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Credit on cover photos: 1. McEwen Mining 2. Rio Tinto 3. Jon Benjamin Photography 4. Rio Tinto

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Executive Remarks


CIM Councils 2013–14 and 2014–15


CIM Committee Members


CIM National Office

11 A Year of Outreach 12 CIM Leadership Congress

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Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals

14 Create, Curate and Deliver Relevant, Leading-Edge Knowledge 15 Communications and Publications 18 Events 25 CIM Distinguished Lecturers Program

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26 Foster a Robust, Connected and Engaged CIM Community 27 Member Services 28 Administration and Information Technology 29 Corporate Members 31 Student Program 32 Recognizing Excellence 34 CIM Societies 39 CIM Branches 50 Expand Awareness of the Essential Contribution Mining Makes to Society 51 M4S – Mining 4 Society, the Educational Show on Mining Minerals, Metals and Materials 53 CIM Foundation 54 Leading in Mining 54 Scholarships 56 Share Expertise and Build Capacity Globally 57 Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 58 CIM on the International Front 60 Standards Committees 63 Audit and Risk Committee 64 Financials 66

Going Forward

Building on Our Strengths



IM experienced another great year in 2014, despite considerable global economic challenges. Since 2008 the Institute has placed significant emphasis on fiscal responsibility, yet it has also implemented major capital and operational investments. Our solid financial strength gives us the ability to continue to enhance member services, produce high-quality publications and stellar events, and support the global minerals industry in the areas of leading-edge knowledge sharing, reporting and standards expertise. CIM’s strategic outreach exercise was completed in the first half of 2014. Based on stakeholder feedback, CIM’s management team and council have set our priorities and areas of focus for the coming years. Implementation will begin in 2015.

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Sean Waller, CIM President 2014–15, and Jean Vavrek, CIM Executive Director

CIM derives its revenues primarily from membership dues, events, advertising and corporate sponsorship, all of which are impacted by the state of the minerals economy. Yet in 2014, finances at every level (national, society and branch) were solid, membership levels and advertising revenues remained steady, the CIM Convention was financially successful and sponsorship exceeded expectations. We attribute our successes to countless passionate volunteers and a hard-working national office staff all striving towards a common goal: making CIM The Community for Leading Industry Expertise. In 2014 the CIM Council approved the addition of several senior staff positions, including a Technical Content Coordinator to work with CIM volunteers to ensure that CIM Convention technical programs are structured to deliver exceptional content. CIM committed to participation in OneMine, an extensive online library that currently houses more than 100,000 minerals industry papers and publications. This service provides CIM members easy single-point access to an exceptional global online research centre with content pertaining to all sectors and aspects of our industry. Mining is a global business and we have established and/or strengthened our branch structures in West Africa, Peru, and Hong Kong. Furthermore, the Government of Canada recognizes that responsible resource development provides a sustainable and broad-based platform for economic development, especially in developing countries. In West Africa, where the mining industry is seeing strong growth, CIM is working with the Canadian government and host countries to provide support to our members who are active in the region and to bring best practices to the industry in the region.


A very important CIM financial accounting objective was achieved in 2014: We consolidated all society and branch financial accounting and reporting under CIM National protocols. In the past, societies and branches handled all their own financial matters; however, this became unworkable under current federal taxation regulations as the national office was exposed to potential tax liabilities incurred by the societies and branches if they did not accu­rately report and submit applicable taxes. Their accounting is now handled by CIM National and included in CIM’s audit procedures. The Institute can thus complete consolidated financial statements and ensure full compliance with applicable tax requirements. Societies and branches still maintain control of how their funds are utilized. We are pleased to report that the CIM organi­zation is strong and functioning extremely well. The CIM national office is managed by a very capable and effective team that is not satisfied with the status quo – they are extremely engaged and are committed to making CIM the best it can be. To that end, a reorganization in the latter part of 2014 saw the addition of a new controller as well as the consolidation of the accounting, IT and several membership services staff under the direction of a new Director of Administration and Technology. We are confident that this new structure will lead to greater efficiencies that will benefit CIM members. 2014 represented the end of an era with the retirement of CIM’s self-effacing “Bean Counter,” Serge Major, who had proudly served as the Institute’s conscientious and passionate Director of Finance for 19 years. On behalf of the entire CIM organization – past and present – we would like to thank Serge for his diligent service and wish him great health and happiness in his well-deserved retirement years! We would also like to express our appreciation to the 2014 CIM Council members for their thoughtful and effective guidance of CIM operations and development strategies. The council meets in person quarterly and the executive council participates in monthly teleconferences. Most, if not all, of the CIM Council members are also active members of CIM societies and have been directly involved with the organization for a number of years – it is a significant commitment that is greatly appreciated. To the CIM staff, council members and our many volunteers, we extend a very sincere “Thank you.”

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Jean Vavrek CIM Executive Director

CIM COUNCILS 2013–14 & 2014–15

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VICE-PRESIDENTS International District – Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc. Western District – Patty Moore, Cactus Liaison • Dan Clark, Finning (Canada) Central District – John MacDonnell, Bechtel Canada Co. • Rick Hutson, C.J. Stafford & Associates Eastern District – Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem Canada Inc. • Marcel H. Jolicoeur, Genivar

VICE-PRESIDENTS International District – Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc. Western District – Dan Clark, Finning (Canada) Central District – John MacDonnell, Bechtel Canada Co. • Rick Hutson (In Memoriam) Eastern District – Marcel H. Jolicoeur, Genivar • Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem Canada Inc.

EXECUTIVE President – Robert W. Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. President-Elect – Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp. Immediate Past President – Terence F. Bowles, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. Incoming President-Elect – Garth D. Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. Finance Chair – Michael Cinnamond, B2Gold Corp. Directors-At-Large – James L. Popowich, The Mosaic Company • Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch

SOCIETIES Canadian Mineral Processors Society – Janice M. Zinck, CANMET – Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories Environmental and Social Responsibility Society – Janice M. Zinck, CANMET – Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories Geological Society – Jason King Dunning, Alamos Gold Inc. Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society – Jo-Anne Boucher, Bestech Management & Economics Society – Richard Jundis, Independent Director Metallurgy and Materials Society – Vladimiros Papangelakis, University of Toronto Mining Society of Nova Scotia – Matt Ferguson, Equipment Solutions, Atlantic Cat Society for Rock Engineering – Denis Thibodeau, Stantec Surface Mining Society – Tom Broddy, Taseko Mines Limited Underground Mining Society – Robert Carey, RJC Industrial Design Ltd.

EXECUTIVE President – Sean Waller, Candente Copper Corp. President-Elect – Garth D. Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. Immediate Past President – Robert W. Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. Finance Chair – Mark Patterson, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Directors-At-Large – James L. Popowich, The Mosaic Company • Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch

SOCIETIES Canadian Mineral Processors Society – Janice M. Zinck, CANMET – Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories Geological Society – Jason King Dunning, Alamos Gold Inc. Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society – Jo-Anne Boucher, Bestech Metallurgy and Materials Society – Vladimiros Papangelakis, University of Toronto Management & Economics Society – Richard Jundis, Independent Director Mining Society of Nova Scotia – Ed Carey, BGC Engineering Inc. Environmental and Social Responsibility Society – David Forrester, Aecom Society for Rock Engineering – Denis Thibodeau, Stantec Surface Mining Society – Tom Broddy, Taseko Mines Limited Underground Mining Society – Eric Hinton, Boge & Boge (1980 LTD)

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CIM COMMITTEE MEMBERS The CIM Committees make recommendations to the CIM Council on how to best support and advance the global mining industry. AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE (see page 63 for report) Mark Patterson, PwC John Bowles, Corporate Director Terry Krepiakevich, Corporate Director TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE (see page 16 for report) Chair: Chuck Edwards, Amec Foster Wheeler Canadian Mineral Processors Society: Michael Sue (Chair), Outotec Catherine Pelletier (Co-Chair), Endako Mines Environment and Social Responsibility Society: Janis Shandro (Chair), University of Victoria Zoe Mullard (Co-Chair), UBC Angelique Slade Shantz, York University Geological Society: Hendrik Falck, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society: Marcel Djivre, Metelco Management and Economics Society: Mark Lamoureux, Scotia Bank Metallurgical & Materials Society: Peter Lind (Chair), Barrick Gold Erfan Sharifi (Co-Chair), Outotec Society for Rock Engineering: Douglas Milne, University of Saskatchewan Martin Grenon, Université Laval Surface Mining Society: Tim Joseph, University of Alberta Loy Chunpongtong, Independent Consultant Underground Mining Society: Gary Poxleitner, SRK Consulting Luis Peloquin, SRK Consulting Editorial Coordinator: Janice Burke, CIM staff Editor-in-Chief: Ryan Bergen, CIM staff Executive Editor: Angela Hamlyn, CIM staff Managing Editor: Andrea Nichiporuk, CIM staff


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STANDING COMMITTEE ON MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE DEFINITIONS (see page 60 for report) Chair: Paul Bankes, Consultant Members: Deb McCombe, RPA – Roscoe Postle Associates Tim Maunula, Oak Ridge Resources Ltd. Normand Champigny, Donner Metals Joe Ringwald, Selwyn Resources Geoff Jordon, Norwest Corporation Greg Gosson, AMEC Americas Limited Kevin Palmer, Teck Resources Ltd. Alicia Ferdinand, Proven Reserves Canada INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (see page 58 for report) Committee: Vice-President International (Chair): Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc. Core Group: Carmen Altamirano, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Pierre Boivin, McCarthy Tétrault: Africa District Junior Vice-President Daniel Gagnon, Met-Chem: District Senior Vice-President Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. Keith Spence, Global Mining Capital Corp. Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch Jean Vavrek, CIM Members: Daniel Brosig, Conecsus Tim Dold, Tema Inenmann Chuck Edwards, AMEC Foster Wheeler Joe Hinzer, Watts, Griffis and McOuat Pramod Kumar, Polycorp Lucky Lakshmanan, Process Research Ortech Jin Liu, Consultant Phillip Mackey, P.J. Mackey Technology Inc. Patty Moore, Cactus Liaison Ken Roberts, FLSmidth Rob Stephens, Teck Metals Priti Wanjara, National Research Council CIM Staff: Marjolaine Dugas; Mireille Goulet

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE VALUATION OF MINERAL PROPERTIES (CIMVAL) (see page 60 for report) Co-Chairs: Keith Spence, Global Mining Capital Corp. William Roscoe, Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. Secretary: Eden Oliver, Bennett Jones LLP Members: Michael Fowler, Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd. Marc Legault, Agnico-Eagle Mines Bruce McKnight, Minerals Advisory Services Derek Melo, KPMG Michael Samis, Ernst & Young David Scott, CIBC Pat Stephenson, AMC Consultants BEST PRACTICES COMMITTEE (see page 61 for report) Hendrik Falk, Government of Northwest Territories, NWT Geoscience Office Garth Kirkham, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. Marc Legault, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ron Pressacco, Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. GLOBAL MINING STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES GROUP (see page 61 for report) Chair: Andrew Scott, Barrick Gold Vice-Chair: Helius Guimaraes, Rio Tinto Past Chair: Tim Skinner, SMART Solutions SMART Vice-Chair: Jason Wood, Shell Canada Treasurer: Bruce Bernard, KMC Mining Secretary: Peter Becu, Information Systems and Technology Consultant External Coordinator: Vivien Hui, Barrick Gold CIM Representative: Jim Popowich, The Mosaic Company SME Representative: Mark Bartlett, Desert Falcon Consulting AusIMM Representative: Jamie Ross, Newcrest Mining SAIMM Representative: Jim Porter, Jim Porter Mining Consulting and Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems, University of the Witwatersrand Managing Director: Heather Ednie

STAKEHOLDER COUNCIL Integrated Operations: Laura Mottola, Flow Partners Situation Awareness: Mark Baker, Check Mark Consulting Andy Chapman, Peck Tech Technology and Connectivity: Peter Wan, Teck Data Access and Usage: Paul Roos, Vale Sean Fancey, Westmoreland Coal Zoli Lukacs, Taseko Mines Underground Mining: Samantha Espley, Vale Riaan van Wyk, DetNet South Africa Operational Safety and Risk Management: Gord Winkel, University of Alberta Industrial Comminution Efficiency: James Connolly, Barrick Gold BEST PRACTICES FOR PRODUCTION COST REPORTING (see page 62 for report) Chair: Graham Clow, Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. Barry Cooper, Retired, former Mining Analyst at CIBC Andre Falzon, Detour Gold Ron Gagel, Financial Executive at several mining companies Michael Lepore, Barrick Gold Paul Teniere, Toronto Stock Exchange DIVERSITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (see page 55 for report) Chair: Patty Moore, Cactus Liaison Members: Jo-Anne Boucher, Bestech Alicia Ferdinand, Proven Reserves Canada Sarah Gauen, Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) Mireille Goulet, CIM Leanne Hall, Woodland Group of Companies Inc. and Noront Resources Angela Hamlyn, CIM Robert Schafer, Hunter Dickenson Inc. Nathan Stubina, McEwen Mining Inc. Melanie Sturk, Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) Adam Tonnos, Toromont Industries Jean Vavrek, CIM Janice Zinck, CANMET – Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories

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Front: Web Programmer – Lorent Dione; Incoming & Accounts Receivable – Elaine Kinsella; Accounts Payable & Special Volumes – Anne Brosseau; Dues Retention Agent – Laura Foley Back: Director of Finance – Serge Major (Retired); IT Technician – Guyllaume Maheu; Senior Technical & Applications Specialist – Robert Garcia; Director of Administration & IT – Danielle Langlois; Web Programmer – Martin Doré; Service Coordinator – Lamiche Tremblay; Cash Receipts – Alexandra Cyr; Controller – Riccardo Di Perna; Membership Manager – Jo-Anne Watier


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Front: Section Editor –Tom DiNardo; Director of Communications, Publications & Media – Angela Hamlyn; Section Editor – Peter Braul Back: Editor-In-Chief – Ryan Bergen; Managing Editor – Andrea Nichiporuk; Copy Editor & Communications Coordinator – Zoë Koulouris; Web Content Editor – Maria Olaguera


Front: Communications and Program Coordinator – Robertina Pillo; Director of Membership Services – Marjolaine Dugas Back: Program Coordinator – Corina Tanasie; CSR Project Leader – Mireille Goulet; Branch Services Coordinator – Caroline Vongkoth

Front: M4S Project Coordinator – Lucie Vincent; Event & Trade Show Coordinator – Nadia Bakka; Convention Coordinator – Chantal Murphy Back: Registration & Web Coordinator – Carol Lee; Exhibition Sales & Show Manager – Martin Bell; Director of Conventions & Trade Shows – Lise Bujold; Technical Content Coordinator – Janet Sandor


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Setting the Stage for a Bright Future Building upon the valuable information derived from the Choicebook™ survey sent out to members in the latter part of 2013, we undertook several more significant engagement outreach exercises in 2014 that were critical to the eventual identification of a new vision and mission as well as four strategic goals for CIM. In an iterative approach, each engagement exercise was designed to build upon the findings from the previous stages. Once again, we engaged Hill+Knowlton Strategies, with whom we had worked on the Choicebook™ survey, to support us in these endeavors.


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Strategic Round Tables In January and February five cross-country strategic round table discussions were held in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Calgary with corporate industry executives, and key representatives of the federal government, national mining-related associations and consulting companies. Interactive Webinars Two interactive webinars were conducted in April with CIM District and Society executives to gather their perspectives on how to capitalize on emerging opportunities, key challenges facing the Institute’s membership and the Canadian mining sector, and to identify opportunities for alignment among branches, societies and the national office. Strategic Framework and Logic Model In late April a strategic framework and logic model were formulated through a series of meetings and workshops involving CIM’s senior management team and executive committee. We identified six initial goals and formulated a logic model to enable us to articulate and prioritize the outcomes. CIM Leadership Congress The culmination of the strategic initiative occurred during a workshop that took place in May in conjunction with the inaugural Leadership Congress held during the 2014 CIM Convention in Vancouver. During two rounds of dynamic facilitated round table discussions, CIM and industry leaders were asked to identify how they and their constituents could contribute to the six goals that had been identified in the previous stage.


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Report to Membership In June a Report to Membership was released informing CIM members and stakeholders about highlights from each of the five previous phases – from the Choicebook™ to the Leadership Congress. Mission, Vision and Strategies In August the CIM presidential slate (Robert Schafer, Sean Waller, Garth Kirkham and Virginia Flood) met with CIM Executive Director Jean Vavrek and the Director of Communications, Angela Hamlyn, in Montreal for a full-day strategic working session facilitated by Meredith Low, a strategic planning consultant with significant expertise in the not-for-profit landscape. During the session CIM’s vision and mission were refreshed to make them more forward-looking and to reflect the findings from the outreach findings. The team also refined the previous six strategies into four as it was felt that they explained what CIM needed to do, but they did not go far enough in answering why. The modified goals also sought to optimize the interconnectivity of our objectives and break down some of the functional silos of activity. The vision, mission and strategies were presented and accepted by the CIM Council at a meeting in December. The new Vision, Mission and Strategies will be the key drivers of a five-year Strategic Plan to be developed in 2015. They will help ensure CIM’s growth and relevance far into the future as we continue to respond to the evolving needs of our members, stakeholders and the industry we serve, and live up to our mandate as The Community for Leading Industry Expertise.


A resource sector that is broadly recognized and respected as an engine for sustainable growth and prosperity


To champion the world’s best practices and expertise for integrated resource development at home and globally

STRATEGIC GOALS Create, curate and deliver relevant, leading-edge knowledge Foster a robust, connected and engaged CIM community

Share expertise and build capacity globally

Expand awareness of the essential contribuition mining makes to society

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IM strives to challenge and advance the level and quality of know­

ledge for the betterment of our members, the sector we serve and society at large. Our print and web resources as well as our educational and technical sessions at branch, national and international events facilitate CIM’s efforts to discover, examine and share meaningful insights and to drive innovation for the evolution of ideas, which resonates at the very core

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Create, curate & deliver relevant, leading-edge knowledge Communications & Publications Throughout 2014 the Communications team continued to direct the management of the final three phases of CIM’s extensive strategic outreach exercise, its subsequent planning process, and the development of CIM’s new vision, mission and four strategic goals (see page 13). These efforts decelerated significantly for several months during the spring and summer as preparations for addressing the impending implementation of the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – which came into effect on July 1, 2014 – kicked into high gear. With the assistance of third-party consultants Greenfield Services and Sensov Marketing, a working committee within the CIM national office worked diligently to ensure that CIM was prepared to be compliant – from both a systems/database and a process/communications perspective – including the development of a CIM CASL policy. CIM’s bi-weekly electronic newsletter, CIM Reporter, also got a makeover in 2014. The new CIM Reporter not only has a new look and feel, it also allows space for the contribution of news and announcements from our branches, societies and valuable stakeholders.



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The implementation of a successful internship program was also a priority for us. Three recent university graduates joined the magazine staff for three-month terms. Each became key contributors, and Tom DiNardo, the first of last year’s interns, has since become a full-time editor responsible for the news and technology sections, replacing Herb Mathisen, who left to pursue an opportunity at a publication in the Northwest Territories.


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In 2013 we established our editorial advisory board, which expanded in 2014 with the addition of Steve Rusk. The board provided valuable insights on editorial focus as well as ideas for specific story opportunities.

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Editorial work at the magazine continued to earn recognition from publishing industry peers in 2014. We received honours for three separate stories from our 2013 editorial calendar. The awards reflect the growing strength and experience of the editorial team, which includes both staff and contributing writers. This was the third year in a row CIM Magazine has been recognized.

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CIM Journal The fifth volume of the quarterly peer-reviewed technical journal drew from a strong pool of submitted papers by authors from around the world. Interest in the publication continued to grow, as technical paper society chairs saw an increased number of submitted papers. The latest volume, consequently, featured the greatest number of manuscripts published since the journal was launched. To improve the potential impact of the CIM Journal through citation and attribution, the publication was added to a citation-linking network designed to increase journal visibility and accessibility, the benefits of which should only expand over time. The CIM Technical Publications Committee (TPC) holds quarterly teleconference meetings. A face-to-face meeting is held at the annual CIM Convention. The CIM Journal online paper submission and peer review system is functioning well. In May 2014 the TPC accelerated our peer review schedule to have reviews completed within one month of paper acceptance for review. We have

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also increased the number of papers per issue by 50 per cent since 2012, from six to nine. In the last two years, 112 peer reviewers have volunteered their time and expertise to review technical paper submissions – some reviewers for two or more papers. We approved papers to fill the first three issues of CIM Journal for 2015. Sponsorship of the CIM Journal continues as a point of discussion. The TPC agrees in principle but insists that any sponsorship upholds the CIM Journal’s reputation as an unbiased publi­cation. Ryan Bergen, CIM Journal’s Editor-InChief, is to finalize a sponsorship proposal for approval by the committee.

Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly (CMQ) The Metallurgy and Materials Society’s (MetSoc) journal, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, under the direction of Editor-InChief Joe McDermid of McMaster University, is published by Maney Publishing. With 53 volumes as of 2014, the journal provides a forum for the discussion and presentation of developments in both basic and applied research.

Exploration and Mining Geology (EMG) Exploration and Mining Geology (EMG) continues to be the publication of the Geological Society of CIM (GeoSoc). As part of the Institute’s partnership with OneMine, all back issues will be available online for all members of CIM and participating organizations. A proposal has been submitted to CIM National for it to assume management of EMG, with a stipulation that the publication’s legacy be preserved.

New Book from CIM An exciting new book project on metallurgical plant design stepped into high gear in 2014. Spearheaded by an editorial panel of industry experts that includes CIM Past President Chris Twigge-Molecey (Hatch), Rob Boom (3ME), Frank Wheeler (Hatch and University of Toronto) and Jack Young (Hatch), the book features input from specialists from around the globe who have worked in the projects environment for most of their careers. Scheduled to be released in May 2015, Metallurgical Plant Design covers a broad spectrum of topics and promises to fill in a lot of gaps in the existing literature for the metallurgical plant design community. The CIM Commu­ nications team managed the planning and roll-out of the OneMine initiative, including coordinating the prerequisite meta-data tagging of thousands of papers to make them compliant with the OneMine engine. This ongoing project will initially make more than 9,000 papers from CIM and some of its constituent societies available on this world-class search engine. In turn, CIM members now have access to OneMine’s 100,000+ (and growing) repository of high-quality papers.

CIM Website In 2014 we focused on ramping up content on the CIM website to promote inclusivity among all CIM constituents. Part of this effort included increasing the number of items in the news section to keep members informed about latest developments, and supporting CIM branch, society, national and international events with a frequently updated events calendar.

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Events CIM Convention 2014 The CIM Convention was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, in May, under the theme of “Mining 4 Everyone.” With people from 49 countries in attendance, CIM’s leadership on the international front continues to shape every aspect of our flagship event. The convention’s technical program kicked off with a provocative plenary session moderated by CBC journalist Mark Kelley. A panel of industry leaders including Virginia Flood (Vice-President Canada, Rio Tinto), Oumar Toyugeni (Regional Vice-President of West Africa, Iamgold), Alice Wong (CCO, Cameco), Ted Thomas (Devonshire Initiative), Eira Thomas (President and CEO, Kaminak Gold) and Dirk Classens (Vice-President of Industrial Sector Growth, IBM) explored the convention’s theme and opened up the floor to questions from the over 600 mining professionals in attendance.

More than 40 technical sessions explored some of the most challenging operational and philosophical issues facing our industry. Six concurrent streams included: Global Dimensions of Mining; Innovations; Harnessing our Diverse World; Construction to Production; Managing Operations from Mine to Mill; and Rock Engineering. An Ethics in Mining Symposium was also part of this year’s technical program. The Vancouver event broke all past attendance records:


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COMPANIES represented by 3,418 executives who greeted 2,043 trade show visitors. Overall, 7,092 participants came together at the Vancouver Convention Centre

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Technical Standing Committee It is recognized that the rotation of the annual CIM Convention between Vancouver and Montreal demands an infrastructure that ensures continuity and limits the onus put on local volunteers. Therefore, a Technical Program Standing Committee to guide future technical programs was formed in 2014 with the mandate to: 1. Continually strive to ensure top-notch, topical and relevant technical content for all technical conferences hosted by CIM. 2. Aim to ensure that CIM Technical Conferences are regarded by the global minerals industry as optimal. 3. Ensure a high standard of quality in the technical program for all CIM conferences. 4. Establish role descriptions for each committee participant. 5. Ensure the succession and sustainability of the committee and other technical contributors.

The first action towards these goals was the development of a Terms of Reference and a Technical Program Management Guide. These tools, outlining committee and program structures, requirements, roles and responsibilities, definitions, workflows and much more, apply to any and all technical conferences hosted and/ or delivered by CIM – regional, national and international – for 2015 and beyond. Committee members will be elected in 2015.

Technical content coordinator on staff CIM Societies have long expressed the need for CIM National to assist in driving the technical content of our programs. A Technical Content Coordinator, Janet Sandor, was hired in late2014 to facilitate the development of bestin-class technical programming among diverse mining-related topics.

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Convention TPMS Volunteers involved with technical programs now have access to a technical program management system (TPMS) that is used to sort and manage abstracts, papers, conference schedules and proceedings. Two years of coding by our IT Department staff resulted in a tailored in-house TPMS designed to meet the CIM community’s needs and requirements. To date, it is being seamlessly employed by conference coordinators and volunteers. Phase 2 of this ambitious project will allow for peer-review capabilities.

Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Conference The year kicked off with the 46th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference attended by almost 600 delegates from 15 countries, where discussions focused primarily on the need to expand front-end metallurgical work and more nimble process controls. The key message? Processors should increase their understanding about how ore is processed in order to generate better results.

The event featured a strong technical program that included 35 presentations on improvements, innovations and challenges, and five short courses (see page 23).

Franco-Mine Franco-Mine 2014 took place in Toronto on the sidelines of PDAC 2014. CIM facilitated a discussion among the top actors of francophone Africa’s mining industry and its Canadian cohorts, and an historic signing of a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with Cameroon by Ed Fast, the Canadian Minister of International Trade. Talks focused on sustainable development and capa­city building, as well as the importance of maintaining strong relations between Africa and Canada. The plenary session tackled a number of issues including optimizing local development through social responsibility, improving access to geological information and adopting mechanisms for better traceability of products. Fatimata Dia, Director of the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD), delivered the keynote address. Participating companies in the industry panel were Managem Group, Iamgold, Teranga Gold and Windiga Energy, while the government

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panel hosted representatives from the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), with mine ministers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Mali.

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Hydrometallurgy 2014, Seventh International Symposium Hydrometallurgy 2014 provided a forum for the dissemination of all research relating to hydrometallurgical extraction, purification and recovery of base and precious metals in Vancouver, B.C., in June. Updates on current hydrometallurgical operations, new project execution, health and safety initiatives, and case studies relating to all aspects of hydrometallurgy were also discussed. This was the Seventh International Symposium on Hydrometallurgy, a conference that MetSoc co-organizes with the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) and Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Engineering (SME) every five years. Plenary

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addresses were given by George Demopoulos of McGill University; John Monhemius (Emeritus) of Imperial College; Nick Hazen of Hazen Research; Mike Nicol (Emeritus) of Murdoch University; and Kaixi Jiang, BGRIMM (Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy).

MEMO 2014 – Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability/ Mine Operators Conference More than 200 industry professionals packed a room in the remote mining town of Sept-Îles, Quebec, to listen to a panel of high-profile Canadian mining leaders discuss the conference theme – the Hub of Giants – at the MEMO plenary session. The trade show comprised 28 booths where peers networked across every square foot of the convention centre during the two-day event. The technical committee – formed of executives from CIM’s Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability, Underground Mining, and Surface Mining societies – delivered eight sessions in which nearly 40 papers were presented to 114 delegates. All 360 conference participants, including exhibitors, visitors, VIPs and guests, shared knowledge, conducted business and celebrated our industry’s accomplishments at memorable social events.

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COM 2014 – 53rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists The Metallurgical and Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc) delivers premier events in metallurgy with con­ ferences that have a process/engineering focus. The theme for COM 2014, held in Vancouver, B.C., from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, Courtesy of MetSoc “Prosperity through Process Advancements,” featured aspects of processing through every one of the 13 symposia. From base and light metals to rare earths and nanomaterials, processes are critical to producing metals and materials in an econo­mical and safe way. This was highlighted at COM 2014 with technical programming covering a range of topics including process control, flowsheet development and materials manufacturing. The number of presentations totalled 264. The plenary featured a very open discussion between participants and speakers: Nils Voermann (Hatch), Jean-Francois Turgeon (Executive Vice-President, Tronox), Michael Agnew (Principal, Michael Agnew Inc.), and Phillip Mackey (President, P.J. Mackey Techno­ logy Inc.) on “Metallurgy in the 21st Century –The Balance Between Operational Excellence and Technological Step-Change.” Speakers used examples to show the impact of technology and best practice on operations. The discussion was moderated by conference Chair Boyd Davis and is available for viewing on

how they are addressing the different challenges their respective resources industries face with the aim to maintain a healthy, sustainable and profitable mining and metals business.

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CIM at Québec Mines In line with its Francophonie Minière activities, CIM had a strong presence at Québec Mines – the Quebec government’s third annual mining congress. Strategically featured within the technical program as well as at a booth in the trade show, CIM membership, specialized knowledge and services generated much interest. To further position itself, the Institute hosted the exclusive gala evening at which several prominent mining industry and government representatives gave official addresses. In partnership with the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources, CIM also held its signature M4S event – the educational public show on mining, minerals, metals and materials (see page 51).

Another special event included the “Role of Extractive Metallurgy – Searching for a Suitable Support to the Resources Industry.” Distinguished society directors from various parts of the world (TMS, SME, MMIJ, SAIMM, IIMch, CIM) shared


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Workshops: • New Guidance to the New Rules under NI 43-101 • Overview of Resource Estimation from Data Collection to Model Validation • Mining 101 • Critical Aspects of Water Management in Mining • Health, Safety and Security and the Extractive Sector • Transparency International Anti-Corruption Tools & Resources for Corporate Risk Management Systems • Communication Tools for Gaining, Maintaining or Re-establishing Social Licence to Operate • A Global Mindset • Controlling Dust in the Mining Industry

CANADIAN MINERAL PROCESSORS CONFERENCE 2014 Short courses: • Bond-based Grinding Models for Design and Geometallurgy • Flotation Fundamentals and Applications • Iron Ore Processing in Canada • Tailings Preparation, Transport and Deposition • Gravity Concentration of Gold Using Centrifugal Gravity

CONFERENCE OF METALLURGISTS 2014 Short courses: • Control of Mineral Processing Systems • Energy Storage Course Overview


Short course: • Recent technological developments and current industrial trends

CIM’S LEADING IN MINING PROGRAM See page 54 for further details.

Social media

CIM LinkedIn group: 14,451 MEMBERS

CIM maintains a strong connection with its members through the social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Members are able to keep abreast of current and upcoming events, news developments and other issues that concern everyone. The Publi­ cations and Events teams, for their part, engage thoroughly with industry leaders and influencers through social media to generate content for innovative and topical issues that are affecting the industry.

CIM Twitter: 2,500 FOLLOWERS

CIM Convention LinkedIn group: 363 MEMBERS

CIM Convention Twitter: 1,274 FOLLOWERS

CIM Facebook: 2,214 LIKES

CIM LinkedIn company page: 2,057 FOLLOWERS


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CIM DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS PROGRAM CIM Distinguished Lecturers are selected on the basis of their accomplishments and the contributions they make to advance the global minerals community. Each year they bring their valued expertise on a broad spectrum of topics to CIM Student Chapter meetings across the country.

2013–14 SERIES

Total number of lectures in 2013–14: 34

Bruce Conard Consultant at Bruce R. Conard Consulting The future of sustainability Chris Twigge-Molecey Senior adviser at Hatch Conflict minerals: what are they and why should we care? Garth Kirkham President of Kirkham Geosystem NI 43-101 mineral estimation and CIM best practices Gord Winkel Chair and Industrial Professor at the University of Alberta The journey to high-performing safety cultures in mining Heather Ednie Managing Director of Global Standards and Guidelines Group and Peter Wan Principal, mining technology at Teck Metals Technology standards for operational excellence Rosie Steeves President of Executive Works Leadership matters. How to ensure quality leadership leads to individual, organizational and industry success

2014–15 SERIES

Total number of lectures in 2014–15 (until May 2015): 26

Ben Chalmers Vice-President, Sustainable Development at the Mining Association of Canada and Ross Gallinger President of RG Consulting Resource revenue transparency

Janice Zinck Manager, Mine Waste Management and Processing Research Program at Natural Resources Canada Green mining: an oxymoron or an opportunity Joseph Ringwald President and CEO of Selwyn Resources The Inevitability of “CSR”...? Ken Thomas President, Project Development & Metallurgy at Ken Thomas & Associates Inc. Project execution & cost escalation in the mining industry

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rawing upon the valuable connections forged throughout

our rich 115+ year history and fortified by the critical insights and expertise found in our 10 technical societies and over 35 branches, CIM serves as an important connector and conduit for a community that is as vast and as rich as the industry itself. From exploration and extraction through to production and reclamation, from the rock face to the corporate tower, our constituents are involved in every facet of the mining cycle, and together we are made stronger than the sum of

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our parts.

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Foster a Robust, Connected & Engaged CIM Community Member Services Over the past year engaging our members, volunteers and industry stakeholders was a top priority for CIM, most notably through the continuation of the extensive strategic outreach initiative. We emerged from this exercise with new insights as to what matters most to industry professionals, which served as the foundation for the formulation of a revised vision and mission as well as four new strategic goals. (See page 13) A further upshot from the outreach was a renewed commitment to strengthen CIM’s relationship with our constituents. CIM launched a membership campaign highlighting the positive contributions our members, volunteers and industry representatives make to our organization and the industry it serves. This campaign included a short video emphasizing the accomplishments of our CIM Award winners in which they shared their experience and thoughts on what it means to be acknowledged by CIM and their industry peers. Award winners are recognized annually at the CIM Awards Gala, one of the industry’s most celebrated events, which attracts the support of industry partners that want to encourage higher standards, leadership and advancements in the industry. Such industry partners include the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), which in 2014 began presenting its esteemed Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards at the CIM Awards Gala, further bolstering the program’s growing prestige.


Serving as a springboard to foster greater collaboration within its network, CIM turned to its branches and societies, further supporting their efforts to reach out to the communities in which they operate. Whether opening a new branch in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), revamping an existing branch network in Whitehorse, or supporting branch and society communications and administrative functions, CIM helped improve overall organizational effectiveness and efficiency by streamlining its membership engagement processes and growing volunteer teamwork via webinars and district teleconferences. In the year to come, CIM will focus its efforts on further expanding professional development programs as well as tailoring platforms for the exchange of knowledge and best practices for our branches, societies, student chapters and volunteers. In 2015 CIM will set its sights on expanding the benefits and services we offer, particularly to our corporate members, which

are vital in supporting our initiatives and endeavours that benefit the industry at large. In order to support the Member Service’s team’s objectives, we optimized the performance of our systems and tools. These improvements resulted in better services for our members and volunteers who work diligently at the branch and society levels. The department was restructured at the end of 2014 as part of the implementation of CIM’s new Strategic Plan. The changes reflect CIM’s commitment to continuously improve the provision of programs, benefits and services that meet our members’ and the industry’s evolving needs. We are now poised to better support our branches, societies, student chapters, members and volunteers by developing value-added professional development initiatives, fostering learning experiences and building successful collaborations within CIM.

Administration & Information Technology A Year of Challenges and New Beginnings Following a review of CIM’s operations in 2014, we decided to implement a new organizational structure. Further, we faced the challenge of replacing CIM Administration & Finance Director Serge Major who retired at the end of 2014 after 19 years of service. The position was restructured and Danielle Langlois joined the group as Director of Administration and Information Technology (IT) and the position of controller was also created. The Department of Information Technology was reorganized following the departure of the IT director, as well. The IT team completed several major projects over the course of 2014, including updating the CIM website and database system to comply with the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) that came into effect on July 1. We launched the Technical Paper Management System (TPMS) as well. This system enables us to perform unbiased reviews of all technical papers. In the normal course of business, we upgraded some of our software systems including website software Sitecore. In order to gain efficiency, we improved the process for creating new websites and templates, such as for our major events. The 2014 CIM Convention website was created under this strategy.


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Corporate Members CIM would like to thank our corporate members whose support is vital to the continuation and growth of our vision and mission. 48e Nord International





Caledonia Mining Corporation


IBK Capital Corporation


IDS North America

FLSmidth Ltd.


Fountain Tire Mine Service Ltd.

Intergraph Canada Ltd.

A&B Mylec Pty Ltd.

Canadian Salt Co. Ltd.

Accetis International

Candente Copper Corporation

Acier St-Michel Inc. Aciers SSAB Suédois Ltée

CBleue Inc.

Adrok Ltd.

CEMI – Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation

Aecon Mining

CK Logistics

AGS Movers

Colossus Minerals Inc.

AIL Mining

Conspec Controls Limited

Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd.

Copper Development Association Inc.

ACP Applied Products Ltd.

Alexander Proudfoot Alight AMEC Analyze and Improve ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.

Frontline Integrated Services Ltd. Fusionex une compagnie de Wolseley

G GEA Westfalia Separator Inc.

JPi mine equipment

Cullen Diesel Power Ltd.

Global Partner Solutions Mining & Industries Inc.


CWA Engineers Inc. Cypher Environmental Ltd.

Goldcorp Inc. Golder Associates Ltd.

D3 Mining Solutions

Groupe MISA

BAT Construction Ltd. Benshaw Canada BHP Billiton Canada Inc. Biodisk Corporation BKT Tires Canada Inc. BlackRock Metals Inc. Boart Longyear

Groupe CLR

Dassault Systèmes Canada Software Inc.

Kal Tire Mining Tire Group Kalenborn Canada Inc. Kamco Installations Ltd. Key Maintenance Technologies Kinross Gold Corporation

De Beers Canada Domik Exploration Ltd.


KPI Industrial Controls Inc.

Dominion Diamond Corporation

Hatch Ltd.

Downer EDI Mining – Mineral Technologies

Hecla Mining Company

Dragon Global Group DSI Mining Dyno Nobel Inc.

Haulmax (Aust) PM Ltd. Hella Inc. Canada



Emerson Electric Canada Limited

Element Mining Ltd.

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. Kreator Equipment & Services Inc.


Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems Canada Inc.

Lafarge Canada Inc.

Hewitt Equipment Limited


HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc.

Eco Waste Solutions

Brault Maxtech Inc.

Joy Global (Canada) Ltd.


Boréal –Informations Stratégiques Inc. (Boréalis) Brandt Tractor Inc.

Jannatec Technologies

Global Inspections-NDT, Inc.



J.F. Comer Inc.

Crevier Lubrifiants

Graham Group Ltd.





Barrick Gold Corporation

ISM – Industrial Steel Manufacturing Inc.

Geohart Consultants Pty Ltd.

Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Canada Axter Coletanche Inc.

Iron Ore Company of Canada

Honeywell Process Solutions HumEng International Inc.

Laforest Nova Aqua Laurel Steel, Division of Harris Steel Levert Personnel Resources Inc. Limpact International Limited

Équipements KN Inc.

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Praetorian Construction Management

Mabarex Inc. Maptek McCarthy Tétrault S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l. McCue Engineering Contractors

PROVIX Inc. Purves Redmond Limited PVA Consulting Group

SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.


Stellar Recruitment

W.S. Tyler Canada

STM Associates

Wajax Equipment

Stonehouse Mining Corp.

Wajax Power Systems

Struttmann Consulting

Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited

Snowden Group

Pyott Boone Electrics Canada Limited (PBE Group)

Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors

Mine Cable Services Corporation


Suncor Energy

Mine Site Technologies

QinetiQ Ltd.


McLanahan Corporation Micromine Ltd.

MinePros Personnel Inc. Mining Publications International


MISTRAS Métaltec

RAX Enterprises Inc.

Mullen Trucking LP

Raymac Environmental Services Inc.

MWH Global Inc.

N New Millennium Iron Corp. Newalta Corporation NL Department of Natural Resources

Redpath Mining Contractors Limited REM – Resource Engineering & Maintenance Ressources Quebec Richwood Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium Inc.

Suncast Polytech Inc. Synthesarc Inc.

Teck Resources Limited Tega Industries Canada Inc. TENAQUIP Limited TerraSource Global Tetra Tech WEI Inc. The Mosaic Company Thibault & Associates Inc. Thyssen Mining Construction of Canada Ltd. Timken Canada LP

Norseman Structures

Rockhound Limited

North Fringe Industrial Technologies Inc.

Rockwell Automation


Rulmeca Canada Limited

Ultra Seat Corporation

NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada Ltd.

RungePincockMinarco (Canada) Limited

United Personnel Carriers Inc.



Oboni Riskope Associates Inc.

SAFEmap International Inc.

Outotec Canada

Schlumberger Water Services


Sentry Equipment Corp.

P.R. Engineering Ltd. Pacific Bit of Canada Inc. Paul F. Wilkinson & Associates Inc. Pex Industrial Piping Solutions

Service aux entreprises Harricana Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Division

V Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Limited Vallée Val’s Drilling Ltd. Vatne Concrete Systems Ltd.

Siemens Canada Ltd.

Veyance Technologies Canada Inc.

Sinergeo Lda.


PhotoSat Information Ltd.

SKF Canada Ltd.


SM Construction Inc.

Pneuma-Tool Inc.

SMS Equipment

Polar Mobility Research Ltd.

SNL Metals & Mining


United Rentals Pump Solutions

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Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. WesTech Engineering Inc. Western Potash Corp. Westlund (division of Emco Corp.) Wilkinson Steel & Metals Ltd. Wire Rope Industries Ltd. Women in Resource Development Corporation Wugang Canada Resources Investment Ltd.

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Student Program The CIM Student Program, which is an important component of the annual CIM Convention, helps connect students with industry professionals from around the world. In 2014 students honed their networking skills with peers and industry professionals at the Student-Industry Luncheon, while gaining useful tips and insights on how to market themselves to potential employers. Students were also given the opportunity to showcase their research to industry leaders during the Student Poster Competition, receiving valuable presentation feedback.

Business, bringing our total number of student chapters to 15. Building on its success with student chapters, CIM also entered into an agreement to administer the Canadian Mining Games, a much-anticipated annual competition among Canadian universities. The Canadian Mining Games were founded in 1991 by Daniel Gagnon, then CIM student member at McGill University. Gagnon, who sits on the CIM Council, played a key role in the agreement, bringing the Games full circle.

CIM further developed its student network last year by launching two new student chapters at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and York University’s Schulich School of

In the coming year we will enhance our efforts to increase the level of service to students, offering them more opportunities to establish ties with professionals who can offer valuable advice and perspectives about their career options and the industry through an e-mentorship program.

Student Chapters 2013–14

Student Chapters 2014–15







Dalhousie University

John Kushneryk

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Jordan Norsworthy

Pierre-Luc Sévigny

British Columbia Institute of Technology Dalhousie University

John Kushneryk

McGill University

Jonathan Aubertin

Queen’s University

Alexander Alousis

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Alexandre Cosentino

University of British Columbia

Andrew Crook

McGill University

Ziad Saliba

Queen’s University

Aimee Gauthier

University of Saskatchewan

Kai Li

University of Toronto

Andreas Steckenborn

University of British Columbia

Robert Tadashi

York University

Blakeley Willson

University of Saskatchewan

Tanner Edwards

University of Toronto

Andreas Steckenborn

Schulich School of Business

Aaron Stead



Laurentian University

Max Grundy

McGill University

Daniel Marchand

Memorial University

John Halfyard

University of British Columbia

Victor Leung/ Michael Mahon

Université Laval University of Windsor



Dalhousie University

Brandon Holland

Laurentian University

Max Grundy

McGill University

Devin Hundt

Ursule Samson

Université Laval

Geneviève Gilbert

Noel Chester

University of British Columbia

Sebastien Medrano

University of Toronto

Sherry Esfahani

University of Waterloo

Victoria Sirega

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RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE CIM celebrates talent, knowledge, dedication and progress within the mining and minerals industry with the CIM Awards. Our annual Awards Gala recognizes individuals who are acknowledged by their peers based on their achievements and contributions to the Institute and to their community. More than 20 awards are presented each year to individuals who have made their mark in a fast-paced industry and for whom environmentally conscious decisions, safety and leadership are the foundation of a sustainable industry.

