISTRICT 3: Adam Tonnos, Corporate Symphony International • DISTRICT 4: Robert Carey, RJC Industrial Design Ltd. • DISTRICT 5: Tim Joseph, JPi Mine Equipment • DISTRICT 6: Christopher Ryan, Teck Resources Ltd. • INTERNATIONAL: Nathan Stubina, Barrick Gold Corporation

SOCIETIES CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS SOCIETY: Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories • ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SOCIETY: Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories • GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. • MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY: Charles E. (Ted) Knight, Hatch Ltd. • MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS SOCIETY: Alicia Ferdinand, Proven Reserves • METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SOCIETY: Greg Richards, Teck Metals Ltd. • MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA: Dan MacLeod, Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. • ROCK ENGINEERING SOCIETY: John Hadjigeorgiou, University of Toronto • SURFACE MINING SOCIETY: Raymond A. Reipas, Teck Resources Limited • UNDERGROUND MINING SOCIETY: Tony George, Lucara Diamond Corp.


Growth & global leadership he past year saw a great many developments, numerous discoveries and major progress in areas key to the long-term growth and sustainability of CIM.


Two significant areas of development were in the areas of business processes and membership services. Just two years ago, the CIM National Office did not have either an IT or membership department; these were largely functional, handled primarily by our administrative group. On the membership side, we have since made considerable improvements in retention and witnessed a growth in both the number of members and revenues. On the IT side, with the integration of a new state-of-the art system, we now have a much better “engine” to handle the transactions for our products and services, and to provide key tools to assist volunteers. In the time since the CIM website went live in July 2012, we have gained increased confidence in the system and are certain it will evolve into a valued resource that people regularly turn to for knowledge, complementing our print publications (CIM Magazine and CIM Journal), Technical Paper Library and world-class conferences and events. The past 12 months also saw a solidifying of our relationship with some of the world’s other leading learned mining societies, the results of which are already proving very valuable. The needs and the appetite for what our industry provides are global. The resources available are too scarce and too limited for each of us to work in silos. The foundation, processes and valuable connections we are putting in place will enable us to collaborate more closely on projects. The advances being made on the Global Mining Standards front are one solid result of this, as is the continued commitment for working together on international events. Globally, we have witnessed positive outcomes from our strategic decision to expand our international presence to Latin America and Africa, with a particular focus on Francophone and West Africa. Canadian mining companies, suppliers and our government are all

CIM COMMITTEES Executive Committee • Governance Committee • Finance Committee • Compensation Committee • Audit & Risk Management Committee • Technical Publication Committee • Standing Committee on Mineral Reserve & Mineral Resource Definitions • International Advisory Committee • Special Committee on the Valuation of Mineral Properties (CIMVAL) • Estimation Best Practice Guidelines Committee • CIM/CSA Working Committee • CIM Mining Standards and Guidelines Committee (MSGC) • Ad Hoc task forces

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Edwards, AMEC Americas Limited • PRESIDENT-ELECT: Terence Bowles, Saint-Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation • INCOMING PRESIDENTELECT: Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. • IMMEDIATE PASTPRESIDENT: Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch Ltd. • FINANCE CHAIR: Michael Cinnamond, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP • DIRECTOR AT LARGE: James L. Popowich, The Mosaic Company

CIM COUNCIL 2012-13 joining forces with us to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and the promotion of best practices abroad, and to provide better business environments and opportunities for Canadian organizations. We are also enjoying increases in international membership and delegates at our CIM events in Canada. Acquiring and maintaining a solid and substantive international presence is a challenge for any learned societies – the societies that have succeeded in becoming global all testify to this. CIM is at a crossroad and is traversing that road with confidence. We have witnessed the assimilation or demise of Canadian learned societies in other sectors that did not make the strategic decision to go global. CIM is determined that this will not be the case on the mining landscape. Whatever shape the evolution of the new global mining leadership group takes, CIM will be front and centre, and a solid player within. To do this well will still require further changes, courage and leadership. In the area of leadership, I am very proud of all that CIM has accomplished, including the development and rollout of the CIM Leading in Mining program, which celebrated the successful graduation of its first cohort this past year. We have also made solid progress towards the inclusion of more youth and the promotion of greater diversity in our industry, and set the stage for our annual CIM Convention 2013, whose theme – “Global Leadership: the courage to change” – says it all. Thank you all for a successful, rewarding and at times tumultuous 12 months. Against the current global backdrop, it appears that the next few years are likely to be similarly challenging. Growth – while good – is one of the most difficult things to manage. Growth born from development, rather than simple organic expansion, is even more difficult to manage, as it necessitates the need for speed, innovation, experimentation and, equally importantly, the ability to learn from mistakes. But if there is one thing we in the mining industry know about, it is the complex process of exploration, discovery and even failure. So if there is one sector that is well-equipped to handle such growth it is mining, and never has the global economy needed it so much. Finally, many thanks to all of the CIM staff, Council members and our countless (and invaluable) volunteers and corporate supporters. Your unbounded energy, loyalty and participation are at the very heart of what we do.

Jean Vavrek


EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT: Terence F. Bowles, Saint-Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation • PRESIDENT-ELECT: Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. • INCOMING PRESIDENT-ELECT: Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp. • IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT: Chuck Edwards, AMEC Americas Limited • FINANCE CHAIR: Michael Cinnamond, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP • DIRECTOR AT LARGE: James L. Popowich, The Mosaic Company VICE-PRESIDENTS 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 • DISTRICT 6: Patty Moore, Tetra Tech – Wardrop Engineering • INTERNATIONAL: Nathan Stubina, Barrick Gold Corporation

SOCIETIES CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS SOCIETY: Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories • ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SOCIETY: Janice Zinck, CANMET - Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories • GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Jason Dunning, Alamos Gold Inc. • MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY: Charles E. (Ted) Knight, Hatch Ltd. • MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS SOCIETY: Alicia Ferdinand, Proven Reserves • METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SOCIETY: Greg Richards, Teck Metals Ltd. • 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.



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We are CIM

Membership Strength in Numbers The collective power of our volunteers is the root of CIM’s evolution and success. Our branches, societies and student chapters rely on these dedicated individuals who work diligently towards CIM’s objectives. We are thankful for their invaluable contribution towards the institute’s mission. In an effort to improve the efficiency and the caliber of the service we provide to our members, a great deal of emphasis was placed on improving the management and processes around our membership services in 2012. We are confident these changes will help us establish a solid foundation that will enable us to support our continued growth and the increases in membership that we anticipate. In April 2012, we made the decision to dedicate a resource towards monitoring renewal notices and supporting retention. This initiative has contributed significantly to the 29 per cent increase in membership revenues in 2012. The continuous improvement of the quality of our service remains one of our top priorities. To help accomplish this, we developed a new management tool for local administrators (such as branches and societies). Additionally, an improved version of the “One Membership” program – scheduled for implementation mid-2013 – should help strengthen and unify the CIM community and facilitate the efforts of our volunteers. Our objective is to offer a range of services to support the work of our volunteers. In addition to membership retention – which will remain a priority in 2013 – several other initiatives are currently under development for implementation in the coming year. To accomplish this, a resource was recently added to provide greater support to our branches, to enhance the value of our affinity program offering, to optimize our website systems and capabilities, and to improve our efficiency.

Peter Braul

Throughout the year, CIM has worked towards expanding member services that help enhance our corporate members’ visibility and recognize their organizations as leaders within our industry. New services in 2012 include: The CIM Source Guide – our newly designed print version of the former CIM Directory features our corporate members’ logos and company profiles; the Corporate Member section of the website – online profiles with links to company websites; Priority Points program – offers a priority appointment to reserve booth location at our events; enhanced visibility at our annual CIM Conventions.

This past September, the CIM National Office staff were given an opportunity to visit two mine sites in northern Quebec: Agnico-Eagle Mines’ Lapa underground operation in Val-d’Or and Osisko’s Canadian Malartic open-pit mine in Malartic. The trip, attended by 23 staff, provided a glimpse of the daily workings of a mine, allowing participants to develop an enhanced understanding of the industry they serve. It was made possible by Agnico-Eagle and Osisko staff, and Air Creebec, which provided transportation.


Creating connections Our deep connection to our local mining communities is what distinguishes CIM. With over 35 active branches, currently grouped within six districts across Canada and one international district, CIM Branches represent a wide range of sectors and reflect the diversity of the communities they serve, while addressing the local needs of our members. CIM Membership is the entry point to a global community of leading industry expertise – a community of peers, partners and experts who can help them grow their career and business. We help our members at every level of their career path, from students to young professionals just entering the industry or academia, to senior executives guiding their organizations or institutions.

Membership (Geographical) as of December 29, 2012 Territories: 78


171 1,429

160 650 4,515

2,315 165

USA: 915 International: 1,629



Branching out In 2012, we continued to build our branch network in Canada and abroad with the addition of three new branches and the creation of an African district to support CIM’s international developments on that continent. The three new branches included: • Amos (Quebec) Branch in January 2012 • Dakar (Senegal) Branch in October 2012 – the launch of CIM’s first African Branch was announced during Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s official visit to Dakar, Senegal. • Lima (Peru) Branch in November 2012

Cyber membership


Specifically designed for industry professionals residing outside of North America, CIM Cyber Membership provides direct access to esteemed professionals and global expertise through the institute’s extensive information resources. This will become an increasingly valuable asset as CIM continues with its international development plans.


Branches Membership progession as of December 29, 2012 14,554

15,000 14,000




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Empowering our branches – One Membership Developed to build solidarity, streamline operations and actively engage branches within our organization, CIM One Membership reduces our branch volunteers’ workloads and gives them the opportunity to explore growth strategies and effective outreach projects. In 2012, we moved forward in our One Membership initiative and developed a new membership management system to meet the needs of our local branches, which is expected to be available in 2013.

A new structure In late December 2012, CIM Council passed a resolution proposing CIM’s sixdistrict structure to be reconfigured to three districts. This also resulted in a revision of the governance structure. Each of the three districts will have two vicepresidents serving two-year, overlapping terms. The vice-presidents will also be supported by “ambassadors” – a new role created to support the vice-presidents. These changes are scheduled to take effect in May 2013.

DISTRICT 1 NEW BRUNSWICK Chair: Sean McClenaghan • Vice-Chair: Robert McVeigh (Sam McEwan, outgoing) • Past-Chair: Barbara Rose • Secretary: Kristen Banks • Treasurer: Michelle Coleman (Dustin Ceretti, outgoing) • Directors: Sam McEwan, Paul M. Rennick, Kathleen G. Thorne, Brian Roulston, Ron Phillips, Dustin Ceretti • LABRADOR Chair: Mark Blake • NEWFOUNDLAND Chair: Bob Kelly • Vice-Chair: Bruce Dumville • PastChair: Tayfun Eldem • Secretary: Len Mandville • Treasurer: Gary Snow DISTRICT 2 AMOS President: Robert Cloutier • First Vice-President: Ghislain Macameau • Second Vice-President: Francis Provencher • Secretary: Émilie Bélanger • Treasurer: Michaël Lavoie • Directors: Donald Blanchet, Luc Mercier, Martin Veilleux, Sébastien d’Astout • CHAPAIS-CHIBOUGAMAU President: Patrick Houle • Vice-President: Pierre Folco • Secretary: Laury Schmitt • Treasurer: Laury Schmitt • HARRICANA President: Marcel H. Jolicoeur • VicePresident: Johanne Voyer • Past-President: Gérald Lefrançois • Secretary/Treasurer: Francine Fontaine • Communications Director: Josée Plouffe • Directors: André Bernard, Luc Deslauriers, Josée Provencher, Tafadzwa Gomwe, Carol Lemieux, Vincent Jourdain, Sabrina Charette • MONTREAL President: Hani Mitri • Vice-President: Dany Bélanger • Past-President: Martin Poirier • Secretary: Lise Chartrand • Treasurer: Ian Turner • Finance Committee: Frank Kruzich, Mackenzie Watson, Ian Turner • Student Liaison Committee: Ferri Hassani, Richard Simon, René Dufour • Publication Relations Committee: Daniel Gagnon, Dany Bélanger, Martin Poirier • QUEBEC NORD-EST President: Patrice Tremblay • Vice-President: Annie Lévesque • Past-President: Bertrand Lessard • Secretary: Martin Lévesque • Treasurer: Luc Gagnon • QUEBEC President: Louis Marcoux • Vice-President: Caroline Boudrias-Chapleau • Past-President: Pierre Verpaelst • Secretary: Jean-François Wilhelmy • Treasurer: Pierre Verpaelst • Directors: Michel Robinson, Jean-Yves Labbé, Marcel Laflamme, Serge Nantel • ROUYN-NORANDA President: Claude Gagnier • Vice-President: Sylvain Bergeron • Past-President: Jean Goutier • Secretary: Sylvain Lépine • Treasurer: Serge Cotes • SAGUENAY President: Steve Thivierge • Vice-President: Jeannette See • Secretary/Treasurer: MarieLine Tremblay • Director: Michel Tremblay • Officers: Bernard Lapointe, Claude D’Amours, Daniel Boulianne, Daniel Verreault, Françoise Lange, Benoît Lafrance, Pamela Tremblay, Jonathan Tremblay • THETFORD MINES President: Normand Boutet • Secretary/Treasurer: Jovette Marois • Directors: Daniel Pelchat, Jean Tardif


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DISTRICT 3 COBALT Chair: Todd Steis • Secretary/Treasurer: Don Hillier • Directors: Richard Spence, Roger Breau, Roger Smirle • GTA WEST Chair: David Chinloy • Vice-Chair: Gerry Son Kee • Past-Chair: Catharine Shaw • Secretary: Sonya Kopecky-Duff • Treasurer: Eunice Son Kee • Directors: Peter Salmon, Stefan Hlouschko, Mohammed Ali, Betty Lin • HAMILTON Chair: Shannon Clark • Vice-Chair: Jane Wood • Secretary: Shannon Clark • Treasurer: Barry Branston • Directors: John Lennartz, Jeff Mayberry, Jane Wood, Erhan Ulvan, John Thomas, Mick Bancroft • NORTHERN GATEWAY Secretary: Rick Evans • Treasurer: Robert Gibson • Immediate PastChair: Roy Slack • Facilities: Brenda Patterson-Mack • Membership: Nathalie Bester • Publicity: Chelsa Mayhew • Scholarship: Don Winter • Social Programs: Bernie Robertson • Sponsorship: Kevin J. Melong • OTTAWA Chair: John E. Udd • Vice-Chair: Fady G. Haddad • Secretary/Treasurer: Daniele Cambareri • Facilities: Aartee Khandelwal • PORCUPINE Chair: Shannon Campbell • Vice-Chair: Adrian White • 2nd Vice-Chair: Rob Des Rivieres • Secretary: Laura Krupka • Treasurer: Rose Hasting • Directors: Paul Magny, Kyle Buckoll, Joshua Toner, Bill Schweng, Wayne Mohns, Andrew Smith • SUDBURY Chair: George Darling • Vice-Chair: Trang Tran • Past-Chair: Christine Bertoli • Secretary: Darryl Witow • Treasurer: Neil Milner • SUDBURY GEOLOGICAL DISCUSSION GROUP Chair: Phil Thurston • Vice-Chair: Mike Lesher • Secretary: Lindsay Hall • Treasurer: Ruth Debicki • Directors: Ed Pattison, Tom Hart, Tobias Roth • TORONTO Chair: Tom Rannelli • Vice-Chair: Alicia Ferninand • Past-Chair: Rick Hutson • Secretary: Nancy Mcnab • Treasurer: Nick Miseros • Directors: Joe Hinzer, Larry Smith, Peter Broad, Terng Chen, Peter Frasunkiewicz, Blair Ferris, David Clarry, Irene Gosende Seeney, Catharine Shaw, Steve Slama, Mike Wilson DISTRICT 4 RED LAKE Chair: Ron Sinkiewicz • Vice-Chair: Janice Wallgren • Secretary: Monique Pharand • Treasurer: Lindsay Chowaniec • Directors: Jeanette Marcotte, Vivian Spinelli, Carmen Storey, Andreas Lichtblau, Reagan Nault, Mark Epp • SASKATOON GEOSECTION Chair: Cory Kos • Past-Chair: Gary Yeo • Secretary: Alison Donmez • Treasurer: Chris Hamel • SASKATOON Chair: Jeff Spence • Vice-Chair: Michelle Sturby • Past-Chair: Michael Castleberry • Administrator: Tara Stratton • Treasurer: John Cairns • THOMPSON Chair: Inge Robinson • THUNDER BAY Chair: Mark Smyk • Vice-Chair: Peter Hollings • PastChair: Andrew Mitchell • Secretary/Treasurer: Dorothy Campbell • Directors: Bill McCrindle, Andrew Mitchell, Michele Tuomi, Bob Chataway • WINNIPEG Chair: Ed Huebert • Treasurer: Hannah Giesbrecht • Directors: Art Stacey, Wayne Nyysola, David Benson


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Three ways to engage at CIM • Individual Branch Membership: Increase your level of commitment, explore new business opportunities, meet people and cultivate your networks. • Individual National Membership: Ignite your career, stay up to date on industry trends, enhance your technical knowledge (does not include student and cyber memberships). • Corporate Membership: Increase your company’s visibility, expand your team’s strengths, position your products and services at local, regional and international levels, influence the future of the industry.

CIM Individual Membership CIM Members represent the entire mining life cycle and broad spectrum of our industry. CIM Individual Membership provides minerals, metals and energy professionals with the networking opportunities, expert insights and technical information they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive market. Individuals benefit from CIM’s leading-edge resources to help them get recognized, broaden their knowledge base, sharpen their skills, and become true strategic partners within their organization or academic institutions. CIM members can belong to any one of our 10 technical societies. Society memberships enable our members to remain current on best practices within their chosen fields, to keep in touch with their peers and to benefit from lessons learned from others who share common goals and interests. Individual members have voting privileges that enable them to gain a voice and help influence CIM’s community.

Student Membership Against the backdrop of a growing skills shortage in the mining industry that the Mining Industry Human Resources Council projects will be in the order of 145,000 by the year 2023, more than ever students represent the future of our industry. CIM continues to support the next generation of mining professionals with free student membership that offers benefits such as free

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Edmonton 2012 CIM Convention: Student-Industry Luncheon

subscription to CIM Magazine, online access to the CIM Journal, access to valuable networking opportunities and information on over $200,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards. During 2012, we enhanced our online student application and renewal processes to ensure accurate information updates.

Student chapters CIM Dalhousie University •McGill University • Queen’s University • University of British Columbia • University of Saskatchewan • University of Toronto • METSOC Laurentian University • Memorial University • McGill University • Université Laval • University of British Columbia • University of Winsor CIM Student Chapters help take education beyond the classroom. Through chapter events, meetings and field trips, students can hone their networking skills and develop the critical knowledge essential for attaining their career goals. Many of our student members are also very active on social media platforms and have created valuable discussion groups. The relationship between our student chapters and our local companies and supporters is very important to the vitality of our generation. To date, CIM has 12 student chapters: six CIM national chapters and six Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) chapters. In 2012, we further developed our student network and launched a new student chapter in November: University of British-Columbia.

Scholarships and bursaries Over 60 scholarships and bursaries were up for grabs in 2012. See page 40 for further details.


Branches DISTRICT 5 CALGARY Chair: Theresa Lavender • Vice-Chair: Patrick Landry • Treasurer: James Faraday • Secretary: Nevin Henn • Website: Erin Golko • Publicity: Royden Brousseau • Technical Program: Edward Alberts • Sponsorship: Charles Ibrahim • Membership: Stuart Wigmore • Directors: Win Fraser, Louise Michaud, Anant Prasad, Wes Funk, Rob Medley • EDMONTON Chair: Tim Joseph • Vice-Chair: Coralee Laubman • Past-Chair: Fenna Poelzer • Technical Chair: Jennifer Dornstauder • Treasurer: Laura Joseph • Director: Gord Morris • Membership Industry: Laura Joseph • Students: Coralee Laubman • Public Relations: Ramtin Nouzari • OIL SANDS Chair: Sanil Sivarajan • Vice-Chair: Paul Taylor • Past-Chair: Christian West • Secretary: Nagender Dasyam • Treasurer: Cameron W. Newton • Directors: Mark Wyllie and Natasha Bouliane • Members: Roya Iranitalab, Isaac Bussin • YELLOWKNIFE Chair: David Watson • Past-Chair: Diane Kathryn Baldwin • Treasurer: C. Arlene Laudrum • Technical Program: Joe Heimbach DISTRICT 6 CROWSNEST Chair: Jeffrey Colden • Vice-Chair: Todd Parks • Secretary: Lawrence Chow • Treasurer: North Jones • Directors: Stephen Jarvis, Alex Millar, Allan Potzold • NORTH CENTRAL BC Chair: Jerome LaMarre • ViceChair: Christy Smith • Past-Chair: Joe Hines • Secretary: John Davidson, Andrew Balance • Treasurer: Trent Bilodeau • Directors: Glen Wonders, Rob Piccolo, Anoop Buttar • SOUTH CENTRAL BC Chair: Richard Weymark • Vice-Chair: Vanessa Roeland • Secretary: Randy Lynds • Treasurer: Wade Hordal • Bursary: Rod Allen, Cam Hergott • Ladies Program: Nancy Lynds • Paper Selection: Tom Shouldice, Jason McCleery • Technical Systems: Mike Larkin, Gerry Wong • TRAIL Chair: Marvin Neufeld • Vice-Chair: Tony Heim • Secretary: Kris Heale • Treasurer: Roberta Spence • VANCOUVER Chair: Ken Roberts • Vice-Chair: Grant Carlson • PastChair: Tom Broddy • Secretary: Waldemar Jonnson • Treasurer: Michael Warner • Director: Michal Wypych INTERNATIONAL LOS ANDES-CHILE Chair: John Selters • Secretary: Paula Quijada • Vice-Chair: Simon Tarbutt • Treasurer: Fernando Pau • Directors: Carlos Hernandez, Pedro Lasota, Gonzalo Muñoz, Mario Sanchez • DAKAR-SENEGAL Information not available at time of publication • LIMA-PERU President: Bertrand de Windt • Vice-President: Siegfried Arce • Treasurer: Joe Pezo • Secretary: Carlos Tambini • Members: Melfi Villanueva, Terry Murphy, Edmundo Rodriguez


CIM Corporate Members The involvement and support of our corporate members is essential to the vitality and growth of CIM. 48e Nord International • A & B Mylec Incorporated • Abresist Kalenborn Inc. • Accenture • Accetis International • Acier St­Michel Inc. • Aciers Ssab Suédois Ltée • ACP Applied Products Ltd. • Adrok Ltd. • Aecon Mining • Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. • Alberta Innovates ­ Technology Futures • Alexander Proudfoot • Alexis Minerals Corporation • AMEC E & C Services Ltd. • ArcelorMittal Canada Mines • Atlantic Industries Ltd. • Atlas Copco Mines et Excavation du Roc Canada • Ausenco Minerals Canada • Axter Coletanche Inc. • Bantrel Co. • Barrick Gold Corporation • BASF Construction Chemicals Ltd. • BAT Construction Ltd. • Bay6 Solutions Inc. • BHP Billiton Canada Inc. • Biodisk Corporation • BlackRock Metals Inc. • Boart Longyear Canada • Boreal Informations Stratégiques • Bradken • Brault Maxtech Inc. • Caledonia Mining Corporation • Canadian Salt Co. Ltd. • Candente Copper Corporation • Cameco Corporation • CDC Information Center • CEMI ­ Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation • CG Industrial Specialties Ltd. • CK Logistics • CMD Gears Canada Inc. • Colossus Minerals Inc. • Conspec Controls Ltd. • Copper Development Association Inc. • COREM • Corporate Symphony International • Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. • CWA Engineers Inc. • Cypher Environmental Ltd. • Davidson Drilling Limited • De Beers Canada Corporation • Delsaer ­ Gestionnaires de Projets Inc. • Domik Exploration Ltd. • Downeredi Mining ­ Mineral Technologies • Duratray International • Dyno Nobel Inc. • Eco Waste Solutions • Falco Technologies Inc. • FGI Supply Ltd. • FLSmidth • FLSmidth Knelson • Fountain Tire Mine Service Ltd. • Frontline Integrated Services Ltd. • Fusionex • Genrep Ltd. • GenX/Menitik • Geohart Consultants Pty Ltd. • GEOVIA • Global Inspections­NDT, Inc. • Goldcorp Inc. • Golder Associates Ltd. • Graham Group Ltd. • Groupe CLR • Gundlach Equipment Corp. • Harry Winston Diamond Corporation • Hatch Ltd. • Hella Inc. • Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems Canada Inc. • Hewitt Equipment Ltd. • HLS Hard­Line Solutions Inc. • IBK Capital Corporation • IDS North America • IMAFS • Industries Atlantic Ltée • Intergraph Canada Ltd. • IQ ­ Investissement Québec • Iron Ore Company of Canada • Ironstone Resources Ltd. • J.F. Comer Inc. • J.S. Redpath Limited • Jennmar of Canada Inc. • Joy Global, Canada • JPi mine equipment • Kal Tire • Key Maintenance Technologies • Kinross Gold Corporation • Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. • KPI Industrial Controls Inc. • Lafarge Canada Inc. • Laforest Nova Aqua • Laird Constructors • Laird Technologies Inc. • Laurel Steel, Division of Harris Steel • Levert Personnel Resources Inc. • Lubrifiants Saint­Laurent Inc. • Mabarex Inc. • Maptek • McCarthy Tétrault • S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l. • Micromine Ltd. • Mine Cable Services Corporation • Mine Radio Systems Inc. • Mine Site Technologies (USA) Inc. • MinePros Personnel Inc. • Mining Publications International • MISTRAS • Métaltec • Mullen Trucking LP • National Mine Service of Canada • Newalta Corporation • NL Department of Natural Resources • Norseman Structures • North Fringe Resources Inc. • NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada Ltd. • Nuna Logistics Limited • Oboni Riskope Associates Inc. • Outotec (Canada) Ltd. • P.R. Engineering Ltd. • Pacific Bit of Canada Inc. • Parkland Fuel Corporation • Paul F. Wilkinson & Associates Inc. • PhotoSat Information Ltd. • Pincock, Allen & Holt • Pionera • Pneuma­Tool Inc. • Polar Mobility Research Ltd. • Polar Star Mining Corp. • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan • Praetorian Construction Management • PROVIX, Division of Winsted Group • Purves Redmond Limited • RAX Enterprises Inc. • Raymac Environmental Services Inc. • Resource Engineering & Maintenance Magazine • Richwood • Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium Inc. • Rockhound Limited • Rocking Horse Energy Services Inc. • Rockwell Automation • RSM Richter Chamberland • RW Consulting and Training Services Ltd. • Schlumberger Water Services • Sentry Equipment Corp • Service aux entreprises Harricana • Siemens Canada Ltd. • Sinergeo Lda. • SKF Canada Limited • SMS Equipment Inc. • SNL Metals Economics Group • Snowden Group • Spicer Solution Providers Inc. • SRK Consulting (Canada) • Stellar Recruitment • Stewart Craike Management Inc. • STM Associates • Stonewater Resources Ltd. • Suncor Energy Inc., Oil Sands • Surplec HV Inc. • Synthesarc Inc. • Talent Intelligence • Team Power Solutions •Teck Resources Limited • Tega Industries Canada • Tenaquip Limited • Tetra Tech • Texel Géosol • The Mosaic Company • Thibault & Associates Inc. • Thyssen Mining Construction of Canada Ltd. • Ultra Seat Corporation • Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited •Vals Drilling Ltd. • Veyance Technologies Canada Inc. • Victaulic Company of Canada Ltd. • Wabush Mines •Wajax Corporation • Wajax Power Systems •Waterous Power Systems •Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited •Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. •WesTech Engineering, Inc. •Western Potash Corp. •Westfalia Separator Canada Inc. • Wilkinson Steel & Metals Ltd. •Wire Rope Industries Ltd. • Women in Resource Development Corporation • Wugang Canada Resources Investment Ltd. • Xstrata Process Support • Xylem


CIM Societies CIM’s 10 technical societies promote the development of the many facets of Canada’s minerals, metals, materials and petroleum industries. Technically driven, CIM Societies organize specialized conferences, courses and publications and tackle the issues that impact their respective fields, pertaining to the discovery, production and use of resources.


CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS SOCIETY Chair: Pierre Julien • First Vice-Chair: Tad Crowie • Second Vice-Chair: Paul Blatter • Past-Chair: Erin Legault • Secretary: Janice Zinck • Treasurer: Ray MacDonald • Directors: Donald Leroux, Stuart McTavish, John Starkey, Chuck Edwards, Cassandra Spence, Pete Lahucik, Pramod Kumar, Jan Nesset, Scott Martin, Brent Hilscher, Ernie Marcotte, Eddy Joe, Katherine Hopkins, Colin Hardie, Lorne Schwartz, Michael Sue, Richard Fostokjian, David Cataford, Johnna Muinonen, Lucky Amaratunga, John Folinsbee

“In January of this year, the Canadian Minerals Processors Operators Conference celebrated its 45th anniversary by inviting past-chairs to a special luncheon in their honour during the conference. Year after year, attendance at the conference continues to grow. Nearly 650 delegates came together in January to share experiences and expertise, both personal and technical. It’s a great place to be!”


ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SOCIETY Chair: Janice Zinck • ViceChair: David Forrester • Communications: Vernon Banks • Secretary: Mireille Goulet • Directors: Ian Middleton, Michael Sudbury, Alistair Kent, Eric Hinton, Glen White, Ian Horne, Jay Cooper, Kenning Marchant, Rick Siwik GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Chair: Jason Dunning • Vice-Chair: Serge Perrault • Past-Chair: Garth Kirkham • Councillors: Dave Lentz, Hendrik Faulk • Publications: Dave Sinclair • EMG editor: Steve McCutcheon MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING SOCIETY Chair: Ted Knight • First ViceChair: Jo-Anne Boucher • Second Vice-Chair: Andy Lemay • Treasurer: Dick McIvor • Secretary: Ed Patton • Past-Chair: Mel Harju, energy/membership • Directors: Jean Beliveau, Marcel D’Jivre (M/E publications), Luc Gagnon (Sept-Iles M/E Branch), Brad Kingston (communications director), Ben Kubica, Rob Lipic, Glenn Lyle, Bennett McLaughlin, Jacek Paraszczak (education, student papers and scholarships), Bob Pronovost, Eric Schraml, Tom Shumka, Bill Wright, Jean Vavrek MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS SOCIETY Chair: Alicia Ferdinand • Past-Chair: Keith N. Spence • Treasurer: Rodrigo Rojas • Education: Jacqueline Allison • Technical program: Alicia Ferdinand, Lawrence D. Smith, Jane Spooner, Dennis H. Waddington, Mark Lamoureux

COM 2012


“The Society’s highlight moment of 2012 was its organization of its annual Conference of Metallurgists in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in October. The conference featured six symposia, three short courses, a trade show and three industrial tours, and attracted 700 people in total from around the world.”


Courtesy of MetSoc

METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SOCIETY President: Vlad Papangelakis • First Vice-President: Priti Wanjara • Second Vice-President: Boyd Davis • Third Vice-President: Mary Wells • Past-President: Greg Richards • Immediate Past-President: Cesar Inostroza • Secretary: Connie Barry • Treasurer: Chris Kennedy • Publications: Peter J. Lind


MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA President: Willie McNeil • First Vice-President: Regan Isenor • Second Vice-President: Ed Carey • Secretary/Treasury: Florence Sigut

“The highlight of the 2012 year for the Mining Society of Nova Scotia was its 125th AGM held at Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Cape Breton. Under the capable direction of president Matt Ferguson, it was the largest attended AGM in recent years.”

ROCK ENGINEERING SOCIETY Chair: John Hadjigeorgiou • Chair-Elect: Dennis Thibodeau • Past-Chair: Jamie Archibald • Secretary: John Henning • Treasurer: Martin Grenon • Directors: Ferri Hassani, Steve McKinnon, Luc Beauchamp • Publications: Doug Milne SURFACE MINING SOCIETY Chair: Ray Reipas • Vice-Chair: Tom Broddy • Treasurer: Bruce Bernard • Directors: Tim Skinner, Dave Leslie, Zoli Lukacs


1,339 449 1,381


574 1,825 211












Membership by Society as of December 29, 2012


UNDERGROUND MINING SOCIETY Chair: Robert Carey • Vice-Chair: Carol Plummer • Immediate Past-Chair: Tony George • Secretary: Gary Poxleitner • Treasurer: William H. McNeil • Directors: Donna Beneteau, Donna Cortolezzis, Charles Graham, Vern W. Evans, Peter M. Cain, Fran Yungwirth, Kevin J. Melong, Garston H. Blackwell, Ferri Hassani



Normand Huberdeau/N.H. Photographes LtĂŠe.

