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CMIC News update - June 2011-1
New Board of Directors
Board link: Engin Özberk
On May 25, 2011, 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:
Laeeque Daneshmend - Queen's University and Canadian Mining Education Council
Jim Franklin - Ur Energy
John Hadjigeorgiou - University of Toronto
Yves Harvey - Consortium de recherche en ressources minérales (COREM) - Treasurer
Ferri Hassani - McGill University
Michel Jébrak - Université du Québec à Montréal
Peter Kaiser - Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
Peter Kondos - Barrick Gold
Dave Lefebure - BC Ministry of Energy and Mines
Ray Mantha - Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
Richard Moore - Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
Engin Özberk - Cameco - President
Hal Sanders - Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources
Bryan Schreiner - Saskatchewan Research Council
Paul Stothart - Mining Association of Canada
Kelly Strong - Vale
John Thompson - Teck Resources Limited - 1st Vice-President
Chris Twigge-Molecey - Hatch
Pierre Verpaelst - Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec
William Westgate - 3M
Gordon Winkel - University of Alberta - 2nd Vice-President
In a Board meeting following the CMIC AGM, the CMIC officers for 2011 were also elected. They are noted above.
You are welcome to contact any of the CMIC Board members to discuss issues.
Next Board of Directors meetings
Board link: Engin Özberk
On May 25, the newly elected Board approved a tentative agenda for its next meetings. All CMIC members are welcome to attend Board meetings, unless otherwise indicated.
Tentative agenda for the next CMIC Board meetings:
October 2011 - Associated with the World Gold 2011 / Conference of Metallurgists 2011 conference, Montreal
February/March 2012 - Associated with the CMIC 2012 Signature event or the 2012 PDAC Conference, Toronto
May 2012 - Associated with the CIM Conference and Exhibition, Edmonton
More detailed information will be provided later.
CMIC 2011 Fee Structure
Board link: Tom Hynes
These membership fees were approved by the Board on May 25, 2011. CMIC membership fees are payable on a calendar year basis.
Mining companies (with an operating mine): $10,000 per year or $25,000 for three years
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: $1,500 per year
Associations: $1,500 per year
Status of CMIC activities: Initiatives
Contact: Tom Hynes
Exploration Initiative - champion Francois Robert (Barrick) - This committee currently has 22 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 under discussion at this time, 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 has just had its first meeting, and has not yet defined its program. The initial focus will be on underground hardrock mining, and we are now considering how to implement programs for surface mining (possibly in collaboration with SMART) and soft rock mining.
Energy Initiative - champion John Thompson (Teck) - This committee has also just had its first meeting, and has not yet defined its program. Possible target areas include energy efficiency across the industry, alternate fuels and technologies, and demand management.
Processing Initiative - champion Rob Henderson (Kinross) - This committee too has just had its first meeting, and has not yet defined its program. Proposed target areas include communition, water issues (including recycle), northern issues, and commodity specific issues (such as cyanide for gold mining).
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 not yet identified - This committee also has a number of volunteers for its committee but we are still working to identify a champion to lead the process.
Status of CMIC activities: Committees
Contact: Tom Hynes
HQP Committee - co-chairs Malcolm Scoble (UBC), Laeeque Daneshmend (Queen's) and Sam Marcuson (Vale) - 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).
Branding and Communication Committee - chair Will Westgate (3M) - This committee of the Board of Directors has been in place since early 2010 and has been involved with surveying CMIC members (with 3M's help) to define the CMIC "brand" (what we collectively believe CMIC is), and has defined a new mission and vision for the organization. Work continues with updating and improving the CMIC web site, and other communication issues.
Intellectual Property Committee - chair not yet determined - This is a new committee which is working to define the IP policy of CMIC. Its work is critical to having a policy in place before the first research projects are implemented later this year by our exploration group.
Audit Committee - chair Yves Harvey (COREM) - This is a committee that has been in place since 2009, led by the Treasurer. It verifies the annual professional audit of the organization, and its presentation to the annual general meeting.
Signature Event Committee - chairs Engin Özberk (Cameco) and Will Westgate (3M) - This is a new committee that is working to put in place a major CMIC event in February of 2012 (stay tuned - more information to follow).
Nominating Committee - chair for 2012 not yet determined - This is an annually appointed committee that oversees the nomination process for the election of the Board of Directors at the annual general meeting.
Technical Committee - chair not yet determined - This is a new committee that will include several members from the Board, with the Executive Director, and the champions of the technical initiatives. The intent is to foster collaboration between the initiatives where this would be beneficial and to provide a link for these initiatives to the Board.
Selection Criteria Committee - chair Kelly Strong (Vale) - This is a new committee whose focus will be developing criteria for any new major initiatives that CMIC should consider undertaking.