CIM Community Lounge

Meet our thriving CIM community at the following networking events in the CIM Community Networking Lounge during the CIMVTL21!

Tuesday, May 4

event MEMO 2022 Organizing Committee Presentation

MEMO 2022 organizing committee members are inviting you to join them for a short presentation on MEMO 2022 program.

Time: 11:15am - 11:45am EDT


event Women in Mining cocktail reception

Women in Mining Montreal invites you to an entertaining mixology activity where you will learn how to prepare 2 summer cocktails - a daiquiri and a mojito - preceded by a short presentation by Catharine Farrow, PhD PGeo ICD.D.

Catharine Farrow currently serves as an Independent Director of Franco-Nevada Corporation, Eldorado Gold Corporation, Centamin PLC, and Willeson Metals Corp., is Chair of the Board of Exiro Minerals Corp., and is the inaugural Member of the Advisory Board of Behr Technologies Inc., an Industrial IoT technology company. She is President of FarExGeoMine Ltd. (her private consulting company), a Member of the Metrolinx Capital Oversight Committee, and a Program Director of the Osgoode Mining Law Program at York University. At Laurentian University, Dr. Farrow is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, a Member of the Goodman School of Mines Advisory Board and has been an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian since 1995. From 2012 to 2017 she was Founding CEO, Director and Co-Founder of TMAC Resources Inc., the first producing gold miner with operations in Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, in Canada’s High Arctic.

Have your ingredients on hand before the start of the activity! View recipes.

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Catharine Farrow

Independent Director
Franco-Nevada Corporation, Eldorado Gold Corporation, Centamin PLC, and Willeson Metals Corp.

Wednesday, May 5

event CIM Health & Safety - Information Session & Social

Join Roy Slack and Glenn Lyle of CIM’s Health & Safety Society for this event. They will provide an overview of the current and potential future of safety in our industry. Following that, the floor will open for discussion. Glenn Lyle moderates this session.

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT


event Come Meet Us - CIM Management & Economics Society (MES)

Mark your calendars! Join us to learn more about our exciting initiatives and opportunities for you to participate.

  • Overview of CIM MES
  • Outreach and growth
  • Committee initiatives
    • Discussion Group
    • Professional development
    • CIM AGM
    • Rocks & Stocks
    • CIMVAL
  • Lessons Learned project
  • Q&A

Share ideas. Provide feedback. Become a volunteer. Through CIM MES, you can make a difference!

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT


event Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee Webinar: “Cross-industry perspectives: Indigenous inclusion”

Today, we have an opportunity to develop projects that support the prosperity of local communities, while respecting the culture and history of Indigenous Peoples. Working collaboratively with Indigenous communities through meaningful consultation, employment and business participation, enhanced educational programs and community investment is critical to the future success of Canada’s economy. Learn from business leaders as they describe their successes, provide advice to overcome challenges, and define their vision for the next generation of an Indigenous-inclusive business.

Margaret Kenequanash, CEO, Wataynikaneyap (what-eh-kin-yap) Power (also known as ‘Watay’)
Trenton Zacharias, Director of Community and Indigenous Affairs, Cenovus Energy
Wayne Rude, Director of Aboriginal Relations, SaskPower
Ian Jacobsen, Director of Indigenous Relations, OPG

Moderated by: Killeen Kelly, Manager of Community Collaboration, Hatch

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

Margaret Kenequanash

Wataynikaneyap Power

Wayne Rude

Director of Aboriginal Relations

Ian Jacobsen

Director of Indigenous Relations
Ontario Power Generation

Killeen Kelly

Manager of Community Collaboration


Thursday, May 6

event Canadian Mining Education Forum

The forum will reveal the industry’s expectation of today’s mining engineers, in terms of acquiring new skill sets such as AI and VR, and will discuss industry’s efforts to train mining engineers to help them benefit from advances in digital transformation. Participate in the Canadian Mining Education Forum with Mapi Mobwano, President and CEO of Arcelor Mittal Mining Canada and Gordon Stothart, President and CEO of IAMGOLD. Moderated by Patrick Merrin, former COO Mining at the Washington Companies.


Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Mapi Mobwano

President and CEO
Arcelor Mittal Mining Canada

Gordon Stothart

President and CEO

Patrick Merrin

Former COO Mining
Washington Companies


Join us at CIMVTL21

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