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CMIC News update - May 2012
New Board of Directors
Board link: John Thompson
On May 7, 2012, CMIC held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of its members. At this occasion, a new Board of Directors was elected. The new Board includes now:
Robert Assabgui - Vale
Michel Aubertin - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Laeeque Daneshmend - Queen's University
Martin Doyle - Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
Jim Franklin - Franklin Geosciences Limited
John Hadjigeorgiou - University of Toronto
Yves Harvey - Consortium de recherche en ressources minérales (COREM) - Treasurer
Ferri Hassani - McGill University
Al Hoffman - BC Ministry of Energy and Mines
Robert Holmes - Yukon Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
Michel Jébrak - Université du Québec à Montréal
Dean Journeaux - New Millenium Corporation
Peter Kaiser - Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
Peter Kondos - Barrick Gold - 1st Vice-President and Chair - Technical Committee
David Liverman - Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources
Engin Özberk - Cameco - Past President
Hal Sanders - Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources
Bryan Schreiner - Saskatchewan Research Council
John Thompson - Teck Resources Limited - President
Chris Twigge-Molecey - Hatch
William Westgate - Hatch - 2nd Vice-President and Chair - Branding Committee
Gordon Winkel - University of Alberta
Vacant - Mining Association of Canada
Vacant - Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec
Vacant - Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
In a Board meeting following the CMIC AGM, the CMIC officers for 2012 were also elected. They are noted above.
Please feel free to contact any of the CMIC Board members to discuss issues of concern or interest.
Upcoming Board of Directors Meetings
Board link: John Thompson
On May 7, the newly elected Board approved a tentative schedule for its next meetings. All CMIC members are welcome to attend Board meetings, unless otherwise indicated. If you want to attend one of these meetings, please send a note to Michel Plouffe or Olesja Ro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative schedule for the next CMIC Board meetings:
February 2013 - Signature Event and Board meeting
May 2013 - Associated with the CIM Conference and Exhibition, Toronto
More detailed information will be provided later.
CMIC 2012 Fee Structure
Board link: Tom Hynes
These membership fees were approved by the Board on May 7, 2012. CMIC membership fees are payable on a calendar year basis.
Mining companies (with an operating mine): $10,000 per year
Mining companies (without an operating mine): $5,000 per year
Associated companies (consulting, manufacturing): $10,000 per year for companies with annual revenues > $25M
Associated companies (consulting, manufacturing): $5,000 per year for companies with annual revenues
>$10M but <$25M
Associated companies (consulting, manufacturing): $2,500 per year for companies with annual revenues <$10M
Government departments: $10,000 per year
Research centres: $2,500 per year
Universities and colleges: $1,500 per year
Associations: $1,500 per year
Status of CMIC Activities: InitiativesContact: Tom Hynes Exploration Initiative - champion Francois Robert (Barrick) - This committee currently has 25 member companies working to implement research programs in two major areas - the technologies needed to find deep ore bodies, and those needed to find remote and hidden orebodies. Three main projects are almost ready to go for funding, around methodology to develop orebody footprint definition; on developing helicopter-portable drill equipment; and on adapting muon detection technology (for density delineation of orebodies) to downhole application.
Mining Initiative - champion Alex Henderson (Vale) - This committee is defining its program. They organize a workshop on May 9, 2012, where about 20 leaders of the industry, including suppliers and consultants, discussed about priority needs of the underground hardrock mining.
Energy Initiative - champion John Thompson (Teck) - This committee is defining its program. Possible target areas include energy efficiency across the industry, alternate fuels and technologies, and demand management.
Processing Initiative - champion Rob Henderson - This committee is defining its program. Proposed target areas include communition, water issues (including recycle) and northern issues.
Tailings Initiative - champion not yet identified - This committee has a number of volunteers for its committee but we are still working to identify a champion to lead the process.
Environmental Stewardship Initiative - champion Mark Thorpe (Golden Star) - This committee too has just had its first meetings, and has not yet defined its program.
Status of CMIC Activities: Committees
Contact: Tom Hynes
HQP Committee - champion Teresa Barret (McGill) - This is a newly created committee that will take the lead on determining CMIC's approach to addressing the Highly Qualified People issue. We are not graduating sufficient mining engineers, geoscientists and other professionals for the mining needs of the future and we need to consider where CMIC's input could make a difference. Our efforts will be, where possible, in collaboration with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR).
Gear Up for Future Technologies
Contact: Cameron Harris - Cameron.Harris@snclavalin.com
3RD ANNUAL GLOBAL MINING TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2012
Greetings from Fleming Gulf !
In 4 weeks, mining conglomerates from Africa, South America, North America, Europe Australia, Russia and many more nations will attend The Global Mining Technology Forum in Johannesburg to deliberate future mining technologies for optimized technology performance.
The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is awarding two (2) CPD credits to attendees
3 or more attendees? We have customized delegate packages too. Learn more
| View our speaker list here|
I look forward to meeting you at the forum.
For further information on CMIC or the items mentioned above, please contact
Tom Hynes or Michel Plouffe / Olesja Ro
Executive Director Secretariat
(613) 992-3783 (613) 995-4088