Branch News

[Feb. 2019] Confidence abounds over Ring of Fire development

"If all goes well, the first load of ore concentrate could be coming out of the Ring of Fire by 2024." NORONT CEO tells Sudbury audience ore could be mined from Eagle's Nest by 2024.

[Jan. 2019] Battery electric in mining here to stay

Panel of experts talking future and challenges of emerging technology brought a packed house to the Sudbury CIM general membership meeting at Science North.

[Oct. 2018] Want to innovate? Abandon current models, says mining executive

Managing director of McEwan Mining tells Sudbury audience real industry change comes from original ideas

[Sept. 2018] Vale touts collective future of operations

Vale executive gives update on progress of technology upgrades focusing on Sudbury mines.

[April 2018] Green future for gold company

Denis Gratton, vice-president of automation at Barrick Gold, talked about the company's progress in developing their own more ecological methods and tools for mining at CIM Sudbury chapter.

[March 2018] High hopes for Cote Gold Project

IAMGOLD project manager talks progress, latest findings at planned Gogama-area gold mine at Sudbury CIM Branch General Membership Meeting on March 22nd.

[Jan. 2018] Green future of Kirkland Lake Gold

Pierre Rocque, vice-president of Canadian operations at Kirkland Lake Gold, talks cleaner equipment and extraction methods for the company at the CIM Sudbury January GMM.

[Nov. 2017] From computers to mountain summits

Mining software guru Robert Patterson shares inspirational tales from globe-spanning career to students on CIM Sudbury Branch GMM.

[Oct. 2017] Russians demonstrate mine rescue techniques

Jim Lundrigan, mine superintendent at Nickel Rim South Mine in Sudbury, recently spoke of his experiences attending the 2017 International Mines Rescue Body conference in Russia. 

[June 2017] OMA Welcomes New Board Leadership

The Ontario Mining Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Middlemiss as Chair of the Board of Directions, while Peter Xavier takes on the position of Vice Chair.

[Nov. 2016] 2016 Annual Student Night

CIM Sudbury Student Night 2016 hosted close to 100 students from Laurentian University, Cambrian College and College Boreal. 

[Oct. 2016] 'Gathering of minds' at mining conference

The miners are coming. Sudbury is playing host for the next few days to about 500 delegates of the Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Mine Operators conference, underway at the Radisson hotel. Sudbury often hosts mining conferences, which makes sense when you consider that more than 16,000 people throughout the city work in the sector.

[Sept. 2016] CIM Sudbury to host panel on diversity in mining

The Greater Sudbury Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM Sudbury) will host a diversity and inclusion panel during the Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability/Mine Operators Conference (ME/MO) on Tuesday, October 18.

[Aug. 2016] CIM Sudbury Branch earns distinguished industry award

The Sudbury branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) has earned the prestigious Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award (2016).

[June 2015] Laurentian professor named 'distinguished lecturer' by CIM

Laurentian University professor Dean Millar was named a distinguished lecturer at a national awards gala last month. The professor at Laurentian's Bharti School of Engineering and Director of Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management at MIRARCO was one of only five award winners honoured by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) at the national gala in Montreal.

[May 2015] WISE Sudbury Members Recognized at CIM Awards

The Canadian Institute of Mining hosted its annual Award Gala on Tuesday in Montréal, celebrating the leaders in the Canadian mining industry. WISE Sudbury members were present among those recognized for excellence in a specific discipline, an exemplary safety accomplishment or giving back to the mining industry or community.

[May 2015] North represented at CIM awards

Northern Ontario was represented at an awards gala held by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in Montreal, QC, on May 11.

[March 2014] CIM Sudbury Branch donates $25,000

CIM Sudbury Branch representatives Sue Tessier and Trang Tran-Valade presented a $25,000 donation towards upgrading the Department of Earth Sciences’ petrographic microscope facilities.

[Feb. 2013] Women in Mining Canada: 2013 Trailblazer Award Recipient

Samantha Espley has been selected recipient of the 2nd annual Trailblazer Award, which recognizes women who have taken personal career risks and helped advance the careers of other women.