EduMine head wins CIM award

simon houlding vale meritorious award contribution to mining 2015

Simon Houlding, center, holds his award.

Simon Houlding, EduMine's founding and vice-president, was a 2015 CIM award winner on Monday night

Houlding was awarded the Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining at a ceremony held in Montreal by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

The president of InfoMine, Andy Robertson, congratulated Houlding.

"It is great to see that the years of extremely hard and dedicated work, inspirational development and leadership so appropriately recognized," said Robertson.

"The recognition is handsomely deserved. You have done so much for so many and touched so many in their career path development and this is a fitting tribute."

Simon Houlding spent his youth in Zimbabwe, graduated with an MSc (Eng) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, worked in the South African mining industry for ten years, and has made Canada his home since 1976. He is a practicing Professional Engineer and member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and a member of the CIM. In the 1980’s he was a founder of Lynx Geosystems Inc. where he pioneered the development of spatial modeling techniques for resource estimation and authored several books and numerous technical references on the subject.

In 1999 he joined InfoMine Inc. and founded EduMine to provide online professional development and training to the global mining community. For the last fifteen years he has focused on promoting online learning as an effective platform for global dissemination of mining expertise, in collaboration with industry and academia. EduMine is now the largest provider of online professional development and training for mining in the world.