Ilias Atwani Was the Winner Of ‘The Art of Mining’ & ‘20 Years of Engagement’

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Ilias Atwani Was the Winner Of ‘The Art of Mining’ & ‘20 Years of Engagement’ One of the most trusted names in the field of mineral and mining engineering in Canada, Ilias Atwani is currently working in the position of the Mine Operations Coordinator in the mine operations department of a senior Canadian gold mining firm. In this position, he uses his skills and expertise at Mining Oriented Operational Analysis/Modeling: Surpac®, Whittle®, Talpac®; Programming: Matlab®, C/C++, VB; Management and Logistics: SAP®, JD Edwards®; and CAD Software like AutoCAD® (Amine & Promine), SolidWorks®, Silverscreen® (CAMP), 3D Reshaper® to get things done. Having received his bachelor’s degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering from the Laval University after attending preparatory classes at Institut Polytechnique privé de Casablanca, Ilias is now enrolled in an executive Master of Business


Administration program at the same institute. Here, it must be brought to everyone’s notice that even though he has gained more than 7 years of experience in the mining industry, he is extremely concerned about enhancing his educational background. In addition to being an incredibly skilled mining engineering professional, Ilias Atwani is an immensely passionate photographer too. He has won several acclaimed photography competitions including the ‘Art of Mining’ and ‘20 Years of Engagement’. Winning one of these also got him an opportunity to visit two Inuit villages along with the runner up. He also worked as an emergency evacuation volunteer at Laval University for more than 3 years and contributed to disaster and humanitarian relief and was also a part of MENING.ES – the student section of the OIQ.


Ilias Atwani’s experience at the Inuit villages gave him some memories he would cherish all his life. Also, he is quite excited about visiting the village again and discover more. Not many people know that Ilias has also been a part of a recruitment campaign in the Inuit village of Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay).