The CIM Fellowship Award (National)
For outstanding continuous contributions to CIM and/or the mining, metallurgical and petroleum industries
The CIM Fellowship award was established by CIM Council in November 1986. The award differs from existing CIM awards in that a larger number of members can be recognized – up to 10% of the membership can be CIM Fellows – and the recognition visibly continues after the time of presentation. A CIM Fellow can place "FCIM" after his name when deemed appropriate. The selection of CIM Fellowship award winners is under the auspices of the CIM President-Elect, and recipients are chosen through a three-tier process designed to promote uniformity and fairness. The Fellowship Award will consist of a certificate suitable for framing, and will be presented at the Annual General Meeting or at an appropriate Society, Division, District or Branch meeting. The names of new Fellows will be announced in the CIM Magazine. With the Fellowship Award, the Institute will recognize many of its distinguished members for their achievements and contributions. Successful implementation will require the cooperation of members in each discipline represented by CIM and in all geographic regions of Canada.
The CIM MER Graduate Student Research Excellence Award
The aim of the award is to provide a platform for the dissemination of innovative thinking of benefit to the mining industry from the Society’s brightest new minds, and to provide a means to allow such contributions to be recognised.
The award will permit a current or recent graduate student to attend the MER Society’s MeMO conference to present their findings. The winner of the award will be recognised through the peer review process of the CIM Journal. The award is expected to be made annually. It is open to graduate students currently enrolled at a University, or those who have obtained their postgraduate qualification no more than six months prior to submission.