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A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award David Palmer, Toronto, ON Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper Jim Oliver, Kamloops, B.C. John Ayer, Sudbury, ON Benoテョt Dubテゥ, Quebec, QC Roger Aubertin, Gatineau, QC Mike Burson (posthumous) Gerald Panneton, Toronto, ON Richard Friedman, Vancouver, B.C. Mike A. Hamilton, Toronto, ON CIM Distinguished Service Medal Donald R. Lindsay, Vancouver, B.C. Western District Distinguished Service Award Patty Moore, Vancouver, B.C.


CIM Distinguished Lecturers Ken Thomas, Oakville, ON Janice Zinck, Ottawa, ON Joseph Ringwald, New Westminster, B.C. Ben Chalmers, Ottawa, ON Ross Gallinger, Toronto, ON CIM Fellowship Donald Gallienne, Sept-テ四es, QC Donald P. Leroux, Quebec, QC Hani Mitri, Montreal, QC Kenneth S. Coley, Hamilton, ON Michael J. Collins, Fort Saskatchewan, AB John Goode, Toronto, ON Douglas James Kramble, Saskatoon, SK Tony Lipiec, Vancouver, B.C. Ian Orford, Vancouver, B.C. Malcolm E. Robb, Yellowknife, N.W.T. Terence F. Bowles, Verdun, QC

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Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining Ross Beaty, Vancouver, B.C.

John T. Ryan Safety Trophy – Select Mines Graymont Western Canada Inc. – Faulkner Operation, Faulkner, MB

MacParland Memorial Award for Excellence in Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability André Lemay, Sudbury, ON

John T. Ryan Safety Trophy – Coal Mines Teck Coal Ltd. – Greenhills Operations, Elkford, B.C.

Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award CIM GTA West Branch, Oakville, ON

Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development Michael P. Sudbury, Oakville, ON

CIM Community Service Award Allan D. Akerman, Sudbury, ON CIM Presidents’ Role Model Medal Catharine Shaw, Toronto, ON Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award John R. Ing, Toronto, ON J.C. Sproule Northern Exploration Award Kaminak Gold Discovery Team, Vancouver, B.C. John T. Ryan Safety Trophy – Metal mines Williams Operating Corporation – Williams Mine, Marathon, ON John T. Ryan Safety Trophy – Metal mines Cameco Corporation – McArthur River Mine, Saskatoon, SK

Bedford Award Mark Sitter, Toronto, ON Peter Xavier, Skead, ON David Bernier, Timmins, ON Steven Bowles, Montreal, QC Mining Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award BHP – Jansen Shaft Development Team, Saskatoon, SK TSM Community Engagement Award Iamgold Corporation, Dakar-Fann, Senegal TSM Environmental Excellence Award Syncrude Canada Ltd., Fort McMurray, AB

John T. Ryan Safety Trophy – Select Mines PotashCorp – New Brunswick Division, Sussex, NB

Hatch-CIM Mining and Minerals Project Development Safety Award Teck Highland Valley Copper Mill Optimization Project, Logan Lake, B.C.

John T. Ryan Safety Trophy – Select Mines Graymont Inc. – Usine de Bedford, Bedford, QC

HR Diversity Award Teck Resources Ltd.

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ll 10 technical societies of CIM are instrumental in helping industry professionals build their knowledge and expertise for the development of Canada’s minerals, metals, materials and petroleum sectors. It is

through various conferences, publications, workshops, awards and scholarships – reinforced by the exceptional support of dedicated volunteer members – that make the societies integral to CIM.

Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) We integrate all levels of mineral processing from academics and research to construction, operations and downstream processing. Participating in our regional and national events enables extensive networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities across all these areas. We strive to build the know-how and mineral processing wisdom from the time our members are students and onwards into their careers. CMP is CIM’s largest society with almost 1,700 members. Our constituents primarily represent the Canadian mineral processing community; however about 20 per cent of the delegates at our annual conferences is from outside Canada. Our delegates are suppliers (40 per cent), industry professionals (25 per cent), consultants (25 per cent) and 10 per cent academia and government representatives. Activities: 46th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference (see page 20) • Technical meetings held at most of our 12 regional branches. Awards and Scholarships: • Mineral Processor of the Year: Paul Cousin • Bill Moore Special Achievement: Jocelyn Bouchard • Art Macpherson Comminution: Ken Major • Ray Macdonald Volunteer Award: Ernie Marcotte and Edwin Joe


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Lifetime Achievement Award: John Goode Past Chair: Erin Legault Best Presentation: Jim Wickens Student Technical Report Competition Award : Shaheer Sanuri • André Laplante Memorial Scholarship: Michael MacArthur • Byron Knelson Memorial Scholarship: David Fenrich Executive:

Chair: Tad Crowie • Vice-Chair: Paul Blatter • Past Chair: Pierre Julien • Secretary: Janice Zinck • Treasurer: Ray MacDonald/Wesley Griffith (elect)

We hope that the next generation of mineral processing excellence has Canadian roots, and that Canadian operations and projects can be seen as positive benchmarks for the industry.

Environment and Social Responsibility Society (ESRS) Our vision is to provide leadership and professional development opportunities as they relate to the social and environmental responsibility and performance of the Canadian mining industry. We encourage leading practices, a culture of responsibility, and enhanced social and environmental performance management of this industry through collaboration with all interested and affected parties. ESRS is made up of a diverse group including managers, scientists, academics, consultants and researchers with operating companies, as well as university and government

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representatives. It is important to note that we collaborate with the Centre for Excellence in CSR. (See page 57 for more information on the Centre.) Activities: Technical sessions on social and environmental stewardship; water mining and agriculture; and tailings management • Fifth Extractive Sector Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Session • Supported introduction of social responsibility in the professional profile of engineers and geologists through a working group spearheaded by Jan Boon • Nominated Selwyn Resources President and CEO Joe Ringwald as 2014–15 CIM Distinguished Lecturer Awards and Outreach: • Distinguished Lecturer: Joe Ringwald (2014–15) and Ian Thomson (2015–16); Fellowship • The Extractive Sector Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Series • Tailings Management Practice Workshop • Water Management and Protection Workshop ESRS seeks to continue to actively pursue and implement CIM strategic initiatives; build on and strengthen our experience and active participation at CIM conventions; identify and develop additional opportunities to partner within CIM and with its other societies, and new areas of external collaboration; focus on getting a robust balance between the social responsibility and technical environmental aspects within our industry; and identify key relevant areas to conduct stand-alone workshops and conferences. Executive:

Chair: David Forrester • Past Chair: Janice Zinck • Vice-Chair: Joe Ringwald • Second Vice-Co-Chairs, Environment: Carol Jones and Karola Toth • Second Vice-Chair, Social Responsibility: Mireille Goulet • Secretary-Treasurer: Anne Johnson

Board Positions:

Publications Chair: Janis Shandro • Communications Chair: Tarek Hamadé

Scholarships & Student Program: • $5,000 donation for students attending the technical conference of the Geological Association of Canada, through its Mineral Deposits Division • Student sponsorship opportunities including but not limited to the Student-Industry Exploration Workshop put on by PDAC Awards: Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper: Jim Oliver • J.C. Sproule Northern Exploration Award: Kaminak Discovery Team • A.O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award: David Palmer The Geological Society is a wonderful avenue for career enhancement and advancement. There are many volunteering opportunities and we welcome and appreciate the time and effort, both large and small, of our members. Joining us at this time of rejuvenation brings you into a group of like-minded geoscientists who not only want to strive for excellence in the industry through fostering best practices and sponsoring professional development, but are building up the next generation of industry leaders from the ground floor.

Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society (MER) Our primary objective is to provide a forum for members to share their knowledge and seek information on maintenance and engineering topics within the society, throughout the rest of CIM, and with external bodies. Joining MER provides a great opportunity for networking and business development. MER is represented by 21 executive members and approximately 600 society members, including maintenance and engineering personnel and mine operators.

Geological Society Founded in 1942 as the Geology Division of CIM, our mission continues to be to stimulate and advance the application of geoscience in the search, discovery, appraisal and exploitation of mineral deposits through field conferences, technical sessions, short courses, publications, lecture tours, as well as professional and social networking. Executive:

Chair: Jason Dunning* • Vice-Chair: Serge Perrault • Past Chair: Garth Kirkham • Directors: Dave Lentz, Councillor, Dave Sinclair, Publications, Steve McCutcheon, EMG Editor, Hendrik Falk, Councillor, Dan Marshall, Councillor

Activities: Conferences • MER strategic plan • Awards and scholarships • Peer-reviewing articles for CIM Journal • Launching some new initiatives such as TIMtalks to provide better value to its members Awards & Scholarships: • CIM Fellowship Award: Ed Patton and Ted Knight in 2013 • McParland Memorial Award: Andy Lemay in 2014 • CIM Distinguished Lecturer: The MER Society nominated Cheryl Allen, Principal Ventilation Engineer at Vale, for the CIM Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2013–14

* represents CIM on CFES national council and sits as its Past President

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• Centennial Scholarship: Mike Amos, Gilles Lamarche, Jasmin Provencher • Ken Hildebrant Memorial Scholarship: Alexandra Foty, Caitlyn McKinley Executive:

Chair: Jo-Anne Boucher • Vice-Chair: André (Andy) Lemay • Past Chair: Charles E. (Ted) Knight • Secretary: Marcel M. Djivre • Treasurer: Richard A. McIvor • Directors: Mel Harju, Robert J. Lipic, Jacek (Jack) Paraszczak, B.F. (Ben) Kubica, Brad Kingston, F. Bennett McLaughlin, Jean Vavrek, Luc Gagnon, Glenn Lyle, Tom Shumka, Eric Schraml, Dean Millar, Bill Wright, Jean Béliveau, Rahul Lakhoté, Agus Sasmito

Our hope is to continually search for ways to make our society more useful and valuable to the membership. As a result, we have created a strategic plan that addresses improving our visibility and communication with members, post-secondary institutions and students; creating a new “Sponsorship Director” position whose role is to seek out funding for specific MER events; offering more opportunities for knowledge sharing; increasing our membership; and strengthening our collaborative efforts with other societies and CIM National.


Chair: Richard Jundis • Vice-Chair: Carlos da Costa • Past Chair: Alicia Ferdinand, Keith Spence • Secretary: Marilyn Barton • Treasurer: Rodridgo Rojas • Directors: Larry Smith, Jane Spooner, Denis Waddington, Steve Suarez, Mark Lamoureux, Jacqueline Allison • Members: Simona Cara, Jessie Liu-Ernsting, Ben Burkholder, Manuel Cortes, Warren Flannery, Alyson Caseley, James Martin

We have set our sights on growing MES in our current branches in Toronto, Vancouver, and Hong Kong. We will have more MES events to exchange ideas and experiences at these branches.

Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc) The best reason to join MetSoc is to connect with peers to enhance and stimulate your research, knowledge and job opportunities. MetSoc is comprised of more than 1,400 professionals in the global metallurgy and materials community.

Management and Economics Society (MES) We sponsor events that provide a forum for industry professionals to share experiences, insights and ideas on topics relating to the economic, management and financial aspects of the mining business. A diverse group of individuals are at the heart of our society. Managers, mining financial consultants, CEOs and COOs, as well as mine engineers, geological engineers and geologists make up our great team. Activities: MES Student Day: MES Career Showcase and Networking Seminar • Management and Finance Day: Reading the Market – What Happens Next? • MES Rocks & Stocks Professional Development Series: Project Risk – The News Isn’t All Bad • Launch of MES Branches in Hong Kong and Vancouver • Monthly MES Discussion Group Sessions • MES website launch Awards: • John Ing, Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award

Activities: (See pages 20 and 22) Scholarships & Outreach: • 2014 student chapters (See page 31) • MetSoc, its technical sections and the MetSoc Fund of the CIM Foundation are able to award up to $30,000 in student travel, awards and scholarships • MetSoc Masters Scholarship: Ajanthia Gunaratnam, University of British Columbia • MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship: Anthony Lombardi, Ryerson University • Hydrometallurgy Undergraduate Scholarships: Cooper Meadows, University of Saskatchewan; Cameron Hill, McGill University • Lucy Rosato Scholarship: Shelby Pottle, Dalhousie University

METSOC AWARDS MetSoc Airey Award (sponsored by XPS, Consulting & Testwork Services, a Glencore company) Michael Chalkley, Sherritt International MetSoc Award for Research Excellence (sponsored by Rio Tinto) Mahi Sahoo, Suraja Consulting Silver Medal Gregory Richards, Teck Metals Ltd. MetSoc Brimacombe Award Andre Phillion, University of British Columbia


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Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award Edgar Peek, Molycorp Inc. MetSoc Environmental Award (sponsored by Teck) George Demopoulos, McGill University MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award Comondore (Ravi) Ravindran, Ryerson University MetSoc Best Paper Award Ken Coley (McMaster University) and Elizabeth Worral (Severstal Dearborn, LLC) for their paper “Defect structure of pseudo phases of wüstite,” published in CMQ, Vol. 52, No. 1. Non-Ferrous Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award Joel Kapusta (BBA) for the paper “Sonic injection in bath smelting and converting: myths, facts and dreams,” published in the Proceedings of the Materials Sciences and Technology 2013. Light Metal Best Paper Award M. Celikin, G. Sa, D. Li, L. Calzado, R. Guthrie, M. Isac for their paper “Continuous casting and product characterization of Al-Mg-Sc-Zr alloys strips produced via horizontal single belt casting (HSBC),” published in the Proceedings of the Materials Sciences and Technology 2013. Gordon M. Ritcey Award Reza Tavakoli, UBC Publications (see page 17) Proceedings Hydrometallurgy 2014, Seventh International Symposium, Volume 1-2 Metals & Mineral Processing & the Environment in Memory of Dr. Ram Rao Executive:

The Mining Society of Nova Scotia (MSNS) Activities: Annual General Meeting in Fox Harbour • Fall meeting in Halifax • Winter meeting in Antigonish • Spring meeting in Halifax or Sydney • Monthly conference calls Notable speakers at our AGM included: Robert Schafer, Past President of CIM, who gave a presentation entitled “CIM Strategic Plan Update – Bring More Value to Our Members”; Zack Churchill, Minister of Natural Resources for Nova Scotia, was the keynote speaker at the society luncheon; and Jim McNevin was the guest speaker at the awards dinner. Scholarship Medals: • Monica Schreiner, Dalhousie University • Michael Reid, Acadia University • Mark J. Garagan, St. Mary’s University • Peter West, St. F.X. University • Donald MacFadgen Memorial Scholarship: • a student at Dalhousie University (name not known at the time of printing) • Frank Shea Memorial Award: • Travis White, University of New Brunswick • Mining Society Medal: Bob MacDonald • President’s Citation: Peter Oram • Life Member Certificates: Will Felderhof and Eb Seidler Executive:

President: Regan Isenor • First Vice-President: Ed Carey • Second VicePresident: Chris Barron • Secretary/Treasurer: Florence Sigut • Past President: Willie McNeil

Board of directors – Past President: Greg Richards • Immediate Past President: Vladimiros Papangelakis •President: Priti Wanjara • First Vice-President: Boyd Davis • Second Vice-President: Mary Wells • Third Vice-President: Zhenghe Xu • Treasurer: Yeonuk Choi • Secretary: Connie Barry Section Chairs – Roki Fukuzawa • Dimitrios Filippou • Mihaiela Isac • Daniel Brosig-Conecsys • Elvi Dalgaard • Lukas Bichler • Kristian Waters • Danny Rioux Committees – Edouard Asselin • Monica Nasmyth • Fathi Habashi • Peter Lind

Bringing awareness of the importance of the minerals industry to all of Nova Scotia is a priority for both the president and council of MSNS. We continue to grow, and increasing membership is a key goal for all council members.

