Student & Young Leader Program

Whether you’re a student, a recent grad or have a few years already under your belt, you are positioned to lead the mining industry. Check out these #CIMBC22 events designed especially for you.

As a bonus, your registration gets you a seat at Monday’s Plenary and Tuesday and Wednesday’s Panel and Keynote Sessions, plus entry to the Technical Program, CIM Opening Reception, CIM Expo and lunch, CIM Student-Industry luncheon, and Wednesday’s lunch with a Guest Speaker. Grab your formal wear and join all your new connections at the Komatsu Gala and the Closing Reception.

Find out how to get a sponsored registration and attend CIMBC22 for free!
Speed Mentorship

Monday, 10:30-12:00

Just like speed dating, you’ll have a chance to chat with mentors from different companies, roles and disciplines until you find the perfect match. 

Student & Young Leader Pavilion in the EXPO

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Get noticed by industry leaders, directors of companies and recruiters. Visit the LinkedIn booth to upgrade your online profile and sit for a professional headshot. 


Poster Competition

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Showcase your talents and ideas to leading mining professionals in the poster competition. How will you tackle this year’s theme? "Mining for Talent and Social Forces and Beyond"



What’s NEXT – Career Path

Monday, 14:30-15:30

Take the opportunity to meet with Keynote speaker and neuroscientist Beau Lotto, along with Catherine Adair, Manager, Community Development, Teck Resources Ltd; Adrian Heieis, Digital Product Owners, Teck Resources and Ian Gilchrist, Senior Environmental Specialist, Hatch in this special session.  

CIM-CMP Poster Cocktail

Monday, May 2, 15:30-17:00 in the Student & Young Leader Pavilion

Enjoy catching up with others who share your interests and watch the judges review the posters. Poster competition winners will be announced at the Student-Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3.

Student-Industry Luncheon

Tuesday, 12:00 to 14:00

Celebrate the winning abstract, poster and mine waste disposal idea and connect with leaders from Hatch and Teck. You’ll foster new friendships that will support your professional growth throughout your career. 

YMP present "The Changing Face of the Mining Industry"

Tuesday, 14:00 to 15:30


Stephen de Jong, CEO & Co-Founder of VRIF
Kendra Johnston, President & CEO of AME
Mark Stockton, VP Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Integra Resources
Peter Behncke, Manager, Corporate Development & Investor Relations, Gold Royalty Corp. & YMP Vancouver Committee

The Student & Young Leader Program is proudly sponsored by:


Wondering about accommodation? Students can book a studio or suite at UBC Housing at Shared Accommodations Vancouver | Suites UBC ( More activities will be announced shortly.




As part of BC's Restart, the Vancouver Convention Centre is now welcoming back clients, guests, and the community for safe events and gatherings. We have worked hard throughout the pandemic to make sure that our team is ready and our facility is equipped so that you can feel confident when you walk through our doors. As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required. As of now, face masks are encouraged, but no longer required to be worn in public spaces.