Our Business

CIM NATIONAL OFFICE STAFF Front row: Joëlle Cyr, Robertina Pillo, Laura Foley, Jean Vavrek, Angela Hamlyn, Marjolaine Dugas, Jo-Anne Watier; Second row: Lorent Dione, Brigitte Farah, Maria Olaguera, Anne Brosseau, Zoë Koulouris, Mireille Goulet, Lise Bujold, Alexandra Cyr, Deborah Smith-Sauvé, Martin Bell; Third row: Robert Garcia, Gérard Hamel, Carol Lee, Zoë Macintosh, Lucie Vincent, Dinah Zeldin, Catherine Thibault, Elaine Kinsella, Lamiche Tremblay, Nadia Bakka, Chantal Murphy; Back row: Ronona Saunders, Herb Mathisen, Ryan Bergen, Peter Braul, Rian Desourdie, Magali Gloutnay, Nathan Hall, Serge Major. Missing from photo: Carole Boyer, Martin Doré, Andrea Nichiporuk

Finance & Administration Backbone of CIM National Office The Finance and Administration Department is an integral part of the CIM machine. The workload in the department steadily grew throughout 2012 due to: the increase in the number and scale of both CIM events and international events on which CIM partners, as well as an increase in services offered to CIM branches – such as bringing the handling of their finances in-house. The four-person team also handles the finances for the Canada Mining Innovation Council, the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation, and the Global Mining and Standards Group. With a goal of providing its employees with an enjoyable and productive environment in which to work, where they can experience a sense of achievement and contribution, in 2012 CIM National produced a HR Guidelines and Reference Handbook. Also, to ensure that the organization is in accordance with the Quebec Government’s Pay Equity Act, CIM enlisted the services of the Hay Group, which began the process of reviewing National Office job descriptions and salaries. The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act requires all federal not-for-profit entities to comply with a new set of rules. CIM, created under a Special Act of Parliament, falls under a grandfather clause that does not require it to transit to the new act. CIM FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION TEAM Council has decided to continue being governed by its bylaw and to take more DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Serge Major • time to review its governance policies ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Elaine Kinsella • ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & and possibly, down the road, make the SPECIAL VOLUMES Anne Brosseau • CASH RECEIPTS Alexandra Cyr transition to the new Not-for-Profit Act.


Publications & Media New pages The year was one of evolution and expansion for the Publications and Media Department, including changes to the editorial team; the introduction of a new product (CIM Source Guide); the publication of a special Uranium-themed issue of CIM Journal; and the decision to expand CIM Magazine from eight to nine issues. We also published our first Special Report (“Mining in Quebec”) in the November issue of CIM Magazine. In January 2013, Ryan Bergen became the editor-in-chief of CIM Magazine and CIM Journal, freeing Angela Hamlyn to focus on expanding the organization’s communications and media mandates. Andrea Nichiporuk took the role of managing editor and past-intern Herb Mathisen joined the department as a section editor. We also took bold new steps into the digital world with the launch of an online version of CIM Magazine (available in both English and French) that enables reader feedback, and the revamping of our Technical Paper Library – now powered by a custom-built engine with enhanced search capabilities – both developments made possible with the mid-year launch of the new CIM website.

Readers respond CIM Magazine’s latest 2012 reader survey results indicate that we are still the industry’s go-to resource for mining news: • NINE OUT OF 10 respondents find CIM Magazine’s content a valuable source of information • 75 PER CENT of respondents report the content is relevant to their profession • 62 PER CENT visit a website after reading the magazine • Two thirds keep the magazine for future use and 65 PER CENT refer back to an issue – up to five times per year • 54 PER CENT pass it on to someone else

Recognition TABBIES 2012 Award Winner in Best Issue category for November 2011 “Plan Nord” issue



Normand Huberdeau/N.H. Photographes Ltée.

Edmonton 2012 CIM Convention: Job Fair

Events Growth in size, reach and influence 2012 was a year of growth – both in knowledge and new skills – for the Events Department. In addition to producing the annual CIM Convention, our six event staff members now plan many society events, topic-specific conferences, special events, cohosted programs, exhibitions and meetings – all for the benefit of our members, the mining community at large and stakeholders involved or interested in the various stages and aspects of mining. In recent years, CIM’s increasing international visibility has resulted in a growing number and variety of outside sources –such as academic and research institutions, sister organizations and other associations – turning to CIM to host and produce niche conferences, international conventions and congresses. This has extended CIM’s reach and influence around the globe. CIM is increasingly recognized for its expertise in planning and effectively delivering strategic industry gatherings. This necessitates that we continually re-evaluate the needs and requests for knowledge based on geography and demographics.

Target marketing to masses As CIM grows in size and diversity, our target audiences are sub-segmenting constantly. As a result, the integration of a comprehensive and strategic marketing strategy has become an integral component of our event management. Not only have we diversified the messages and means by which we deliver them, but we are also building new and


remote “knowledge communities” that are discussing issues, making valuable contributions to program topics, and promoting best practices from anywhere in the world – before, during and after an event.

Knowledge without borders By modelling CIM events, we are able to further serve as an even more effective mechanism through which we deliver on one of the institute’s core missions – gathering and disseminating knowledge. By providing a dynamic networking environment for thousands, our events help foster CIM’s mandate as the community for leading industry expertise. Bringing on-site and remote attendees together through technology transcends previous barriers for knowledge sharing, which is especially critical for our technical programs that continue to be at the heart of all CIM conferences.

Business and beyond The CIM Exhibition and Job Fair is where the business of mining happens in Canada. While thousands participate and visit the CIM Exhibition each year, the waiting list of companies seeking to take part grows. In 2012, there were more than 300 companies on our waiting list!

2012 Highlights CIM CONVENTION 2012 – CONFERENCE, M4S & TRADE SHOW CIM’s signature

MASSMIN 2012 – CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW Providing leading technical

knowledge on practical results and research that improve mass mining worldwide, the Sixth International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining attracted 934 participants in Sudbury, Ontario, in June.

© Steve Clapp, Creative Photography

annual convention was held in Edmonton, Alberta, with a Minerals for All Seasons theme. A total of 4,025 participants took part in what is the last time the CIM Conference will be held in Edmonton.

QUEBEC MINES 2012 – CONVENTION, M4S & SPECIAL EVENTS In partnership with the

Quebec government’s Ministry of Natural Resources, CIM hosted its M4S – the educational public show on mining, minerals, metals and materials – during Québec Mines 2012. CIM also hosted a gala event at which CIM president Terence Bowles and several government MassMin 2012: exhibition officials gave official addresses. There it presented James W. Hewitt, chairman and CEO of Hewitt Equipment Ltd., with the 2012 M4S Recognition. Attendance at Québec Mines totalled 2,203 people.


Courtesy of Al Kuiper


2012 Canadian Mineral Processors Operators’ Conference

560 attendees took part in the 44th edition of the CMP Conference. Due to the enhanced format of its short course program – covering three themes instead of one – attendance rose by 140 per cent.


Canadian Materials Science Conference. With a theme of Materials: Atoms to Applications, CMSC was held at Western University. This student-centered conference on materials in Canada attracted 196 participants. CONFERENCE OF METALLURGISTS 2012 COM’s

2012 Conference of Metallurgists

MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA 125TH ANNUAL MEETING A record-breaking 200 attendees

Courtesy of MetSoc

program featured 177 presentations on issues such as obstacles to true innovation and potential improvements to mining technologies and processes, and included a rare earth symposium. More than 700 industry professionals took part in the 51st edition of COM.

celebrated Canada’s first professional mining association’s 125th anniversary. Highlights of the event included: a presentation by Howard Donahue, past MSNS president, on the society’s history; a speech on mining’s role in Nova Scotia by Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker; and CIM president Terence Bowles on Canada’s role in the global mining industry.

A sampling of 2012 CIM Branch activities • 3 OYSTER PARTIES: Cobalt, Harricana and Rouyn-Noranda branches • CMP held technical meetings at 9 CMP BRANCHES • 16 GOLF TOURNAMENTS in: Amos, Crowsnest, Edmonton, Harricana, Montreal, New Brunswick, North Central BC, Oil Sands, Porcupine, Quebec Red Lake, Saskatoon, South Central BC, Sudbury, Thetford Mines, Toronto • 4 CURLING BONSPIELS: Crowsnest, New Brunswick, North Central BC, Thetford Mines • 2 LOBSTER DINNERS: Red Lake and Sudbury branches • SMS held 3 GLOBAL MINING STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES WORKSHOPS • 4 STUDENT-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Los Andes, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver branches



Thank you to our sponsors CIM Convention 2012 DIAMOND





RockEng DSI • IDS • ITASCA • King • Minova • Talisman Energy MassMin DIAMOND: Atlas Copco • Hatch • Sandvik • GOLD: AMC Mining Consultants • AMEC • Beck • Caterpillar • Iamgold • Normet • Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers • SILVER: Cementation Canada • Noront • Stantec • SRK Consulting • BRONZE: Newcrest • Vale • FRIEND: Mansour Mining • Mining Excellence • NETWORKING EVENT: Cypher Canada • WiFi SPONSORSHIP: Emerson • CLOSING LUNCHEON: IBM • LANYARDS: Bestech COFFEE BREAK: Mining Excellence • MPI Mobile Parts • Roche • School of Mines at Laurentian University • TRANSIT: Sudbury China Finance Day Hatch • Watts, Griffis and McOuat • China Technology • TSX Inc. CIM SOCIETIES METSOC Avalon Rare Metals, Barrick Gold, BBA, Cameco, FLSmidth, Hatch, Hazen Research, Hudbay Minerals, Molycorp, Praxair, SNC Lavalin, Teck, University of Toronto, Vale, Xstrata Process Support • MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA Acadian Mining, Amirualt Ventures, Atlantic Cat, BGC Engineering Inc., CBCL, Conestage-Rovers & Associates, DVD Gold, Enterprise Cape Breton (ECBC), GoGold Resources Inc., GreyTop Commercial, Logan Drilling, Maxxam Analytics, Merrex Gold, National Gypsum, Navigator Technologies, Ormac Industrial Supply Inc., Selwyn Resources, SENES, Shaw Resources, Stantac • SURFACE MINING SOCIETY GMSC sponsors: 3D-P, Agnico-Eagle, Atlas Copco, Barrick, CNRL, Freeport McMoRan, Goldcorp, Ivara, Jigsaw Leica, Joy Global, Kal Tire, KGHMi, Kinross, Liebherr, Mining Systems International, Mosaic, Newmont, RungePincockMinarco, SAP, Shell, Suncor, Syncrude, Teck, Total E&P, Vale, Wenco/Hitachi BRANCHES DISTRICT 1 NEW BRUNSWICK: Blanchard Group, BMI, Boart Longyear, Cementation, Industrial Rubber, MacLean Engineering, MTI, Orica, Atlas Copco, Port of Belledune, PotashCorp, Xstrata Zinc • DISTRICT 2 AMOS: Arkys, Assurance CGL Inc., Centre du Camion Amos, Construction G. Proulx & Frères Inc., Desjardins Caisse d’Amos, Dessau, Fabrimac 2000, Géoposition arpenteurs-géomètres, Groupe Abitem, Hamel Arpentage Inc., Les matériaux 3+2, Management 360, Mazac Géoservices Inc., National Location Élite Inc., Polyplast, Produit Pétrolier Harricana, Promutuel l’Abitibienne, Québec Lithium, Service aux entreprises Commission Scolaire Harricana • HARRICANA: Plus d’une cinquantaine de commanditaires par activité sociale • QUEBEC: Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, Association minière du Québec, COREM, Fasken Martineau, Golder Associés, Instrumentation GDD, Mines Virginia, Osisko, Roscoe Postle & Associés, Sodémex, Soutex, Roche • QUEBEC NORD-EST: Alouette, Cliffs, Équipement Nordique, Groupe Porlier, IOC, Mine Arnaud, Port de Sept-Îles, Roche, Tata Steel ROUYN NORANDA: Abitibi Géophysique, Actlabs, Agnico-Eagle, Agrégats RN, Blais Industries, Dessau, Deteor Gold, Globex, Groupe Financier Abi-Témi, Iamgold, Manseau et Perron, Mines Abcourt, Mines Richmont, Moreau, Plastiques Industriels G Plus, Québécor Média, Reflex, Xmet, RNC Média, Services Exploration, Stavibel, Techni-Lab, Xstrata Copper, Yorbeau • SAGUENAY: Iamgold (Niobec mine) •