We hope that members challenge themselves and each other to bring ecological and economic sustainability to the materials and metallurgy community. MetSoc continues to strive towards this objective by bringing the latest technology and research to our members through our diverse activities, such as conferences, trade shows, publications, short courses, student events and electronic media.

Society for Rock Engineering Activities: General assembly at the CIM Convention in Vancouver • Two rock engineering sessions within the technical sessions portion of the four-day event • Support for technical review of papers for the 13th ISRM Congress in Montreal and collaborated with the Canadian Rock Mechanics Association • Quarterly executive meetings • Cooperated with CIM National to update and maintain society webpage on CIM website Executive:

Chair: Denis Thibodeau • Past Chair: John Hadjigeorgiou • Chair-Elect: Martin Grenon • Secretary: John Henning • Treasurer: Luc Beauchamp • Publications Officer: Doug Milne • Directors: Peter Kaiser, Ferri Hassani, Hani Mitri

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Surface Mining Society (SMS) The Surface Mining Society exists to provide leadership for best practices in an operating community, at a level that best suits the community. In doing so, we seek to collaborate with other groups on initiatives that will bring direct benefit to the industry as a whole. The Surface Mining Society is made up of managers, operators, engineers, and maintenance/reliability and safety personnel. Activities: Co-hosted the Underground Mining Society and SMS Wineand-Cheese Reception at CIM Convention 2014 • Provided SMS content to the MEMO 2014 Conference in Sept-Îles Executive:

Chair: Tom Broddy • Past Chair: Ray Reipas • Treasurer: Bruce Bernard • Directors: Tim Skinner, Zoli Lukacs, Ross Pritchard, David Leslie, Brad Strueby, Bob McCarthy, Loy Chnunpongtong

Our goal for the future is to provide opportunities for best practices sharing and personal development through regional conferences and workshops that are operator-specific and would provide relevant topics to those specific area’s needs.

Underground Mining Society (UMS) The Underground Mining Society supports the continued growth of mining in Canada by advancing and facilitating the exchange of information and data on all subjects related to the industry; and promoting mining to the general public as a positive, growing and dynamic industry with many exciting opportunities. UMS is made up of people involved in underground mine operations including operators, supervisors, technicians, technologists, engineers, geologists, consultants, local and corporate management, and academia.

Activities: MMO 2014 in Sept-Îles • Funding the Teachers’ Tour in Mattawa/North Bay • Participated in National Occupation Standards championed by MiHR Council and attended by Peter Cain through the Underground Coal Mining Safety Research Collaboration Award: • Underground Mining Engineering Award Our hope for the future is to promote UMS to CIM members and to work with other CIM societies to improve the visibility of all the societies to the members. This will be done through support for conferences, seminars, training and scholarships, as well as the development of a book on underground mining operations.

CIM MEMBERS BY SOCIETY Canadian Mineral Processors Society Environmental & Social Responsibility Society Geological Society

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Management & Economics Society


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Mining Society of Nova Scotia


Rock Engineering Society


Surface Mining Society


Underground Mining Society No affiliation given


Chair: Eric Hinton • Vice-Chair: Donna Beneteau • Past Chair: Robert Carey • Secretary: Gary Poxleitner • Treasurer: Patrick McNary • Directors: Donna Beneteau, Robert Carey, Eric Hinton, Garston Blackwell, Peter Cain (Observer Status), Shannon Campbell, Gary Poxleitner, Fran Yungwirth, Ferri Hassani, Peter Golde, Kevin Melong



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ining industry professionals who wish to strengthen their local business network or to improve their technical skills can benefit from joining one of CIM’s national or international branches. For their part, branch

members also raise industry awareness for the public at large and give back to society via a myriad of social and fundraising events. The upshot is that the entire community benefits.

Western District The Western District is made up of 12 local branches spread out across the western provinces and territories – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and Yukon – and is fortunate to have a number of student members. The CIM Whitehorse Branch was launched in September. Special thanks go to Paul Christman for his hard work and drive to get it up and running. Jon Benjamin Photography

The mining industry is currently weathering some pretty strong head winds and the West is not insulated from them. We have seen a number of mines put into care and maintenance, but it is during these down times in the cycle that the true spirit and support of our members, CIM National and the mining industry shine through. The Maintenance Engineering/Mines Operators’ Conference (MEMO) 2015 will be held from Oct. 4 to 7 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The local CIM Edmonton Branch will be hosting the conference in conjunction with the Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability, the Surface and the Underground societies.

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The CIM Calgary Branch provides an excellent forum for people to interact and network with peers, while at the same time offering continuing education and the transfer of knowledge.

Join the youngest, most innovative and energetic branch whose next generation of engineers are ready to network with industry and find their niche. Cutting-edge guest speakers provide insight after we all enjoy a first-rate buffet dinner.

We hope to continue to be a valuable resource for those involved in the mining industry in the Calgary area. Scholarships & Awards: • CIM Calgary Branch Scholarship in Environmental Science: Luke Wonneck • CIM Calgary Branch Scholarship in Geology: Kelsea Pedersen • Calgary Youth Science Fair: Max Gillespie Executive:

Chair/Education Awards: Patrick Landry • Vice-Chair/Treasurer: James Faraday • Past Chair/Website: Theresa Lavender • Secretary: Jim MacDonald • Technical Program: Edward Alberts • Sponsorship: Louise Michaud • Directors: Mohammad Ashraf, Anant Prasad, Wes Funk, Rob Medley

Crowsnest The CIM Crowsnest Branch provides continual learning through lecture series and networking opportunities through our social events and scholarship fundraisers. We would like provide our members with opportunities for professional development and networking to drive improvement across the mining industry in the Elk Valley. We have more than 100 individuals who attend our events and our constituents are managers and engineers. Scholarships: • CIM Trades Scholarship • CIM University Scholarship Executive:

Chair: North Jones • Past Chair: Jeff Colden

We hope to increase industry financial support and attendance, and engage the students to grow the branch’s opportunities in the future. Scholarships, Awards & Outreach: • Patrick Schrader: $1,000 • Jeremy Renema: $2,000 • Zarko Meseldzija: $2,000 • Quenton Bunten-Walberg: $1,000 • CIM 2014 Convention attendees: • Cayce Kerr and Riley Hince (paid flight, accommodation and registration) • Every second-year mining engineering student received an SME handbook (67) • Two Harold Lake Book Awards • U of A mining engineering students visited several Edmonton schools educating grades 3-9 on mining and providing cookie mining demonstrations Executive:

Chair: Tim Joseph • Vice-Chair: Coralee Laubman • Sponsorship: James Black • Treasurer: Laura Joseph • Director: Gord Morris • Membership and registration: Andiea Hermes

North Central BC We seek continued growth in membership and to support education and training for mining. Scholarships & Outreach: • CNC Scholarship & Bursary • Jim Rose Legacy Endowment Fund (CTC Trades Program) • Heavy Metal Rocks • Special Olympics • Friends of Children Society • Aboriginal Mentoring & Training Association (AMTA) Executive:

Chair: Jerome LaMarre • Vice-Chair: John Davidson • Secretary: Anoop Buttar • Treasurer: Trent Bilodeau • Directors: Christy Smith, Robert Piccolo, Wade Gillard, Blythe Golobic, Glen Wonders, Sylvain Godbout, Greg Yelland • Members: Ed Beswick and Tom Broddy


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Oil Sands

Saskatoon GeoSection

Join the CIM Oil Sands Branch to learn more about the industry and establish key contacts. We aim to have six technical talks a year from industry experts to suppliers and hold fun events like the CIM Golf Tournament.

The CIM Saskatoon GeoSection Branch caters to the interests of geologists, with the goal of facilitating professional development, sharing technical knowledge, networking and maintaining fellowship among Saskatoon’s and Saskatchewan’s geoscientists from academia, across various companies and a within a mix of commodities.

2015 will be a year of renewal. With two executive spots to fill, we are looking for people who are enthusiastic about the community and the industry. Our goal is to increase the number of CIM talks and to get a higher attendance than in previous years. We also want to play around with the definition of technical talk and make them more interesting. Executive:

Chair: Isaac Bussin • Past Chair: Cameron Newton • Treasurer: Isaac Bussin • Director: Paul Taylor • Members: Sanil Sivarajan, Mark Wyllie, Natasha Bouliane, Aditya Nookala

We hold monthly luncheon meetings that feature invited speakers, both touring and local. Our annual membership runs from January to December (catering to geologists, there is no activity during the winter and summer field seasons), with a target of about eight to 10 meetings a year. We run a field conference every four to five years to replenish our scholarship funding and continue operating our luncheon programs, as they operate at a loss. Our hope is to run a field conference in the next couple of years. Scholarships: Wolfgang Stoeterau Memorial Scholarship Award (2013) awarded to Laura Smith, University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon The CIM Saskatoon Branch lives the objectives of CIM to share knowledge, foster networking, professional development and fraternity, and recognize achievements in mining. The branch focuses on student involvement to educate and connect the next generation of mining professionals to the current mining industry members.


The future of the CIM Saskatoon Branch is the continued growth of its membership through student involvement.

The CIM South-Central BC Branch keeps industry members connected and contributes to our communities’ growth. Although our region extends south to Kelowna, the mines and mining service businesses around the Kamloops area have benefited from the networking and technical support opportunities that our events offer.

Awards & Scholarships: • We sponsor students to attend mining-related events such as MEMO, the Canadian Mining Games and the annual CIM Convention • We awarded $32,000 in scholarships to local post-secondary students in 2014 Executive:

Chair: Michael Fieber • Vice-Chair: Chuck Edwards • Past Chair: Robert Carey • Administrator: Tara Stratton • Treasurer: John Cairns • Directors: Dean Gay/Brad Hill (Golf Event Directors), Doug Milne/Donna Beneteau (U of S student liaison), Dennis Lammers (Website Director), Sonny Wilson (Facility Director) • Members at Large: Dave Mackintosh, Rory Duncan, Richard May

Chair: Cory Kos, Rachelle Boulanger (Co-Chairs) • Vice-Chair: Shayne Rozdilsky (Program Chair) • Past Chair: Gary Yeo • Secretary: Dorelle Gerich • Treasurer: Chris Hamel • Members: Alison Donmez (Field Conference Chair)

South-Central BC

We hope to revive our popular and well-attended annual general meeting and conference in Kamloops, B.C., for September 2015. The event was combined with the MEMO Conference in 2013 and on hiatus this past fall. As well, we would like to secure our current membership for 2015 and attract new industry members from the community as we see an increasing number of the aging mining workforce retiring. We plan to continue our strong focus on mining education for our members and the public through involvement in BC Mining Week activities and our annual bursary program.

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Vice-Chair: Vanessa Roeland • Past Chair: Shamus Tuohey • Secretary: Richard Weymark • Treasurer: Carl Diederichs • Members: Tom W. Shouldice, Jason McCleery, Cameron Hergott, Rod Allen, Tyler Thompson, Gerry Wong, Amanda Notfall, Wade Hordal, Len Ross, Kerstin Johansson, Ranby Dhaliwal

Scholarships: • CIM South-Central BC Annual Bursary Recipients ($750 each): • J. Davis Austerberry • Eric Heichert • Matthew Hildebrandt • Lindsay Hordal • Breanna Lahucik • Breanna Morrow • Justyne Morrow • Michael Prince-Wright • Robbie Shouldice

• Chris Johnson, University of British Columbia, Mining Engineering • Ted Shen, University of British Columbia, Mining Engineering • Chris Paul, Simon Fraser University, Earth Sciences • Cooper Campbell, Simon Fraser University, Earth Sciences • CIM Vancouver Graduate Awards: • Natalie Cook – University of British Columbia, Geology • Shane Rich – University of British Columbia, Geology • Yueh (Yves) Lai – University of British Columbia, Metal and Materials Engineering • Donation to Minerals Education BC – We make an annual donation to the Minerals Education BC program, which reaches out to grade school students to educate them about the mining industry Executive:

Chair: Grant Carlson • Vice-Chair: Bryndon Kydd • Past Chair: Ken Roberts • Past Past Chair: Tom Broddy • Treasurer: Mackenzie Thibeault • Sponsorship Chair: Lee Lukiw • Technical Chair: Nick Redman • CIM Awards Chair: Dan Tresa

Vancouver CIM Vancouver is the best opportunity to regularly network with the local mining industry from worldclass mine operating companies to up-and-coming mine developers, from global mining equipment suppliers to niche mining technology developers. CIM Vancouver will continue to grow as a forum for technical presentations and networking with mining professionals. The branch will also continue to support the development of the local CIM student chapters, to engage with students and bring them into the CIM community.

Whitehorse Executive:

Chair: Paul Christman, TMAC Resources Ltd. • Vice-Chair: Floyd Varley, Yukon Zinc Corp.

Yellowknife Report not received at time of publication.

Awards, Scholarships & Outreach: • Turnbull Cup • Undergraduate book prizes: • Jordan Norsworthy, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Mining Technology • Conan Moore, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Mining Technology • Melissa Friend, University of British Columbia, Earth and Ocean Science • Victoria Camp, University of British Columbia, Geological Engineering • Lukas Fleming, University of British Columbia, Metal and Materials Engineering • Sifan Wu, University of British Columbia, Metals and Materials Engineering • Vanessa Calayan, University of British Columbia, Mining Engineering


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Central District The Central District has a network of 13 branches across Ontario and Manitoba. District VicePresidents Rick Hutson, Adam Tonnos and John MacDonell, and Ambassadors Chris Twigge-Molecey, Peter Salmon and Charlie Graham were active and dedicated in building a strategy to increase collaboration and improve the connectivity among the district’s branches and CIM National. Central District branches have greatly benefitted from the CIM Distinguished Lecturers’ presentations, which totalled 17 over the course of the year.


