Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
|Key people||Terence Bowles (2012 President),Jean Vavrek (Executive Director)|
|Method(s)||Conferences, Publications, Training|
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is a technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. It was founded in 1898. In 2006, the organization had 12,000 national members. Most CIM members live in Canada although around 1,000 live abroad.
The CIM's mission is to provide leadership, quality services, and value to CIM members through technical forums, publications, professional and social networking opportunities, continuing education, and recognition of excellence programs.
In March 1898, the Canadian Mining Institute was founded in Montreal at the second annual meeting of the Federated Canadian Mining Institute, which was dissolved. The Institute was incorporated by Act of Parliament to include all former provincial groups except The Mining Society of Nova Scotia, which remained a separate body.
In 1902, The Institute formed its first Branches in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Kingston, Ontario, and Nelson, British Columbia. In 1918, the Mining Society of Nova Scotia formally became affiliated with the Canadian Mining Institute.
In 1920, Metallurgy was added to the name to recognize the inclusion of this discipline.
In 1942, The Institute made CIM its official abbreviation.
In 1990, recognition of Petroleum was recognized as the institute became the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
- Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, the official publication of the Petroleum Society of CIM featuring a broad range of technical and general information on all phases of the oil and gas industry in Canada
- Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, the CMQ provides a forum for the discussion and the presentation of both basic and applied research developments in the area of metallurgy and materials
- Exploration and Mining Geology Journal, the Geological Society's own quarterly journal for the publication of Canadian and international papers on applied aspects of mineral exploration and exploitation
- CIM Magazine, mineral industry publication for information on technology and operations, published 8 times a year
- CIM Journal, a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed technical publication of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) - a community for leading industry expertise
- CIM Reporter, official publication for CIM conventions and trade shows
- CIM Directory, annual CIM Directory of CIM members (individual and corporate), CIM constituent group listings and CIM-affiliated organizations with all their contact details.
Awards of excellence
The institute bestows several awards annually to individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their respective fields and to the mining and minerals industries in general.
- A.O. Dufresne Award, exceptional achievements or distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada
- Barlow Memorial Medal, for the author(s) of the best paper on economic geology published by the Institute
- Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductees
- CANMET Technology Transfer Award, to stimulate and recognize successful technology transfer leading to commercial exploitation
- CIM Coal Award, to honour CIM members who have made outstanding contributions to the coal industry of Canada and who have also been long-standing, active participants in the Coal and Oil Sands Division of CIM
- CIM Distinguished Lecturer, chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in scientific, technical, management or educational activities related to the minerals industry, and speak at CIM Branch meetings across the country
- CIM Distinguished Service Medal, for distinguished or meritorious service to the Institute and the mineral industry of a nature not necessarily technical or scientific
- CIM District Distinguished Service Award, an Institute member who has contributed much to the development of the industry and the Institute at their local or Branch level.
- CIM District Proficiency Medal, to recognize a significant professional contribution to the mineral industry in each of the Institute Districts (this award has been retired)
- CIM Fellowship, to recognize members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the mining, metallurgical and petroleum industries. A CIM Fellow can place "FCIM" after his or her name when deemed appropriate
- CIM Fifty Year Club, members are elected as a mark of distinction for their long service
- INCO Medal, to recognize a meritorious and practical contribution of outstanding importance to the mining and metallurgical industry of Canada
- J.C. Sproule Memorial Plaque, to recognize eminent achievement or distinguished contributions to the exploration and development of Canada’s mineral resources in the northern regions
- John T. Ryan Trophy, to the metalliferous mine, the select mine, and the coal mine which experienced the lowest accident frequencies during the previous year in all of Canada
- CIM/NRCan Journalism Award, to journalists in Canada for technically accurate and balanced writing and broadcasting which enhance public understanding of the minerals and petroleum industries and its contribution to the economic and social well-being of Canada (this award has been retired)
- Julian Boldy Memorial Award, to recognize exceptional service to the Geological Society of CIM
- McParland Memorial Award, for outstanding performance in civil engineering design, general plant design, project engineering, and/or management of mine plants, and may also recognize innovations in mine plant installations or in operating and maintenance methods, as well as major improvements in equipment used in the mining or equipment manufacturing industry
- CIM Medal for Bravery, recognizes great valour displayed by men of the minerals industries who knowingly risk their lives in attempting to rescue a fellow worker
- Mel W. Bartley Award, to a CIM Branch that has demonstrated the most progress reaching the aims and objectives of the Institute
- CIM Members Award, to one of the "Unsung Heroes" of the mining industry
- CIM Metal Mining Division Award, to recognize outstanding achievement or contribution in the field of mining engineering
- Order of Sancta Barbara, to recognize the important role played by women in the progressive development of Canadian mining communities
- CIM Past Presidents' Memorial Medal, to a member not more than 45 years of age, who, by his or her accomplishments has set an outstanding example to young members of the Institute and to young men and women contemplating a career in the minerals industry
- Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award, to a member of the Institute in good standing who has made a significant contribution in the mineral economics field in Canada
- Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal, for distinguished service to Canada through exceptional achievement in the field of mining, metallurgy, or geology
- CIM Student Essay Competition, recognized undergraduate and graduate students who had submitted essays to CIM (this award has been retired)
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