DISTRICT 3 COBALT: Mining Technologies International Inc., Northern College/Haileybury School of Mines, SMC Canada Ltd. • GTA WEST: Airborne Imaging, Century Iron Mines Corp., Dynamic Mutual Funds, Golder Associates, Hatch, Northern Cast Parts Company Inc., Raymond James/Landmark Wealth Management • PORCUPINE: Cameco, Hatch • SUDBURY: Atlas Copco, BESTECH, Cardinal Mining & Equipment Supply, Chess Controls, Corporate Symphony, Cubex, DMC Mining, DSI, Golder Associates, Hard Line Solutions, Hatch, Honeywell, Industrial Fabrication, Mine RP Canada Ltd., MTI, Normet, Orica, Sandvik, SNC Lavalin, SRK Consulting, Stantec, Symboticware, Technica Mining, Tesman Inc., Toromont, Tracks and Wheels, Victaulic, Wabi • TORONTO: Luncheons: Cementation Canada Inc., IBK Capital Corp., Micon International Limited, Polar Star Mining, SNC Lavalin, The Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Torex Gold Resources Inc.; February Students Luncheon Sponsors: Reception Sponsor – Sandvik, Gold Sponsors – Barrick Gold, Franco-Nevada, Hatch, HudBay, IBK Capital, Kinross, PDAC, SNC Lavalin, Stantec, Wardrop/Tetratech, Xstrata, Silver Sponsors – Coffey Mining, DeBeers Canada, Deloitte, Golder Associates, Jacob’s Engineering, Royal Nickel; Tastes of Toronto Event Sponsors: Platinum Sponsors – Barrick, Hudbay, Jacobs, Gold Sponsors – Hatch, Heenan Blaikie, Kinross, PDAC, SNC Lavalin, Stantec, Silver Sponsors – DeBeers Canada, Pincock Allen & Holt, RungePincockMinarco, Royal Nickel • DISTRICT 4 RED LAKE: AMC/Reflex, Atlas Copco, Boart Longyear, DMC Mining Services, Dyno Nobel, EECOL Electric, ESG, Goldcorp, Hatch, HyTech Drilling, Orica, RC Moffat Supplies, Redpath, Rubicon, SGS, Sling-Choker, Tetra Tech • SASKATOON: GOLD: Stantec; SILVER: Hatch, K+S Potash Canada GP, SNC Lavalin; BRONZE: Applied Industrial Technologies, Bentley Systems Inc., CDM Systems Inc., RJC Industrial Design; WINE: Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd., AMEC, CDM Systems Inc., Cementation, EngComp, Front Line Industrial Solutions, JNE Welding, Kramer Ltd., Magna IV Engineering, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Points Athabasca, Precision Electro Mechanical, Redhead Equipment, Tetra Tech, Victaulic, Western Process Equipment • THUNDER BAY: Goldcorp Inc. Musselwhite mine • DISTRICT 5 CALGARY: Golder Associated Ltd., Norwest Corporation, P&H MinePro Services Canada Ltd., Runge Mining Canada, Snowden Group, Teck Coal Limited, Terracon Geotechnique, Weir Minerals, Worley Parsons • EDMONTON: Graham Group, Imperial Oil • DISTRICT 6 CROWSNEST: Cummins, Finning, Maxxam, P&H, Teck • NORTH CENTRAL BC: The Friends of Children Society, Yes 2 It Program • SOUTH CENTRAL BC: ALS Metallurgy, Atlas Copco, BC Bearing Engineers - Div. of Motion Canada, Boundary Equipment, Caterpillar, Cool Creek & Rocky Mountain Agencies Ltd., Drillwell, Equipment Sales and Service, Finning, Global Inspections-NDT, Inc., Highland Valley, International Sales and Service, Joy Global/P&H, Kal Tire, KGHM Ajax Mining Inc., ME-Elecmetal, Moly-cop Canada, Motion Metrics, New Afton, Norcan, Pacific Coast Heavy Truck, Peck Tech Consulting Ltd., Petro-Canada Lubricants, Plowe Power, Polycorp Ltd., Quadra Chemicals, Redson Mining Supply, Rock Construction, Shaws Enterpises, SMS Equipment, Trinity Mining and Construction Equipment, United Gear & Machine Works Ltd., Univar Canada Ltd., Wajax Equipment, Wenco, Wesco, Westwind • INTERNATIONAL LOS ANDES - CHILE: Atlas Copco • Barrick Chile • Bechtel Chile • Editec y Boyden • Golder • Hatch Ingenieros y Consultores • Lumina Copper • Minera Tres Valles • Redpath, Donwning Teal • Sadvick • SGS Minerals • SNC Lavalin • SRK Consulting • Teck Exploraciones


Information Technology All systems go! 2012 was a pivotal year for CIM on the information systems and technology front. All of the systems in support of operations were replaced to make way for state-of-the art technology. Changes of such great magnitude bring challenges in all organizations, and CIM is certainly no exception. Despite a few hiccups and delays along the way, we can be very proud of all we accomplished over the past year. All of the following systems that were implemented in the various business units are operating and are on track to be fully integrated: Microsoft Dynamics GP (Accounting); Aptify (Member Management Software); Sitecore (Web Content Management System); Expocad (Online management for commercial tradeshow booths); SharePoint (Document Management System).

A fresh new face The launch of the new, completely revamped CIM Newly redesigned CIM homepage website in July 2012 was definitely the most visible aspect of the extensive IT changes to the national office systems. Even though the access and functionality may appear to be similar for most members, the elimination of data replication and the necessity of re-keying data from one system to another have resulted in much greater efficiency and the ability to increase the volume of transactions for the national office staff. The systems put in place also reduced the organization’s dependence on an external third-party web provider that CIM had engaged for over a decade. This autonomy has certainly allowed us greater control and flexibility, which will increase as our system becomes completely independent in 2013, enabling CIM to rely on our own internal IT resources to support and develop our current and future operations. During 2013 and 2014, the IT team will also continue the forward momentum towards the integration of key functional components including the management of: events, communications, publications, the Technical Paper Library, membership, business strategy, human resources, and accounting.

IT TEAM Member dashboard



Social Media CIM goes viral CIM entered the realm of social media in 2012, building communities on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. The institute used social media channels to reach a global audience, to share expertise, to provide a forum for discussion on topical industry issues, and to promote events. Profiles on all three social media channels were created and managed at the CIM National Office. The fastest growing channel – LinkedIn – has attracted over 9,000 members to date, 60 per cent of whom are in the mining and metals industry and 25 per cent of whom occupy a senior position. The CIM Group hosted a range of discussions where members engaged on topics ranging from technical advancements and best practices to sharing achievements. CIM’s Facebook fan page attracted over 500 fans from countries including Canada, Pakistan and Peru, and featured content on local industry events, employment and scholarship opportunities for students, and professional development advice. The fan page was also used as a venue to share information about the institute’s activities, including posting CIM Magazine articles to attract new readers.

CIM Magazine staff also participated in the organization’s social media activity by creating individual Twitter accounts that were used to promote magazine content, to stay on top of industry trends and to identify sources for future stories. Magazine editors’ Twitter content was shared by industry professionals, effectively increasing unique page views of articles on the website and building a wider readership. Events in which CIM and some of its societies played an active role were promoted across social media platforms by event marketing firm Creativesenses. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter were utilized to raise event visibility, increase and broaden attendance, grow engagement with participants, create hype around the events and build partnership opportunities on local, national and international levels. Social media campaigns were created for the Sixth International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining (MassMin2012) and the 51st Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM2012). The campaigns played a major role in helping surpass participant targets for MassMin2012, which were exceeded by 136 per cent. On Twitter alone, the MassMin2012 profile reached an audience of nearly 25,000 industry professionals. Content was focused on the technical program, registration information, exhibitor details and sponsor recognition, and was updated several times per week leading up to the event. Social media campaigns for three 2013 events were launched in October 2012. Creativesenses is managing the promotion of the 2013 CIM Convention (TO13), the 23rd World Mining Congress and its sister show, the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. Performance of the campaigns is being tracked, and online engagement is picking up pace. Content sharing by followers, such as The Mosaic Company, which communicated event details to its 1,400 followers, is helping the campaign reach a broad, international audience.


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Sustaining the Industry


Corporate Social Responsibility CIM reflects the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for its members by promoting the integration of responsible practices into all of their activities. The 2012 CIM Convention featured a CSR-focused plenary session as well as an entire track of the technical program dedicated to the field. Both were developed in cooperation with the CIM Environmental and Social Responsibility Society (ESRS). The CIM Convention also included a sustainability-themed pavilion as part of its Mining for Society (M4S) public educational show. In cooperation with the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), CIM held workshops on MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program and on their Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities. CIM underscored the importance of diversity through the Women in Mining (WIM) forum and a workshop under the aboriginal initiative, Learning Together. CIM recognizes excellence and leadership in sustainability through its annual Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development, which is presented to individuals, communities, organizations, corporations or academics working for positive sustainability effects in all industry sectors across Canada. In 2012, CIM nominated Chris Twigge-Molecey as a CIM Distinguished Lecturer for the 2013-14 season, who will present on conflict minerals in CSR. CSR is a field often covered in CIM Magazine and is an important component of Leading in Mining – CIM’s leadership development program. It is also at the core of the institute’s international development activities. For example, in November 2012, CIM sponsored two research projects on local supply chains and governance in Senegal, West Africa, in collaboration with Montreal’s Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and the Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG). CIM is also a strategic partner of the international coalition led by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and École Polytechnique, and selected by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) last November to operate the new Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID) announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2011.

The Centre for Excellence in CSR CIM serves as the Secretariat of the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – a Government of Canada initiative announced in May 2009 as one of the four pillars of the government’s strategy on CSR – and provides a coordinator for the centre who is based at the national office. In line with its goal to help the extractive industry improve its social and environmental practices, the centre hosts face-to-face multi-stakeholder dialogues to develop an inventory of leading CSR resources and to encourage practitioner dialogue and exchange through a web-based portal. Working committees advance the work of the centre between executive committee meetings. Following the success of its workshops on CSR in early exploration and on the implications of the Guiding Principles for Implementation of the UN Framework for CSR in the Canadian extractive sector, the centre held a workshop on transparency in Ottawa in February 2012. A second, more extensive workshop on this topic was held jointly with PricewaterhouseCoopers at the 2012 CIM Convention. The centre embarked on the development of guidelines from a multi-stakeholder perspective on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Multinational Enterprise Guidelines, and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. The centre’s Progress and 2012 Priorities Report is available on the centre’s website (


Courtesy of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

April 2012 marked the end of the federal government’s provision of the core funding for the centre through the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s (DFAIT) Global Peace & Security Fund (GPSF). The executive committee is reviewing organizational and funding models to help the centre adapt to this financial restraint.