The efforts made by the ambassadors at local branch events contributed greatly in the development of stronger ties that are anticipated to result in reviving several branches by 2017. Sadly, on Sept. 15, 2014, the Central District faced a great loss with the unexpected death of Rick Hutson, whose valuable involvement with CIM dates back many years and extended into many areas of the Institute’s activities, at the branch and national levels. Thanks to Rick’s legacy of strong determination, commitment and boundless energy, and along with Adam Tonnos’ support, Central District developed strong lines of communications between branches in 2014 via regular district discussions where executives exchanged ideas about common issues and opportunities. Awards: Mel Bartley Award for best new branch in the country



The branch held a Seafood Night with guest speaker George Flummerfelt, President of J.S. Redpath, in September. Executive:

Chair: Gerry Son Kee • Vice-Chair: Mohammed Ali • Past Chair: David Chinloy • Secretary: Eunice Son Kee • Treasurer: Eunice Son Kee (2014)/ David Chinloy (2015) • Directors: Stefan Hlouschko, Peter C. Salmon, Betty Lin, Mary Murray, and Mary Mackenzie.

Chair: Todd Steis • Vice-Chair: Richard Spence • Treasurer: Don Hillier


GTA West GTA West is the fastest growing new CIM branch west of Toronto. We offer excellent networking opportunities, facilitate technical knowledge exchange and promote student and community outreach.

The CIM Hamilton Branch continues to promote mining, metallurgy and petroleum to youth despite our local industry being in a state of flux, affecting participation in and support of branch activities. Awards: CIM (Hamilton Branch) Awards (includes a $100 prize each) to Jessica Bohm, St. Augustine School (first) and Dante Tatone, Oakville Christian School (second) for outstanding projects relating to mining, metallurgy and petroleum.

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Red Lake


Chair: Shannon Clark • Vice-Chair: Jane Wood • Treasurer: Barry Branston • Directors: John Lennartz, Jeff Mayberry, Jane Wood, Erhan Ulvan, John Thomas, Mick Bancroft

Scholarships: O.E. Walli Foundation – CIM Porcupine Branch Scholarships: John Wallace (Englehart), Richard Martin (Timmins) and Jessica Butler Executive:

Northern Gateway The CIM Northern Gateway Branch provides its members with many opportunities to network. Participate in our events and social activities, and, most importantly, support us to grow and strengthen our initiatives to educate others about the mining industry. Going forward we hope to focus on the activities we do best for our members, work on expanding a younger audience and membership, and continue to donate and sponsor various events, targeting a healthy future in the mining industry. Executive:

Chair: Tom Palangio • Vice-Chair: Thomas Rannelli • Past Chairs: Roy Slack, George Flumerfelt • Secretary: Erin Richmond • Treasurer: Robert Gibson

Ottawa Join the CIM Ottawa Branch executive team in its efforts to revitalize the branch and recruit new/young mining professionals to the fold.

Chair: Shannon Campbell • Vice-Chair: Kyle Buckoll • Second Vice-Chair: Andrew Smith • Secretary: Laura Krupka • Treasurer: Joshua Toner • Directors: Wayne Mohns, Adam Dreihaar, Randal Wood

Red Lake The CIM Red Lake Branch offers technical talks and information sessions on mining, geology, metallurgy and exploration for continuing professional development, as well as social and networking events that facilitate communication with the rest of the local mining industry. Scholarships: • John Kovala Memorial Scholarship: awarded to Abigail McFee, attending earth resources technician program at Fleming College • CIM Red Lake Scholarship: awarded this year to Leonardo Lorio, attending mining engineering program at the University of British Columbia Executive:

Chair: Melissa Burke • Vice-Chair: Janice Wallgren • Secretary: Jeanette Marcotte • Treasurer: Monique Pharand • Directors: James Sproul, Andreas Lichtblau, Stephanie Johnson, Alicia White, Carmen Storey, Mark Epp


Chair: John Udd • Past Chair: Jean-Francois Fiset • Facility Coordinator: Aartee Khandelwal

Porcupine The CIM Porcupine Branch holds annual events and social activities. We are 200 members strong, consisting of mine operators, mine contractors, diamond drill companies, geologists, prospectors, mine technical personnel, mine suppliers, mine inspectors and local college administrators. In 2015 we will maintain our existing annual events and begin to use that solid base to foster initiatives to bring our branch and our industry’s message to high school students. We will engage the local mining community to assist in facilitating a teacher’s tour similar to the successful North Bay Teacher’s Tour and to also facilitate in-class presentations by local mining professionals.


Sudbury A primary goal of the CIM Sudbury Branch is to mentor, coach and encourage students to actively pursue the many opportunities mining has to offer. More than 255 members work hard to build community awareness about the industry and to financially support local mining-related initiatives through monthly and special events, offering great educational and networking opportunities. Holding general membership meetings, hosting and featuring CIM Distinguished Lecturers and social events, and providing financial support for community initiatives and educational events like Mining Week and the Canadian Mining Games are just some of the exciting activities we do each year.

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Thunder Bay


Community Donations & Outreach: • Modern Mining and Technology Week $1,500 • Sudbury Regional Science Fair $3,200 • Laurentian University Mining Games $1,000 • Mining Day $1,000 • Cambrian College Head Frame Competition $100 • Mining Teacher’s Tour $2,000 • GoEngGirl $1,000 • WISE $1,000 • Laurentian University – Petrology Microscopes $25,000 • Sudbury Scout’s STEM program $2,410 • College Boreal $5,000 • Outreach general membership meeting with support from the Northern Life community newspaper gave our organization broad exposure to area households.

• Annual contribution to Bernie Schnieders Memorial Award, Lakehead University (2014 recipient, Wes Lueck; $1,000 contribution in 2014) • Co-sponsor of Mining Day in Thunder Bay, May 31, 2014 (public open house with exploration- and mining-related activities, displays and presentations; around 1,000 people in attendance over the course of the day) Executive:

Chair: Mark Smyk • Vice-Chair: Peter Hollings • Past Chair: Andrew Mitchell • Secretary/Treasurer: Dorothy Campbell • Directors: Bill McCrindle, Andrew Mitchell, Michele Tuomi, Bob Chataway • Volunteers: Peter Hinz (Funspiel co-ordinator)



Sudbury Geosection

The CIM Toronto Branch was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our 2010–13 Chair, Rick Hutson, in September. After working around the world, Rick returned to Canada and immersed himself in CIM activities with the Toronto Branch as Education Committee Lead, Vice-Chair, Chair, Past Chair and then went on to serve as Vice-President Central District. Rick served on the Education Committee up until his passing. He was very passionate about his involvement in volunteer activities and always put a tremendous effort into whatever he did. We will truly miss his leadership, involvement in the mining community and his friendship.

Chair: George Darling • Vice-Chair: Trang Tran-Valade • Immediate Past Chair: Christine Bertoli • Secretary: Darryl Witow • Treasurer: Neil Milner • Directors: Sue Tessier, Peter Xavier, Peter Villgren, Grace So, Jeff Lafortune, Oliver Koski, Christine Bertoli, Roxanne Kneer, Nick Smits, Bikash Agarwal, Marlene Moore


Chair: Phil Thurston • Vice-Chair: Tobias Roth • Secretary: Lindsay Hall • Treasurer: Ruth Debicki

Thunder Bay Anyone with an interest in the minerals or geology industry is invited to take part in the CIM Thunder Bay Branch events, most of which are offered free of charge. These events provide great networking and continuing professional development opportunities. We hope to continue to promote and offer quality networking and educational opportunities for our members, as well as the general public in Thunder Bay. We will continue to work collaboratively with other local groups (e.g. Lakehead University Society of Economic Geologists Student Chapter; Women in Mining; Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association) in the provision of other continuing professional development events such as short courses, workshops and field trips. Awards, Scholarships, Outreach: • CIM Mel Bartley Award (CIM GTA West Branch, Oakville, Ontario) • Lakehead University Student Paper Awards (Brent Trevisan, Daniel LaFontaine, Ian Dasti), sponsored by Goldcorp Inc. Musselwhite mine


Chair: Alicia Ferdinand • First Vice-Chair: Marty Dregischan • Second Vice-Chair: Mike Wilson • Treasurer: Nick Miseros • Secretary: Nancy Macnab (non-voting) • Past Chair: Tom Rannelli (In Memoriam)

Executive Committee Members:

Peter Broad, BBA • Curtis Clarke, Coffey Mining • Jim Chan, Consultant • Irene Gosende Seeney, C.J. Stafford & Associates • James Gardner, Consultant • Terry Bottrill, University of Toronto • Manuel Cortes, Primero Mining • Piotr Frasunkiewicz, Toromont Cat • Rick Hutson, C.J. Stafford & Associates (In Memoriam) • Stephen Mlot, Consultant • John MacDonell, Bechtel • Vitaliy Babiy, Collins Barrow • Thomas Baginski, Stantec • Mary McKenzie, Mine Staffing • Nadine Miller, SNC • Mary Murray, Mine Staffing

Winnipeg Executive:

Chair: Ed Hueberg, Mining Association of Manitoba Inc. • Treasurer: Hannah Giesbrecht

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Eastern District Eastern District branches were quite active in 2014, especially on the networking and knowledge transfer fronts, organizing local conferences and inviting guest speakers and CIM Distinguished Lecturers to talk to their members and to the public at large. Notable technical events included the Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Mining Conference in St-John’s, the 2014 MEMO Conference held in Sept-Îles, the Québec Mines Conference in Quebec City, and the 24th Canadian Mining Games, also held in Quebec (Université Laval).


The branches also actively support local geology, mining and mineral processing students at the college and university levels, either by inviting the students to attend the technical conferences, organizing activities for them and sponsoring student activities such as the Canadian Mining Games. Certain branches also organize activities for high school students including the annual geo-caching event in the Val d’Or area organized by the Harricana Branch. The District held regular conference calls with the branches and CIM executives to discuss issues they and the industry face. It also held a face-to-face meeting in Quebec City in November to discuss various issues and for branch executives to meet and exchange ideas.

Amos At the heart of the CIM Amos Branch is the drive to meet the needs of its clients and beyond. We aim to inform and direct our members, raise industry awareness for the general public and ensure the entire community benefits. The Amos Branch seeks to become a regional leader in the promotion of the mining industry. This will be done through the creation of a network that will inform and direct its members so as to meet their networking and business opportunities needs. The branch will become a tool for retention for local businesses active in the global mining industry and raise awareness for the general public. All this will be in line with CIM’s strategic vision.


Scholarships: • Four scholarships of excellence with a total value of $2,750: • High school: $500 and $250 • CEGEP: $1,000 • Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT): $1,000 Executive:

Chair: Robert Cloutier • Vice-Chair: Ghislain Macameau • Second Vice-Chair: Sonia Turgeon • Secretary: Alain Tremblay • Treasurer: Michaël Lavoie • Administrators: Francis Provencher, Martin Veilleux, Ricky Boulanger, Mario Rouillier, Sébastien D’Astous, Brian Belisle, David Fortin, Samuel Lacroix, Émilie Bélanger

Chapais-Chibougamau Executive:

Chair: Patrick Houle • Vice-Chair: Régis Simard • Secretary/Treasurer: Laury Schmitt • Directors: Joanie Béland, Julie Laberge, Jonathan Lapointe, Stéphane McKenzie, Gabrielle Rochefort, Steve Simard.

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New Brunswick

Harricana We are a dynamic branch that supports exchanges and a network comprising the different mining actors. We hope to continue our mission to make our industry known and continue supporting education. We also hope to continue being a CIM branch that drives the economy and plays a leading role in CIM. Scholarships & Outreach: • Sensitization program: We are the major organizing partner for the annual mining week of Quebec. Included in the program are a number of activities that touch on all spheres (public, education, industry). We are proud of our initiative to organize the geocaching activity that is aimed at grade 10 high school students, as well as visits to the local museums (Cité de l’Or and Musée minéralogique) for grade 6 students, under the l’Or-et-des-Bois school board. Executive:

Chair: Marcel Jolicoeur • Vice-Chair: Johanne Voyer • Secretary/Treasurer: Nathalie Beaudoin • Director(s): André Bernard, Sabrina Charrette, Luc Deslauriers, Gérald Lefrançois, Carol Lemieux, Josée Plouffe and Josée Provencher

Montreal With two mining schools, a number of mining company head offices, and some of the most reputed mining consulting firms, the city of Montreal is considered one of the most vibrant mining hubs in Canada. We hope to focus on social acceptability and sustainability of mining projects, as well as to enhance the position of Montreal as a leader in mining science and technology. Scholarships & Outreach: • Loréane Goma-Gakissa, McGill University (mining) • Marili Vincent Couture, UQAM (geology) • The Women’s Association of the Montreal branch offers scholarships to students at École Polytechnique de Montréal and McGill University • Canadian Mining Games sponsorship

Committees: • Finance: Frank Kruzich, Mackenzie Watson, Ian Turner • Student liaison: Ferri Hassani, Richard Simon, René Dufour • Public relations: Daniel Gagnon, Dany Bélanger, Martin Poirier

New Brunswick CIM’s New Brunswick Branch members are representatives from resource exploration, prospecting, mining, government, academia and consulting. We focus on facilitating the exchange experience of our long-term members to the next generation while communicating new technologies and processes that will impact our industry. The New Brunswick Branch hopes to grow its membership across the different disciplines involved in resource development. We recognize that the resource sector has been put under increasing pressure from advocates against the development of minerals and petroleum in the province of New Brunswick. Our branch plans to promote our industry and increase the general knowledge of the resource development processes in New Brunswick. Scholarships & Outreach: • Rory Kempster Earth Sciences Memorial Scholarship ($2,000 value): Colin Padget, University of New Brunswick • New Brunswick Exploration in Mining and Petroleum Conference in November, with more than 500 delegates from across the industry in attendance • Sales of Gesner’s Dream, a book describing the history of prospecting within the province Executive:

Chair: Kristin Banks • Past Chair: Barb Rose • Secretary: Kay Thorne • Treasurer: Michele Coleman • Members: Ron Phillips, Vanessa Williams, Craig Parks, Sam McEwan, Paul Rennick, Adrian Parks, Andrew Gillett

Newfoundland Executive:

Vice-Chair: Praveen Kumar Jha • Past Chair: Allan Cramm • Treasurer: Gary Snow • Secretary: Len Mandville.


Chair: Hani Mitri • Vice-Chair: Dany Bélanger • Outgoing Chair: Martin Poirier • Secretary: Lise Chartrand • Treasurer: Ian Turner

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Québec Executive:

Chair: Sylvain Lépine • Vice-Chair: Sylvain Bergeron • Outgoing Chair: Claude Gagnier • Secretary: Nicole Rioux • Treasurer: Serge Côtes • Members: Olivier Paquet, Steve Bergeron, Yves Boivert, Cecile Charles, Guylaine Houle, Mario Bouchard, Denis Bois, Gérard Houle

Chair: Jean-Yves Labbé • Vice-Chair: Alain Hébert • Secretary: Jean-François Wilhelmy • Treasurer: Pierre Verpaelst

Saguenay Québec Nord-Est Our branch has been around for 50 years. We hope to continue our presence in the region for many years to come. And with this presence, we want to continue our mission to promote the mining industry.

Saguenay is a beautiful region with mineral exploitation potential. Join our branch to make it even better. The branch hopes to join the processing industries and make CIM known to the public.

Scholarships & Outreach: • In collaboration with MEMO, our scholarship program was put on hold in 2014 but will return in 2015 • A 5 à 7 networking event in which the Métallos union (United Steelworkers union) made an assessment of the regional and global situation of the iron market and how workers in the Sept-Îles region are impacted

Awards & Outreach: • $750 for a geological trip to Spain for a group of students, organized by the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi’s Coalition of Graduate Students in Earth Sciences (RÉDIST) • $750 for a geological trip to Thailand, organized by the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi’s Society of Economic Geologists • A number of conferences in elementary and high schools, as well as CÉGEPs and universities



Vice-Chair: Annie Lévesque • Outgoing Chair: Patrice Tremblay • Secretary: Martin Lévesque • Treasurer: Martin Lévesque • Director: Luc Gagnon • Members: André Legendre, Carl Allard, Carol Lavoie, Hector Blake, Mireille Joncas, Paul Bilodeau, Sylvain Larivière

Rouyn-Noranda Being a member of the Rouyn-Noranda Branch enables you to be part of a network of contacts, to participate in activities and to share knowledge and continue training. We hope to organize a symposium on geology and projects that are important to the region. Scholarships: • $500 scholarship to a student from CÉGEP Abitibi-Témiscamingue • $1,500 scholarship to André-Michel Maheux, mining engineering student, Université Laval • $1,500 scholarship to Maxime Gilbert, mining engineering student at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi • $1,500 scholarship to Vincent Boulanger-Martel, master’s in mineral engineering • $1,500 scholarship to Aurélie Chopard, doctorate in environmental sciences • $1,500 scholarship to Sylvie Awoh, post-doctorate in mining engineering


Chair: Steve Thivierge • Vice-Chair: Benoît Lafrance • Past Chair: Steve Thivierge • Secretary: Marie-Line Tremblay • Treasurer: Daniel Verreault • Members: Claude Damours, Françoise Lange, Bernard Lapointe, Daniel Boulianne, Mikael Block, Alexandre Néron, Édouard Côté-Lavoie, Christophe Potvin-Doucet, Raphaël Cournoyer, Virginie N. Thibeault, Jonathan Tremblay, Frédéric Bergeron

Thetford Mines Scholarships: • $1,500 university scholarship awarded to Marie-Christine Gosselin, a geology student at Université Laval • $1,000 college scholarships awarded to each of the following Thetford CÉGEP students: Catherine Houle, Camille Pelletier and Olivier Plante Executive:

Chair: Normand Boutet • Secretary: Jovette Marois • Director: Jean Tardif • Members: Daniel Pelchat (Director)

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International District 2014 was a busy year with a second new branch officially opening in Burkina Faso (the first one opened in Dakar in 2012). Other branches are expected to be launched in the region in the near future.

Dakar (Senegal)

Burkina Faso Being a member of the CIM Burkina Branch enables you to contribute to the effort of finding innovative solutions to questions related to mining in Burkina Faso. The Burkina Faso Branch carried out two fundamental activities in 2014: the launching of the branch and the organization of a gold symposium. We hope to have a strong and dynamic branch that helps enhance the technical debates on mining in Burkina Faso and reinforces the capacity of mining industry players. Executive:

Burkina Faso

Chair:Tidiane Barry • Vice-Chair, Legal Affairs: Me Bobson Coulibaly • Vice-Chair, CSR promotion: Elodie Hanff • Vice-Chair, Professional Education: Aboubacar Sidikou • Vice-Chair, International Cooperation: Adama Soro • Secretary-General: Ina Segueda • Treasurer: Alin-Noumonsan Kambou • Director, Gender Promotion: Aida Marie-Rose Tamboura • Director, Science and Technology: François Morou Ouédraogo • Director, Projects Implementation: Jean-Luc Roy • Director, Promotion of Excellence: Adama Barry

The CIM Dakar Branch offers you privileged access to a network of peers in Canada, Latin America, and Africa, opportunities for vocational training, and support in your search to find innovative solutions and quality services in the mining industry, both in Senegal and in the surrounding region. Executive:

Chair: Oumar Toguyeni • Vice-Chair: Macoumba Diop • Vice-Chair: Abdoul Aziz Sy • General Secretary: Khaled Abou El Houda • Treasurer: Philippe Barry • Directors: Aminata Ly Faye, Moussa Sylla, Adama Guiro Sene (CESAG), El Hadji Mansour Sambe

Lima (Peru) Executive:

Chair: Siegfried Arce • Immediate Past Chair: Bertrand De Windt, Step Up Consulting • Secretary: Carlos Tambini • Treasurer: Joe Pezo • Member: Edmundo Rodriguez

Los Andes (Chile) Executive:

Vice-Chair: Simon Tarbutt • Past Chair: John J. Selters • Administrator: Paula Quijada

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he minerals, metals and materials we extract and process are critical build-

ing blocks for the very foundation of modern society. By separating fact from fiction and by tapping into and conveying scientifically based knowledge to help educate the public about the essential role our industry plays, CIM helps meet the evolving needs of our communities for a sustainable future and inspires tomorrow’s

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generations to join our efforts.

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Expand Awareness of the Essential Contribution Mining Makes to Society M4S – Mining 4 Society, the Educational Show on Mining Minerals, Metals & Materials CIM’s highly acclaimed M4S (Mining 4 Society) show educates more than 6,000 students, teachers and members of the general public every year. Its objective is to demonstrate the enormous contribution made by minerals, metals and materials and the positive impact the sector has on the comforts of daily life. Held in conjunction with the annual CIM Convention, M4S is offered free of charge to help increase public knowledge of the entire mining cycle – from exploration and extraction to processing and reclamation. The various handson activities at each thematic pavilion make for an enjoyable, interactive and unforgettable experience. With more than 140,000 jobs to fill in our sector by the year 2020, M4S also showcases the diverse careers available directly and indirectly in the mining industry.


Industry & Communities Want More M4S Initiatives The demand for similar educative and interactive events – especially in remote communities – far exceeds the means and resources CIM and its select contributors can extend. As the industry reaffirmed the importance of M4S through the strategic plan outreach in 2014, CIM continues to finance the bulk of all costs involved to produce M4S shows, including school transportation. Dedicated and significant funding has yet

to be confirmed, which limits our potential to fully realize the M4S mission. In cooperation with leading industry partners, government, mining companies and suppliers, as well as with the support of the CIM Foundation, CIM is investigating ways in which we can expand on the M4S model and create online resources to complement the current show format, thereby bringing the exciting and critical message of mining’s important role to a wider audience.



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M4S Québec Mines Découverte SCHOOLS (THREE DAYS) students and teachers

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CIM Foundation In 2014 the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF) became the CIM Foundation (CIMF). The name change was made for the sake of clarity, enabling the Foundation to better align itself with CIM, its parent organization, whose members created the Foundation in 1972. CIMF remains a legally separate entity and distinct from CIM but continues to be assisted by the Institute and funded by its members.

branches, and collaborated with the Canadian Mineral Processors Society, developing closer working relationships with these CIM communities.

Thank you to our sponsors Mineral cards:



CIMF continues to support both the CIM Distinguished Lecturer’s Series and the M4S educational show. The Foundation’s signature mineral cards project grew in 2014 with the support of new corporate sponsors. CIMF continued to develop educational projects to help showcase the mineral cards including: a playing card deck, a mineral bingo game, as well as board games that asked students to match minerals to mine sites and to the appropriate vehicle parts. Two additional boards are being created to highlight the minerals used in cellphones, as well as the minerals needed by the human body. The core collection has more than 400 cards in both official languages (English and French). The Foundation is also developing cards in seven other languages, including three abori­ ginal languages (Inuktitut, Innu, Naskapi) and four international languages (Chinese, South American Spanish, Arabic, German). CIMF participated in the following events: Franco-Mine (Toronto), M4S (Kuujjuaq, Vancouver, Sept- Îles), Earth Day (Montreal), Québec mines pour tous! (Quebec City). The Foundation is also forging closer relationships with CIM branches by providing them with scholarship information and educational material – including regionally appropriate mineral cards. The CIMF manager visited CIM’s Sudbury, North Bay, Quebec, and Sept-Îles






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CIM FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES • 5,500 decks of cards

distributed to students and members of the general public

• 20,000 mineral cards

distributed to students and members of the general public at events

• 1,200 mineral cards posters for classroom use were distributed to teachers

• 1,200 aboriginal students had access to information about minerals in their own language

• 6,200 students

received information about minerals and their importance during M4S events

• 170 participants

of CIM Scotch Tastings held in Sept-Îles and Quebec City

• 450 participants in CIM Foundation auctions

• 10,000 CIM members

received the CIM Foundation newsletter and annual report with their copy of CIM Magazine

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Leading in Mining Program’s Cohort 4 participants

Leading in Mining Program’s 2014 graduates

Leading in Mining Since its launch in 2012, the growth of CIM’s 12-month leadership development program, Leading in Mining (LIM), has accelerated with the addition of three cohorts in 2014. The more than 40 people who are participating in or who have graduated from the LIM program can attest to its transformative impact. They come from a wide variety of organizations, including BHP Billiton, CIM, Detour Gold Corporation, Taseko: Gibraltar Mine, Glencore, Hillsborough Resources, Kinross, Mining Industry Human Resources Council, The Mosaic Company, Outotec, Teck, Vale, Westmoreland, and Polycorp, The Brissenden Group, RJC Consulting Engineers, J. Fingler Geological, and SRK Consulting. Created by Rosie Steeves, a leadership development expert, author and CIM Distinguished Lecturer, the LIM program is valuable for employees at all levels of organizations, regardless of any program they followed in the past. With Leading in Mining, CIM aims to transform cultures by developing a core group of leaders who are better equipped to deal with today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and to mentor our industry’s future leadership.


Cohort 2 CIM Leading in Mining graduates are: • Barbara Kirby, Ottawa, ON – Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) • Christy McDonough, Saskatoon, SK – BHP Billiton • Jean Vavrek, Montreal, QC – CIM • Scott Martin, Vancouver, B.C. – Outotec • Marie-Hélène Thomas, Cochrane, ON – Detour Gold • Natalie Warman, Toronto, ON – Kinross Gold Corp. • Thomas Davidson, Fernie, B.C. – Teck

Scholarships CIM CIM and its constituents are dedicated to supporting academic achievement by offering numerous scholarships, bursaries and financial awards to deserving undergraduate, graduate and technical college students. In 2014 CIM offered more than

80 scholarships worth


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CIM Foundation Last year over $75,000 in scholarships was awarded to 27 deserving students in more than 13 universities, colleges and CEGEPs across Canada. • Caterpillar and its Canadian Dealers Scholarship ($2,000 x 1) • Scotiabank Scholarship ($2,000 x 1) • McIntosh Scholarships: – Technical Scholarships – first installment ($2,000 x 4) – Degree Scholarships, second year entry – first installment ($3,000 x 5) – Degree Scholarship, third year entry – first installment ($4,000 x 1) – Technical Scholarship – second installment ($3,000 x 1) – Degree Scholarship – second installment ($4,000 x 1) – Degree Scholarships – third and last installment ($5,000 x 5) • Taking Flight Scholarships ($1,000 x 6) • Arthur and Irène Foley Scholarships ($3,000 x 2) In addition, the CIM Foundation administers funds for branches and societies which, in turn, provide their own scholarships, bursaries and awards to their constituents. For the names of the recipients, visit

Diversity Advisory Committee CIM’s Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) was officially appointed by CIM Council in September 2013 to explore what we, as a highly respected institute, could do to support diversity in our industry. It is the only Canadian national asso­ ciation in the resource sector to have such a committee. Four meetings were held in 2014 during which fruitful discussions took place regarding issues currently on the radar of the

various committee members, such as the potential impact of the Ontario Securities Commission’s decision requiring TSX companies to report female representation on boards. Some of the key accomplishments from the year included meetings with the CIM Communications, Publications and Media team to determine how diversity can figure more prominently in the editorial lineup going forward, which resulted in articles by the chair running in CIM Magazine. The committee was also involved on a variety of fronts at the 2014 CIM Convention, supporting the Diversity technical session track, and presenting the BC Mining Labour Task Force “HR Diversity Award” at the annual CIM Awards Gala. The committee was also influential in the decision to have both male and female award hosts during the gala. It also encouraged the CIM Council to consider diversity when choosing new members at the branch and society levels. The committee is in the process of further defining its mandate and developing its terms of reference for moving forward.




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Serve new and evolving customer needs

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Canadian findings from the 18th Annual Global Survey (PwC 2015)

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ining is a powerful engine for fiscal and social change within

and beyond our borders. CIM

recognizes that with this influence comes responsibility. By sharing our technical expertise and leveraging our global network to establish new connections and partnerships, CIM plays a leadership role in promoting best practices, encouraging social and environmental responsibility and serving as a channel for

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social and economic growth.

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Share Expertise & Build Capacity Globally Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) The enhanced CSR strategy announced in November by the federal government confirmed the Centre for Excellence in CSR, hosted by CIM since its inception in 2009, as an important venue for regular dialogue among key actors in the extractive sector. In line with its mission to promote collaborative relationships among communities, civil society, extractive industry and governments, the Centre continued in 2014 its Extractive Sector Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Series with two sessions: the first was held jointly with the CIM Environmental and Social Responsibility Society, on the sidelines of PDAC; the second was held during the CIM Convention. The first session studied cases around conflict and explored various issues such as stakeholder engagement and expectations, FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent), corruption and land claims. The second session focused specifically on the theme of social licence, with variations on its transferability, assessment, existence when a community is divided, and on trust between stakeholders. The dialogue sessions are half-day gatherings where various industry repre足 sentatives hold discussions in a collaborative spirit on key challenges facing the extractive sector. Attendance has already doubled since the 2013 launch of the series. The Centre is currently working to provide multi-stakeholder guidelines on the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It held a first workshop on site-level grievance mechanisms in order to produce a guidance document for the Canadian government. A second


workshop targeted remedy processes, where the Centre hosted Barrick Gold Corporation to draw from its experience in setting up such a process. The Centre will be producing three more UN GP-related guidance documents to be issued by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and eventually published on the Centre’s website. It also contributed to the review of the federal government’s CSR strategy.

the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). The business of minerals development is increasingly becoming global and the need to cooperate has never been greater.

CIM on the International Front International Advisory Committee The International Advisory Committee reported a very busy year on the global front in 2014, and 2015 is shaping up to be just as exciting. CIM continues to have a strong presence in many parts of the world, and it was a main supporter of several key events in China over the course of the year. CIM is being called upon more frequently to attend trade missions and to interact with foreign dignitaries. One such example was the visit of Germany’s Federal President, Joachim Gauck, in September. A session was held with German business professionals who interact with the mining and energy sectors; Chris TwiggeMolecey and Nathan Stubina represented CIM. Discussions focused on how Germany can invest in mining projects and how it can sell more products to the minerals industry. At the conclusion of the Conference of Metallurgists (COM) that was held in Vancouver in October, members of the Global Minerals Professionals Alliance (GMPA) met to discuss topics of mutual interest such as the OneMine database, diversity, leadership and co-programming of events. Current GMPA members include CIM,


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This year’s delegation from West Africa to the CIM Convention increased to 75 individuals, up from 25 in 2011. At the launch of the CIM Burkina Branch, Canadian Minister of International Trade Edward Fast commented: “CIM is the Government of Canada’s partner of choice for mining outside of Canada.”

