TORONTO, May 4, 2020 — During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government deemed mining an essential business. While realities shift and strict pandemic protocols are followed, Canadian mining companies continue to deliver domestic and global supply of resources, provide livelihoods for employees, partner with local communities, contribute to northern economies and trade with other nations.
“Minerals and metals always play an essential role in driving the Canadian economy and delivering the products we need for the proper functioning of society. And people are the very essence of our industry. At the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, we honour individuals who lead our industry through times of great opportunity and great challenge,” said Jon Baird, Chair of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations. Through their leadership and achievements, individual nominees must have shaped Canada’s global leadership in mining, embody the important role mining plays in Canadian society, and inspire future generations into mining. The 2021 inductees will join the 190 remarkable individuals who have been inducted since the inception of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Nominations must be submitted through Canadian Mining Hall of Fame member organizations or associate member organizations. Member organizations include: the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum; the Mining Association of Canada; The Northern Miner and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Associate member organizations include: the British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan Mining Associations and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. Any member of the public or organization is welcome to nominate a candidate, provided their nomination is channeled through one of the above organizations.
June 1st, 2020 is the deadline to contact a member or associate member organization about nominating a candidate for induction.
June 30th, 2020 is the deadline for nomination materials to be delivered to member or associate member organization for review.
July 20th, 2020 is the deadline for member or associate member organizations to submit nominations to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Nominations must include the specific information outlined in the nomination guidelines. The guidelines, criteria for selection and nomination form are available here: https://www.mininghalloffame.ca/nominate/
About the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
Founded in 1988 by the Northern Miner, the Mining Association of Canada, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the CMHF recognizes outstanding achievement in the mining industry, celebrates individual leadership and inspires future generations in mining. Inductees are selected through a fair, inclusive and accessible process driven by the CMHF Board of Directors and its member associations. For more information, please visit: https://www.mininghalloffame.ca
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