Round table on business climate in West Africa, international competitiveness, CSR and Canadian development of strategic interests in the region

International development: CIM expands global reach The expansion of CIM’s international profile was among CIM’s top priorities for 2012. The institute responded to our members’ growing need to be present in the global arena by establishing partnerships with international organizations and government bodies in key regions, namely West Africa and Latin America. We were involved in a variety of significant multinational initiatives, collaborating on and hosting an array of global industry events – in Canada and abroad – and opened two new CIM branches and one new chapter outside of Canada. Close collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Government of Canada’s Trade Commissioners Service allowed the institute to connect with local governments and industry stakeholders on the ground in Senegal, Guinea, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire, and to support industry and member needs for a strong supply chain in West Africa. Meeting with local government officials, such as Augusto Morelli, head of Peru’s consular post in Vancouver, and deputy Armando Ludena, enabled the institute to identify common goals for the industry’s development.


CIM also joined forces with various organizations located outside of our borders to encourage the exchange of knowledge and best practices. For example, the Global Mining Professional Alliance (GMPA) – composed of CIM, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AUSIMM), and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) – began work to support global industry needs by collaborating on a number of projects.

To build its international profile presence in the industry, CIM has been participating in, as well as actively and successfully obtaining, hosting privileges for a multitude of international events. In January, CIM held in the First Precious Metals Investment Summit in Dubai, forging ties with the Middle East Trade Development Agency. In June, CIM hosted the Sixth International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining (MassMin 2012), attracting over 900 attendees. In October, the institute partnered with SME on the Second Annual Safety and Responsibility Conference, which was held in Minneapolis. The CIM Third Annual China Mining Finance and Capital Markets Conference was held in Beijing in November and received a warm reception. Active collaboration with international organizations and participation in global events created an appetite for CIM presence on the ground in other jurisdictions, leading to the creation of two new CIM branches: in Lima, Peru, and in Dakar, Senegal. Also, a chapter of the Management and Economic Society of CIM (MES) was opened in Hong Kong. The new branches have established CIM’s territorial presence by hosting events that brought international companies operating in the region and local government representatives together around the common goal of defining affordable strategies to increase efficiency and profitability, while mitigating risks. International CIM branch activity included two well-attended events at the Lima, Peru branch: the official branch opening ceremony, held on November 12, drew many high-profile mining sector professionals, and government representatives including Canada’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Diane Ablonczy. Innovation in Mining 2013: Latin America, the Lima branch’s inaugural event which was held from November 20 to 30, also attracted a lot of attention and featured speakers from Norway, Canada, the U.S., Argentina and Peru. The event was sponsored by Golder, Barrick, Antamina, Newmont, SNC-Lavalin, Hatch, Anglo, SGS, and local mining and mining support businesses. In the coming year, CIM will continue to develop its international presence, focusing on opportunities in West Africa and Latin America.

Being a CIM member means having the opportunity to interrelate with the different disciplines and trades in the mining world and to exchange views on a wide range of subjects. – CIM Los Andes AG

Courtesy of Embassy of Canada to Senegal

Other initiatives included the formation of the International Mining Valuation Committee (IMVAL) in July, which is devoted to harmonizing approaches to valuation standards and integrating developments in international accounting, and participation in the Global Mining Standards Group (GMSG), a group driving the creation and application of global standards and guidelines for operating practices and procedures, technology methods and other key aspects that advance operational and financial performance of mining projects.

MOU signing at CESAG, Dakar, Senegal

CIM in West Africa JANUARY CIM participates in EduCanada, an annual event organized by the Canadian Association of Community Colleges (CCCA) and DFAIT to bring educational opportunities to African youth. CIM executive director Jean Vavrek signs a memorandum of understanding with Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) to collaborate on developing mining-focused curriculums.

MAY West African delegates attend CIM Convention 2012 in Edmonton to meet with local suppliers and to attend education sessions.

JUNE CIM participates in a trade mission to Senegal, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire to meet with industry and government executives and to identify opportunities for knowledge sharing and supply chain development.

OCTOBER Prime Minister Stephen Harper invites CIM to participate in a round table discussion in Dakar, Senegal, to seek insight on strategies for collaboration with West Africa. CIM Branch opening in Dakar is announced and CESAG is appointed as the branch’s secretariat. The new branch is tasked with leading two research projects developed by HEC Montreal and CESAG. CIM presents at the First CSR Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

NOVEMBER The West African district is created by CIM Council and the Dakar branch opens. The CIM Gold Symposium, the first mining symposium held in Dakar, and the CIM Branch’s inaugural event, is hosted by CESAG.


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M4S in Edmonton 2012

M4S – Mining 4 Society The public educational show on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials expands CIM’s highly acclaimed M4S (Mining 4 Society) show educates thousands of people across the country annually – including students and the general public. Since mining is only one aspect of the intricate cycle, the show also incorporates the positive contribution made by minerals, metals and materials as well, demonstrating the positive impact of the sector on daily life.

What an experience! M4S is offered free of charge as a means of increasing public knowledge of the entire mining cycle – from exploration and extraction to processing and reclamation. The interactive activities at each of the thematic pavilions make for an enjoyable, educative and unforgettable experience. In addition, with over 145,000 jobs to fill in our sector by year 2023, M4S allows CIM to showcase varied careers available directly and indirectly in the mining industry. During the show’s eight years, M4S has been held in conjunction with the annual CIM Convention in May and has greeted tens of thousands of visitors. In recent years, societies and branches have also requested to have editions of the event tailored and integrated into their programs – with great success.

A growing demand The demand for such free interactive events – especially in remote communities – has come to exceed the means and resources at hand. In 2012, we were able to add one M4S show to our lineup – which took place in Quebec City in conjunction with Québec Mines for all. CIM is frequently asked to broaden M4S’s reach and provide easier access to more people. Industry continues to reaffirm the importance of M4S, motivating staff to reevaluate the model towards diversification and feasibility.


Regardless of how the M4S message is delivered, the primary objective remains to provide factual information in an educative, enjoyable and engaging context. When people understand how activities of the mining cycle enhance their lives, they can also more readily appreciate the measures adopted by industry to ensure sustainable mining practices at each stage of the cycle.

“Wow, it's like the Olympics of mining. Thanks for including us this year, it was great!” – Frank Sabino, teacher

Educating pays off but it costs. CIM finances the bulk of all costs involved to produce M4S shows, including school transportation; exhibitors participate for free. The cost to produce one show ranges from $70,000 to $150,000. Years of partial support from various sponsors and partners has made M4S possible. However, dedicated and significant funding has yet to be confirmed, which limits our potential to fully carry out the M4S mission. In cooperation with leading industry partners, government, mining companies and suppliers, as well as with the support of the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF), CIM is investigating ways in which it can vary the M4S model and add online resources to complement the current show format . Only sustained and sufficient funding would allow the M4S team to develop exciting new educational M4S 2012 materials, community-specific activities and online resources that can help expand its inspiring message to go beyond informing. With 10 technical societies and over 35 branches, our members have an opportunity to help shape, lead and connect Canada’s mining industry with society – both within our borders and across the globe.

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Industry support needed

In 2013, an interactive website exclusive to M4S will be launched and a social media community will be built to further our reach. Mining companies are invited to partner with CIM to make all M4S initiatives possible.

M4S 2012 Normand Huberdeau/N.H. Photographes Ltée.

Held in conjunction with the 2012 CIM Convention (Edmonton)

Welcomed 3,200 students and teachers and 500 visitors

M4S QUEBEC Held in conjunction with Québec Mines for all

Welcomed 2,300 students and teachers and 500 visitors M4S 2012


Distinguished Lecturers 2011-12 SEASON

Distinguished Lecturers Program CIM Distinguished Lecturers are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in scientific, technical, management or educational activities related to the minerals industry. They speak at CIM Branch, CIM Society, CIM Student Chapter and university meetings across the country. The CIM Distinguished Lecturers program is sponsored by Atlas Copco and the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF). During the 2012-13 season, 47 lectures were presented – an increase of 27 per cent compared to the previous season – at 14 CIM Branch meetings and 11 university functions.

Leadership Development CIM continued to support and deliver courses and programs geared towards the continued professional development of mining professionals in 2012 including: • Edumine online certified courses, which qualify for continuing education credit (CEU) units • McGill Seminar Series program run by the McGill University Department of Mining and Materials Engineering

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Klaus Kacy, senior technical consultants, ABB Inc., Westbank, B.C. Modern Hoisting system


Barbara Kirby, senior director, MiHR Council, Ottawa, ON, and Jim Utley, vice-president, Teck Resources Limited, Vancouver, B.C. Canadian Mining Credentials program, Certification: Recognizing and Retaining Skills


Bernhard Klein, assistant professor and graduate advisor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Energy Efficiency in Mining


Hamid Mumin, professor, Brandon University, Brandon, MB Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits in Genetic Context


William Westgate, specialist services and technology application, Hatch Ltd., Mississauga, ON Processes and collaboration propelling innovation through execution


CIM also launched an exciting new leadership development program tailored for mining professionals in February 2012. CIM’s Leading in Mining is a 12-month program that fosters real-time transformation in leadership behaviour and enhanced development. Spearheaded by CIM past-president Chuck Edwards, the program was developed in collaboration with Executive Works president Rosie Steeves. The program is comprised of three intensive workshops and extensive personality and leadership assessments. In between workshops, participants are coached and develop coaching skills, complete journals, and hold online discussion groups geared towards developing leadership skills. They also perform a leadership analysis following a mine site visit. Leading in Mining is unique in that it is industry-specific, includes participants from a variety of organizations and encourages a hierarchical mix, all of which helps facilitate vertical growth and development. The first cohort was a success: participants feel better equipped to reflect on their leadership, develop a vision, and face the challenges of today’s global industry. A second Leading in Mining cohort is scheduled to commence in May 2013 in Toronto. With Leading in Mining, CIM hopes to create a community of leaders that will spearhead a positive evolution in leadership behaviour throughout the industry.

The Canadian Mining & Metallurgical Foundation

Distinguished Lecturers 2012-13 SEASON

The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF) was founded in 1972, and is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting and supporting education as well as best practices in the many facets of the mining world. Through a variety of activities and programs, the foundation promotes mining as an enviable career option at all levels from primary school to University. Although a separate legal entity from CIM, CMMF was established and continues to be funded by CIM Individual Members. CMMF had a busy and landmark year. In partnership with different organizations across Canada, the foundation launched the Mineral Card Project: collections of informative mineral photo-cards designed for primary and high school students. The first set of cards depicts minerals from around the world. This set was distributed to teachers, and individual cards with access to the online site were given to students at CIM’s Mining for Society (M4S) educational fair held during the 2012 CIM Convention. The Mineral Card Project became the point of reference for CMMF’s mandate: to promote industry and support education. Following the creation of this initial set of cards, many other collaborative endeavours were organized to promote prominent Canadian collections and to showcase some of our countries’ finest minerals. Thanks to the support of generous sponsors and donors, the mineral cards are available free of charge to educators, students and the general public at cards. CMMF also began touring with M4S, showcasing the Mineral Card Project and providing students with the opportunity to see the important role minerals play in their daily lives. In addition to the CIM Convention, CMMF participated in the M4S fair held at Québec Mines. It also participated in the CIM Exhibition, MassMin Conference, and COM 2012, offering information about the foundation, its mandate, its programs and its activities. In line with its mission to raise funds to promote the mining industry and educational activities, in addition to the Annual Campaign, CMMF has added hosting silent auctions to its growing fundraising activities. The foundation continued to award scholarships to deserving mining students and helped establish two new scholarships for CIM’s Montreal Branch. These two new scholarships will be awarded to students studying mining in the province of Quebec In 2012, the Hydrometallurgy Society, the Canadian Mineral Processors Society and the CIM Montreal Branch decided to use CMMF as a vehicle through which to administer their scholarships. CMMF is currently in discussions with other CIM constituents to offer its services for the management of their funds.