Eyes on China This was the fifth year that CIM organized, participated or sponsored conferences in China. In 2014 we arranged two complete sessions at the China Gold Association (CGA) China Gold Congress in Beijing on “Issues in foreign mine investment” and “Cost reduction strategies.” CIM’s presence at the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Conference in April, to which the China National Coal Group Corporation (ChinaCoal) took part, and the Iron and Steel Raw Materials Conference in Dalian in September also underlined how activities in Mainland China are significant from a global perspective. We closed the year with the co-sponsorship of the China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) annual

It addresses a wide range of issues related to responsible exploration and mining such as vocational training, supply chain and best practices in both the public and private sectors. Overall, 114 participants left this inaugural event with an appetite for more editions.

Government Funding

Margaret Cornish, Joe Hinzer and Chris TwiggeMolecey were responsible for leading CIM’s efforts in China despite not having a CIM Branch in that state; under-regulation makes it extre­ mely difficult to establish one in that location. CIM will be re-targeting the China Gold Association (CGA) and the China Non-Ferrous Industry Association (CNIA) in 2015.

CIM acknowledges support from the federal government’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development with a grant through the Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) program. It provides funding to national associations so that they can engage in international business development activities on behalf of their members for the benefit of their industry. CIM received a grant for a second consecutive year in 2014. The funding was used to organize various activities including Franco-Mine at PDAC; incoming missions from West Africa to the 2014 CIM Convention in Vancouver, B.C., and to Québec Mines; the first Franco-Mine symposium in Dakar, Senegal; and the first CIM symposium in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Senegal Welcomed CIM & Franco-Mine

Future International Branch Activity

CIM and its Dakar branch held the first international instalment of Franco-Mine in Senegal in November. The event took place during the third Senegal International Mining Conference & Exhibition (SIM Senegal 2014). The symposium opened with a plenary session on mining site rehabilitation, followed by a plenary session on local procurement and a presentation on models developed in Canada and abroad.

The CIM Peru Branch is planning many exciting events for 2015. These include a CSR workshop on “Cultivando la aceptación y la participación de las Comunidades Vecinas a las operaciones Mineras” (Growing acceptance and participation of communities surrounding mining operations) in March 2015 and a special event is planned during Perumin 2015 in Arequipa in September: “Liderazgo en Minería” para el Perú y América Latina (Leadership in mining for Peru and Latin America).

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Nickel-Cobalt Conference in Shenzhen in November, whose theme tackled the issues on investing outside of China in the mining and metals industry.

Franco-Mine provides a dialogue-based, knowledge-sharing platform between small and medium enterprises, investors, governments, partners and other stakeholders of the mining industry in French-speaking countries.

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Standards Committees

Standing Committee on Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Definitions Since its creation in 2000, the CIM Standing Committee on Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Definitions has maintained the CIM definitions referenced by National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and represents CIM on the Committee for Mineral Reserve International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO). In 2014 the CIM standing committee focused its efforts on completing a three-year update of definitions and guidance that form the CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. NI 43-101 references these standards for reserve and resource definitions, definition guidance and classification schemes. The new standard addressed changes in NI 43101 as well as in industry, Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), CRIRSCO and United Nations requests for clarification and guidance. The draft standard was completed in 2013 and initiated a 90-day industry, CIM member and CSA consultation process in mid-2013. The results from the industry consultation were distilled into 27 major comments and suggestions that were addressed in the final definitions.


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The CIM Council approved the updated CIM Definition Standards on May 10, 2014. The committee also responded to questions from CSA. Paul Bankes represents CRIRSCO and CIM on the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) and IAEA Consultancy Committee, which completed a uranium and thorium bridging document that provided mapping between the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources (UNFC), CRIRSCO and Nuclear Energy Agency/Inter­ national Atomic Energy Agency (NEA/IAEA) systems. The bridging document was approved in May 2014 and the guidebook will be completed in early 2015.

Special Committee on the Valuation of Mineral Properties (CIMVAL) CIMVAL was in the process of being updated and revised, a decade after its release in 2003. Issues for review included levels of valuation reports, use of Inferred Resources, the guidelines, relationship with NI 43-101, Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) and methodologies. The committee expects to have a draft document ready for comments in 2015. CIMVAL is a founding member of the International Mining Valuation Committee (IMVAL). IMVAL’s aim is to work towards convergence of international mining valuation standards or codes for key mining jurisdictions. The committee is comprised of CIMVAL (Canada), the South African Code for the Reporting of Mineral Asset Valuation (SAMVAL), the SME Valuation Committee (U.S.), the American Institute of Minerals Appraisals (AIMA) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors RICS (U.K.). The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and CAMRA (China) are involved as observers.

Best Practices Committee The CIM Best Practices Committee has a number of sub-committees or task force groups that create industry best practices to address specific issues, disciplines and/or commodities. Active sub-committees/task groups include the following: • Cost Reporting: This sub-committee, chaired by Graham Clow of Roscoe Postle, is focused on providing guidance and consistency with respect to project cost reporting, particularly in light of the recent recommendation by the World Gold Council. • Potash: Because of the changing market conditions for potash and the interest in potash exploration on a global scale, there is a need to update the best practice guidelines. This sub-committee is chaired by Dave Mackintosh of ADM Consulting. • Advanced Studies: At the request of the Canadian Regulatory Administrators (CRA) and the need demonstrated by industry, best practice guidelines are being formulated to cover advanced studies, namely: preliminary economic assessment (PEA); prefeasibility study; and feasibility study. Greg Gossan of AMEC is heading this effort. In addition, there is an effort to update and revise the best practice guidelines for uranium. The committee is also currently updating and improving the Best Practices for Estimation of Resources and Reserves. This is in order to align with the recent changes to NI 43-101 and also to address specific issues as identified in the CRA Mining Reports. Lastly, the committee has and will continue to provide the CRAs with guidance on specific cases and issues, as requested.

Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group In 2014 the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) continued to gain momentum and take measurable steps towards development of collaborative solutions that position the industry for meaningful change. Several significant milestones were met over the course of the year: • Fifty member companies supported GMSG by year-end, almost doubling last year’s results. • GMSG solidified a greater presence in Southern Africa, Chile and Australia, and initiated exposure in Europe. • GMSG compiled a Searchable Mining Standards Database, a comprehensive, global information resource, with input and participation from global standards bodies, professional associations and stakeholders. • GMSG received the official Liaison Organization status for ISO TC 82/TC 127 – Mining. This group aims to deliver guidelines that enhance safety and operational excellence across the sector. Working Group Updates: Situation Awareness Working Group: The Situation Awareness Group (SAWG) progressed on both a design and placement guideline for a unified shovel operator interface and an alarm management and prioritization strategy for mining shovels. Onboard Technology And Connectivity Working Group: A draft Mining API Guideline was completed by year-end to enable interdevice connectivity on mobile mining equipment. The guideline includes both functional and non-functional requirements for API.

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Industrial Comminution Efficiency Working Group: GMSG established the Industrial Comminution Efficiency Working Group, which is comprised of three subcommittees: • Bond Work Index Subcommittee – This subcommittee is developing a guideline that focuses on development of reference materials to be used for calibration. It was scheduled to enter review in the first quarter of 2015. • Standardizing the Morrell Method Subcommittee – The SMC Group produced an initial draft of its guideline by year-end. • Surveying and Sampling Subcommittee – The surveying and sampling draft guideline that will be necessary to support the other two guidelines was scheduled to enter review in the first quarter of 2015. Integrated Operations Working Group: Established in 2014 by participants in South America, the first phase was development of a framework for integrated operations in mining, presented at the Automining conference in Chile. The framework will then be further developed into a set of Industry Guidelines for Integrated Operations in Mining and Metals. Operational Safety and Risk Management Group: This group worked on its Leading Indicators project to develop guidelines and/ or best practices for leading indicator implementation and began developing an online searchable map of the various mine safetyfocused organizations across the globe. Underground Mining Working Group: The group focused on communications infrastructure implementation, with a survey summarized in a report by two Queen’s University students. A second project to develop a GMSG guideline for consideration for an ISO standard for the use of the International Rock Excavation Data Exchange Standard (IREDES) protocols was launched in the fall.


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Data Usage and Access Working Group: A project aimed to build consensus about which onboard data sets should be available to the operator was advanced and a plan to achieve a guideline by 2015 put to action. The group also made progress on a collaborative model for developing mining indicators and drafted standard definitions for operational KPIs. Finally, the group launched a new project focused on data exchange for mine planning software, which will progress through a series of workshops throughout 2015.

Best Practices for Production Cost Reporting A CIM committee on best practices for production cost reporting was constituted in 2012 to prepare recommendations to CIM Council for the establishment of best practices for cost reporting. It is expected that the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) will consider whether the Cost Reporting Best Practices, once adopted by CIM as a best practice, should be incorporated into NI 43-101. Our goal with this review is the establishment of standard practices for issuers in reporting both gross and unit costs of production, thereby helping clarify for investors and other stakeholders the current and potential profitability risks and opportunities. This sort of standardization of practices is similar to the CIM Definitions developed and implemented for mineral resource and mineral reserve disclosure a number of years ago. These definitions, as part of NI 43-101, have become a worldwide standard. The World Gold Council (WGC) published its Guidance on Non-GAAP Metrics – All-In Sustaining Costs and All-In Costs in 2013. This guidance is intended to provide a template for gold producers to voluntarily report standardized costs. Importantly, the component costs of these two measures will be directly

reconcilable to a company’s financial statement. In its current deliberations, the committee considers that the WGC methodology and terminology is best suited to be adopted as the Canadian standard for best practices for gold and other precious metal producers. The Committee is also of the opinion that the WGC methodology can be adapted for use by base metal producers and is considering how this can best be achieved.

reviewed the status of priority items on the risk register and the status of internal controls remediation work, and they discussed the current framework for treasury management. Following a successful inaugural year, the committee planned quarterly face-to-face and teleconference meetings for 2015.

Last November letters were sent to the CFOs of all TSX mining reporting issuers (around 350) outlining the process and asking for comments. Once received, the committee will then prepare a draft report to CIM Council recommending best practices. This will be distributed to Canadian mining reporting issuers for review and comment. Following that, a second draft will be submitted to CIM for a period of general comment by members and other interested parties. It is intended that the Cost Reporting Best Practices be finalized in 2015.

Audit and Risk Committee The CIM Audit and Risk Committee was formally constituted in 2014 following a revision to the CIM governance policies. Committee members met for the first time in the spring of 2014 with outgoing CIM Finance Chair Michael Cinnamond reviewing the roles, responsibilities and mandate of the committee. The committee also met with the external auditors at the conclusion of the 2014 audit to review and recommend approval of the financial statements. The committee convened in the fall to review the financial statements for the quarter that ended in September and to obtain an update on the branch consolidation project. The members

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Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Consolidated Balance Sheet as at December 31 ('$000) UNAUDITED Branches, Societies and National Office 2014 Assets Current Cash Short term investments Interest receivable Accounts receivable Sundry receivable Prepaid expenses and sundry assets

862 2,490 43 891 213 408 4,907

Investments - long term


Capital assets


Total assets

9,636 Liabilities

Accounts payable Members dues received in advance Subscriptions received in advance Deferred revenues Total liabilities

872 166 3 2,449 3,490 Funds

Internally restricted Reserve Unrestricted Total funds

3,063 2,000 1,083 6,146

Total liabilities and funds


The above financial summary was prepared by CIM from information provided by the CIM National Ofiice, participating CIM Branches and Societies.



Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Consolidated Statement of Revenues and Expenses Year ended December 31 ('$000) UNAUDITED Branches, Societies and National Office Revenues Conference, meetings and social activities Advertising Membership dues Subscriptions & book sales Investment income Miscellaneous Total revenues Expenses Conference, meetings and social activities Commissions and sales expenses Publications, subscriptions and mailing costs Bank charges Promotion and internet Office expenses Salaries and fringe benefits Professional fees Awards, scholarships and program expenses Council, business and travel expenses Total expenses Net results from operations International development Net results

2014 4,812 2,488 936 129 210 118 8,693 2,292 377 766 66 122 1,077 3,124 442 394 211 8,871 -178 214 -392

The above financial summary was prepared by CIM from information provided by the CIM National Office, participating CIM Branches and CIM Societies.




The time of our lives


o paraphrase the timeless words of Charles Dickens: “These are the best of times; these are the worst of times.” And we all know that the Dickensian “season of darkness” will eventually turn into “the spring of hope.” Both upturns and downturns present us with opposing challenges. In up cycles, resources are expensive and time and people are in short supply. In down cycles, money is tight, talented people sit idle and time seems to slow to an eternity, as we wait for the tides to turn.

Riccardo Cellere

Our industry has weathered many a storm, and we, as leaders, realize these challenging periods present us with the greatest opportunity: Capitalize on this time to plan for a stronger future. This takes confidence and responsible actions. Over the past couple of years, under the steady leadership of CIM presidents Bob Schafer and Sean Waller, we have developed and enhanced our five-year strategic plan. It is important to note that this tremendous effort could not have been accomplished without the involvement of our council, staff and especially the valuable input from our members and volunteers. As the steward of “The Plan,” I intend to provide strong and decisive leadership in implementing it in a logical and intelligent manner. At the same time, I promise to protect our future by doing so in a fiscally responsible manner, while maximizing our investment in people and in programs. So, what does the next year look like? As members, you will see continuous improvement with respect to the things we are already doing very well, such as the magazine, journal, convention and trade show. It will also be a big year for one of our flagship efforts on the standards and best practices fronts where there are currently many irons in the fires. CIM will continue to form and solidify relationships and partnerships with like-minded organizations to broaden the impact of our efforts. In this same vein, we will persist with our plans for balanced growth overseas by expanding and supporting relationships in Africa, South America, and Asia. This will be done without sacrificing our Canadian home base, where we aim to improve our support and communications with branches and societies at a local level. As we prepare for the next quantum leap in our industry it is time to hone our skills, expand our knowledge and nurture valued relationships. Council and I will do our best to continue to make CIM the place for you to network, volunteer, learn, grow and obtain information, while having the time of your life!

Garth Kirkham, CIM President-Elect (2014—15)


Thank You! Volunteers are the cornerstone of what CIM is and what it does. Hundreds of volunteers devote their time, creativity and intellectual input, demonstrating passion and excitment for this industry. To those countless dedicated individuals, we extend our sincere gratitude.

CIM Annual Report 2014  

We are CIM

CIM Annual Report 2014  

We are CIM