CMMF STAFF MANAGER Deborah Smith-Sauvé

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Cheryl Allen, principal ventilation engineer, Vale, Sudbury, ON Applying automation technology to underground ventilation systems


George (Tony) Eltringham, consultant, Tony Eltringham Consulting, Walnut Creek, CA Four decades, Four Continents, Four Copper Operations – a Personal Perspective on Constraints


Wayne Goodfellow, research scientist, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON SedimentaryExhalative (SEDEX) Deposits – Current Concepts on their Geology, Genesis and Exploration


Michel Jébrak, professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC Innovation in Mining Exploration


Sergei Shipilov, professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX Materials Degradation and Corrosion in a Sustainable Society


Philip Thwaites manager, process control, Xstrata Process Support, Sudbury, ON Manual Control, Process Automation – or Operational Performance Excellence?   What is the difference?



Industry Standards CIM has long been in a leadership position in our contribution to the development and articulation of industry standards and best practices in the areas of: mineral resource and mineral reserve definition; estimation best practice guidelines; and mineral evaluation and reporting. With the increasing globalization of the mining industry, international reporting standards and definitions have been developing at a rapid pace, with many countries and organizations establishing their own systems. In 2012, CIM continued its efforts towards the harmonization of international Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve definitions. These efforts were greatly facilitated by CIM’s representative on the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO), Deborah McCombe, who is also currently serving as the CRIRSCO chairperson. Paul Bankes also represents CRIRSCO and CIM on the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification. During 2012, the CIM – Standing Committee prepared an updated committee mandate and terms of reference and continued working with the technical staff from the Canadian Securities Administrators, answering concerns associated with possible Li-brine reserve and resource definitions. The CIM – Standing Committee on Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Definitions also completed an update of all of the CIM definitions and guidance referenced by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Proposed changes to the definitions reflect requests for clarification and guidance from industry, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and international organizations. The CIM – Standing Committee will begin a 90-day period of consultation with industry and CIM members on May 5, 2013.The committee plans to ask the CIM Council to approve final definitions in late 2013.


The CIM – Estimation Best Practice Guidelines Committee, led by Garth Kirkham, also published several updates on best practice guidelines over the past year. Both Best Practices and Guidance for Mineral Processors Completion and Estimation Best Practices for Brine Resources and Reserves were reviewed by the committee and published. Also, the CIM – Estimation Best Practice Guidelines Committee worked on the development of Estimation Best Practices for Potash – an initiative that is still in progress. The CIM – Special Committee on the Valuation of Mineral Properties (CIMVal) continues to set internationally recognized mining valuation standards; compliance with the committee being required by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as well as the Toronto Stock Exchange – Venture. CIMVal was revamped in 2012, with co-chairs continuing to be Keith Spence and William Roscoe, but with a new secretary: Eden Oliver. The committee continues to include members from a mix of disciplines, all of whom are involved in mining valuation. CIMVal is part of global efforts to have convergence among the key international mining valuation standards and is working with organizations in Australia, South Africa, the U.K. and the U.S., as part of the International Mining Valuations Committee (IMVAL). IMVAL is expected to have a draft document in 2013. Once IMVAL establishes international convergence, CIMVal will tackle the process of revising the Standards and Guidelines.

Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) This past year saw the official launch of the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) – an international organization for the mining community to endorse, advocate, facilitate, collaborate, educate, communicate research and develop mining industry standards and guidelines for use by mining stakeholders, with the aim of improving operational and financial performance. Part of CIM’s Surface Mining Society (SMS), GMSG utilized the society’s funds as seed money. Its scope includes safety, systems, technology methods, measures, and operating practices and procedures. In its first year, GMSG focused on establishing and building the foundations of the organization to pave the way for concrete projects to move forward in 2013. That being said, GMSG has already realized a number of tangible accomplishments including survey results and a prototype design for a common user interface for large shovels, not to mention a fast-growing global network that is bringing together a community of experts from around the world and from a variety of backgrounds. Over the past year three additional partner organizations – the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Surface Mining Association for Research and Technology – have joined CIM in providing support, along with the following companies: Total E&P, Shell Canada, Barrick Gold, Hitachi, Syncrude Canada, Suncor, Vale, 3D-P, Mosaic, Goldcorp, AgnicoEagle, Joy Global (P&H), Newmont, Teck, Freeport McMoRan, Jigsaw Leica, Kinross Gold, Liebherr, Wenco, Kal-Tire, Mining Information Systems (MIS), KGHMi, RungePincockMinarco, SAP, and Atlas Copco.


Courtesy of Lindsey Taylor

Lindsey Taylor - Queen’s University $2,000 Caterpillar and its Canadian Dealers Scholarship

Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards Based on Merit CIM National, its societies and branches, as well as the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF), offer numerous annual scholarships, bursaries and financial awards. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students pursuing a career in particular facets of/or related to the mining industry. These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of corporate donors wishing to foster excellence in mining.

In 2012, just over $200,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards were offered.

NATIONAL CIM NATIONAL/CAMECO: Cameco Mines and Mineral Process North American Engineering Scholarship, $30,000 • DE BEERS CANADA AND DIAVIK DIAMOND MINE (A JV BETWEEN RIO TINTO AND HARRY WINSTON): Taking Flight Scholarship, $4,000 • CMMF CMMF/Caterpillar Inc. and its Canadian Dealers: Caterpillar Inc. and its Canadian Dealers Scholarship, $2,000 • CMMF/SCOTIABANK AND SCOTIA CAPITAL: Scotiabank and Capital Markets Scholarship, $2,000 • CMMF/MCINTOSH ENGINEERING INC.: McIntosh Engineering Scholarship – technical, $15,000 • CMMF/MCINTOSH ENGINEERING INC.: McIntosh Engineering Scholarship – university, $60,000 • CMMF: Irene and Arthur Foley Scholarship for Polytechnique, $3,000

SOCIETIES UNDERGROUND MINING SOCIETY: Walter Bish, $1,500 • METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SOCIETY: MetSoc Masters Student Scholarship, $3,000 • MetSoc Metallurgical Doctoral Student Scholarship, $4,000 • Student Poster Prize, Amount may vary • MATERIALS SECTION OF THE METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SOCIETY: D.A.R. Kay Memorial Iron & Steel Section Award, $2,500 • HYDROMETALLURGY SECTION OF THE METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SOCIETY: Hydrometallurgy Undergraduate Scholarship, $5,000 • Gordon M. Ritcey Award, $3,000 • MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY: Centennial Scholarship, $1,998 • J.D. Pat Patterson Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 • Ken Hildenbrant Memorial Scholarship, $2,000 • CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS SOCIETY: André Laplante Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 • CMP Essay Contest, $2,000 +


expenses to CMP Conferences, $1,750 • TORONTO BRANCH: Canadian Mineral Processors Mineral Processing Scholarship, $2,500 • MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA: Donald W. MacFadgen Memorial Scholarship, $500 • Frank Shea Memorial Scholarship, $500 • Centennial Scholarship Medal CIM, Medal • GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Actlabs Best Student Paper Award, $1,000 • SASKATOON BRANCH: Wolfgang Sotereau Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 BRANCHES CALGARY: U of C - Scholarship in Geology, $1,000 • U of C - Scholarship in Environmental Science, $1,000 • COBALT: Cobalt Branch CIM Instrumentation Entrance Scholarship, $200 • Cobalt Branch CIM Mining Entrance Scholarship, $200 • CROWSNEST: CIM Scholarship (Crowsnest), $3,000 • CIM Trades Scholarship, $1,000 • EDMONTON: Edmonton Branch Mining Engineering Scholarships, $4,000 • EDMONTON (with ALBERTA CHAMBER OF RESOURCES & UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA SCHOOL OF MINES): Ian Muirhead Memorial Scholarship, $3,000 • Resource Industry Scholarship, $1,000 • Harold E. Lake Memorial Award, $300 • HAMILTON: Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair, $200 • HARRICANA: Les bourses d’études Roch Bélanger, $750 • Les bourses d’études Roch Bélanger, $1,500 • MONTREAL: CIM Montreal Women’s Association Scholarships, $2,000 • NEW BRUNSWICK: Rory Kempster Memorial Earth Science Scholarship, $2,000 • NEWFOUNDLAND: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Entrance Scholarship (Newfoundland Branch), $1,000 • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Bursary (Newfoundland Branch), $1,000 • Golden Jubilee Scholarship, $2,000 • Silver Jubilee Scholarship, $2,000 • NORTHERN GATEWAY: CIM Northern Gateway Branch Student Awards Program, $500 • CIM Northern Gateway Branch Student Awards Program, $2,500 • QUEBEC: Bourse ICM Section de Québec, $1,000 (divided among four finalists) • RED LAKE: John Kovala Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 • SASKATOON: CIM Saskatoon Branch Dependent Children and Student member Scholarship Program, $5,000 (multiple) • SOUTH CENTRAL BC: Canadian Institute of Mining (Kamloops Branch) Bursary, $750 • Canadian Institute of Mining (Kamloops Branch) Bursary, Amount varies • Canadian Institute of Mining (Kamloops Branch) Bursary, $750 • SUDBURY: Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Bursary, $1,150 • Bourse de l’Institut canadien des mines, de la metallurgie et du pétrole, $2,400 • Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Bursary $796 • CIM – Maintenance Division Bursary for Engineering, Amount varies • Rudolph (Rudy) Kneer Memorial Bursary, $2,400 • Jim Harling Memorial

Courtesy of Nicholas Joyce

"I have spent several years trading mining stock on North American exchanges in an effort to gain an appreciation of market forces as they pertain to stock price valuation in the industry. I'm realizing that good news in the field doesn't mean that the stock is going up."

Nicholas Joyce, University of British Columbia $2,000 Scotiabank and Scotia Capital Markets Scholarship

– Nicholas Joyce, University of British Columbia

Bursary, $1,200 • THETFORD MINES: Bourse d’études à l’intention des étudiants en géologie, génie géologique, génie minier et génie métallurgique ICM-TM, $1,500 • Bourse d’études à l’intention des étudiants en technologie minérale ICM-TM, $750 • THOMPSON: CIM Scholarship for RDPC High School students, $600 • THUNDER BAY: CIM Thunder Bay Branch Student Paper Night, $50 • VANCOUVER: Grad Studies Award, $6,000 • Undergrad Book Prizes, $7,500 • Undergrad Turnbull Cup Photo Contest, $750


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2012 CIM Convention: CIM Awards Gala

Giving Credit Honouring industry’s best The celebration and recognition of excellence within the mining and minerals industry is a tradition of which CIM is extremely proud. Given out at every level of the organization – national, society and branch – the CIM awards honour industry’s finest for their outstanding contributions in various fields. Their achievements and dedication are what make Canada’s global mineral industry a force to be reckoned with. In 2012, CIM developed and launched a new online awards nomination system, designed to simplify the nomination and selection process. Initiated in May 2012, the Hatch-CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety Award will be awarded for the first time at the 2013 CIM Awards Gala. The award recognizes proactive efforts to achieve safety excellence in mining and mineral projects developments in the execution of a significant Canadian project.

Awards Recipients NATIONAL John T. Ryan Trophies, Canada Trophy for Metal Mines: Xstrata Zinc Canada, Brunswick Mine • John T. Ryan Trophies, Canada Trophy for Select Mines: Canadian Gypsum Company, Little Narrows • John T. Ryan Trophies, Canada Trophy for Coal Mines: Sherritt Coal, Paintearth Mine • Mel W. Bartley Award: South Central B.C. Branch • Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development: Britannia Mine Museum • CIM Distinguished Lecturers: Cheryl Allen, George Anthony Eltringham, Wayne Goodfellow, Michel Jébrak; Sergei Shipilov, Philip Thwaites • CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards: Adam Tonnos, Benjamin Gelber, Sean Samson, Heather White • District 3 Distinguished Service Award: Stuart Greaves • Underground Mining Society Award: Charles Graham • Barlow Memorial Medal: Li Zhen Cheng • Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award: Deborah McCombe • Julian Boldy Memorial Award: Garth Kirkham • J.C. Sproule Memorial Plaque: Shawn Ryan, Cathy Wood • A.O. Dufresne Award: Alex C. Brown • Members Award: Robert Lipic • Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal: Stephen Quin • Vale Medal: Alfonso Grau • CIM Distinguished Service Medal:


TECHNICAL SOCIETIES CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS SOCIETY: Mineral Processor of the Year: Denis Cimon • Bill Moore Special Achievement: Brent Hilscher • Ray Macdonald Volunteer Award: Richard Robillard • Lifetime Achievement Award: Ernie Marcotte • Past-Chair: Donald Leroux • Best Presentation: Robert J. Visintainer • Student Essay Award: Syed Saad Ali • GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Barlow: Li Zhen Cheng • Boldy: Garth Kirkham • JC Sproule: Sean Ryan and Cathy Wood • Distinguished Lecturer: Wayne Goodfellow • A.O. Dufresne: Alex Brown • Selwyn Blaylock: Stephen Quin • METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SOCIETY (METSOC): Airey Award: Phillip J. Mackey • Rio Tinto Alcan Award: David S. Wilkinson • Silver Medal: Andre Allaire • Brimacombe Award: Lukas Bichler • CIM Distinguished Lecturers: George A. Eltringham, Sergei Shipilov • CIM Fellowship: Akram Alfantazi, Georges Houlachi, Edmond K. Lam, Jean-Pierre Martin (1951-2011), Nathan Stubina • Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award: Eberhard Krause 2012 CIM Convention: CIM Awards Gala • Teck Environmental Award: V.I. Lakshmanan • ArcelorMittal Dofasco Award: Michel Rigaud • MetSoc Best Paper Award: Muhammad Rashid, John B. Medley, Norman Y. Zhou • Non-Ferrous Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award: Nubia Cardona, Pascal Coursol, Phillip J. Mackey, Roberto Parra, Juan Carlos Vargas • Light Metal Best Paper Award: Mihaita Matei, Augustin Gakwaya, Julie Levesque, Michel Guillot • Outstanding CIM-MetSoc Student Chapter: Université Laval • Gordon M. Ritcey Award: Thomas Feldmann • Best Student Poster Award: Paul Wu (First Best Poster), Amin Oliazadeh (Second Best Poster) • MINING SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA: The Frank Shea Award: Erin Adlakha • The Mining Society Medal: Tony Barrett • A Life Member Certificate: Fenton Isenor

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Robert Onucki • CIM Fellowship: Akram Alfantazi, Alan Beavan, David Forrester, David Robertson, Edmond Lam, Edward Patton, Edward Yates, Georges Houlachi, John Hadjigeorgiou, Jean-Pierre Martin, Luc Gagnon, Nathan Stubina, Tadeusz Dabrowski • Fifty-Year Club: Largo Albert, Lorne M. Ames, Arthur E. Ball, Leonard Bednarz, Merwin Bernstein, Howard H. Bird, Robert L. Blake, Robert E. Buckley, Victor B. Cook, M. Barry Dent, David J. Emery, Karl Glackmeyer, William Hendry, Eitel E. Hippler, H. Dean Journeaux, Norman A. Jull, Tad Kawase, Klaus V. Konigsmann, J.S. Livermore, A.W. Lockhart, John A. Macdonald, Hugh McQueen, John A. Nightingale, D.W. Niosi, A.R. Pasieka, Leslie G. Price, L.H. Rajala, J.S. Redpath, Robert J. Rodger, Douglas C. Ruse, Donald William Tully, William J. Wolfe

BRANCHES NEW BRUNSWICK: NB Severity Award for Mine Safety: PotashCorp • QUEBEC NORD-EST: Bourse Excellence Hector Blake pour le 50ieme anniversaire de la section: Adrian Predolu • HAMILTON: BASEF 2012 CIM Hamilton Branch Award Winners: Ariana Spytkowsky, AbdelAziz Hendy • SUDBURY: Distinguished Lecturer: Cheryl Allen • Distinguished Lecturer: Phil Thwaites • THUNDER BAY: Student Paper Presentations: Robert Cundari, Robert Scott, Victoria Stinson • EDMONTON: Edmonton Branch Lifetime Achievement Awards: Gordon Morris, Chantal Murphy • NORTH CENTRAL B.C.: Northern B.C. Mentor Award: Christy Smith • VANCOUVER: CIM Distinguished Service: Bob Onucki


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 2012 Revenues Conference, meetings and social activities Advertising Membership dues Subscription & book sales Investment income & gain or loss on exchange Miscellaneous Total revenues 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 expenses Net results

$ 4,980 $ 1,636 $ 1,070 $ 110 $ 165 $ 28 –––––––––––– $ 7,989 $ 2,358 $ 472 $ 858 $ 71 $ 136 $ 860 $ 2,800 $ 200 $ 242 $ 143 –––––––––––– $ 8,140 –––––––––––– $ (151) –––––––––––– ––––––––––––

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.


Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Balance Sheet as at December 31 ($000) UNAUDITED Consolidated Branches, Societies and National Office 2012 Assets Current Cash Short-term investments Interest receivable Accounts receivable Sundry receivable Prepaid expenses and sundry assets

$ 1,299 $ 1,013 $ 49 $ 534 $ 105 $ 699 –––––––––––– $ 3,699

Investments Capital assets

$ 4,014 $ 2,024 –––––––––––– $ 9,737 –––––––––––– ––––––––––––

Total assets

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

$ 1,136 $ 329 $ 30 $ 2,220 –––––––––––– $ 3,715

Total liabilities Members Equity Internally restricted net assets Reserve Unrestricted net assets Total members equity Total liabilities and members equity

$ 1,736 $ 2,000 $ 2,286 –––––––––––– $ 6,022 –––––––––––– $ 9,737 –––––––––––– ––––––––––––

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 Message from the incoming president (2013-14)

Doing business a better way n the year leading up to my term as 2013-14 CIM president, several initiatives were set in motion that will positively impact the institute and its members when they reach fruition in the next 12 months or so.


Courtesy of Robert Schafer

Four years ago, CIM developed a blueprint laying out a plan for modernization and growth that has proven to be very productive. It enables us to bring our staffing, information resources and business processes into the 21st century. As a result of this strategic exercise, we identified ourselves as “The Community for Leading Industry Expertise,” and all of our activities since have been advanced to achieve this goal. During 2013-14, CIM will re-energize our strategic efforts. We will not be reinventing our strategic plan because it remains as relevant as ever, but rather, we will be looking at it through a fresh lens to help us define new and improve ways in which we can do our business “a better way.” At the end of this process, “a better way” will lead to an action plan that consolidates our expertise and best practices within the CIM community – including our members, committees, branches, societies, industry partners and supporters – so that we could maximize our core values over time, using all of the resources at hand through the facilitation of the volunteer leadership and the professional staff. In addition to focusing the energies of our membership, societies and financial supporters within CIM, we are also seeking to expand Canadian leadership in mining beyond our borders. CIM is engaged in dialogues with sister societies and institutes in several countries, paving the way for greater communication and the exchange of ideas and technologies. This will assure that the implementation of the high standards of performance demanded at our domestic operations will be translated to mines and jurisdictions around the globe. In addition, we will explore ways for sharing many member benefits across these mining societies. In the end, we can help improve operational efficiencies, environmental stewardship, education and outreach, community responsibility and governmental transparency across the global minerals industry, thereby solidifying our ability to earn the social licence to operate wherever we wish to do business. We hope to complete a basic multilateral agreement for cooperation among these institutes by the end of 2013. In 2013, in Canada, CIM will also undergo a restructuring, reducing the number of its districts from six to three. Each district will be represented by two vice-presidents who will serve overlapping, staggered two-year terms. In addition, a new role was developed for CIM “ambassadors.” This will be an honorary role to be held by long-standing members of the institute who have been active at a national level on council and/or


through the societies. They will be individuals who are knowledgeable about district and national activities and interests, who desire to remain active in a support and mentoring role to the district vice-presidents, and occasionally, who will serve as the representative at branch or district activities and events. The combined efforts of the two vicepresidents and ambassadors will help improve the connection and communication between the CIM National Office and the branches, bringing greater value to membership in the institute. In addition, we plan to hold a CIM Leadership Congress in May 2014, in conjunction with the annual CIM Convention that will bring branch, district, society and council leaders together to address the business of the institute. It will also include an orientation and mentoring program for leaders – on all levels. We seek to make this a regular event at our annual convention. The strong interest in green mining technology and emerging technologies that require utilization of rare earths and other minerals will enable us to provide more content in these areas while working in close collaboration with Natural Resources Canada and the Canada Mining Innovation Council. The strong emerging business case for diversity, coupled with indications of the high value CIM can bring to areas, such as gender and aboriginal inclusion, should see us developing more activities and content here as well. In addition, the continued dialogue and experience working more closely with trade commissioners will see us continuing to strengthen our relationships with various federal ministries and agencies. Finally, beginning in 2014, the CIM Convention will commence a two-city rotation over a 10-year period, alternating annually between Montreal and Vancouver. In conjunction with this decision, a new model for developing and managing the technical programming was deemed necessary. In response, a new Technical Program Planning Committee is being established that will include a member from each CIM Society as well as members-at-large. The position of general chairman and committee membership will be filled through succession planning involving a three-to-four-year rotation. Branch members will be committee membership, encouraged by the branches to participate on this national level committee, and one need not reside in one of the host cities to be a member. Over the past few years I have had a terrific opportunity to learn about the important role that CIM plays in mining – both in Canada and worldwide – from some great mentors. I have discovered that CIM has more to offer to its members and the industry that goes beyond quality technical publications and national and local meetings. Keeping abreast of CIM lifts the performance of the mining professional, and by working with CIM, mining industry leaders can have an immensely positive influence on public awareness and government policy that impacts our industry. I am looking forward to meeting and working with many members in the coming year. It will be exciting and rewarding to work with CIM’s volunteer leadership and its great staff to advance the agenda outlined for 2013-14. I strongly encourage every member to seek ways to become involved in CIM – at the local and national levels. It is a wonderful way to get to know the organization and recognize its many benefits. In that way, all members can make CIM their “Community for Leading Industry Expertise.”

Robert Schafer



CIM Annual Report 2012  
CIM Annual Report 2012