The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for individuals who have demonstrated leadership and outstanding achievement in the mining industry.
“Canada’s mining industry is essential and plays a key role in driving our economy forward while also being recognized as a global leader in sustainable practices,” said Pierre Gratton, Chair of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC).
“Our sector delivers the critical minerals and metals needed for technology that will enable the global transition toward a lower carbon future and it is important that we recognize the leaders that have contributed so much to its success.”
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame looks to this future poised to celebrate individual excellence, capture stories of resilience and inspire pride in Canada’s mining industry and its important contributions to real progress and change. 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.
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.
Nominees who are selected for induction will enter the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2022 at a date to be determined in due course.
The 2022 inductees will join the 195 remarkable individuals who have been inducted since the inception of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, 34 years ago. In October 2020, five new members were announced: Patricia Dillon, David Elliott, William Gladstone Jewitt, Steven D. Scott and Mary Edith Tyrrell.
Given the circumstances of the pandemic, these incredible leaders will be inducted at a private dinner and ceremony in July 2021 in full compliance with covid-19 protocols. The event will be by invitation only with no public sale of tickets.
June 1, 2021 is the deadline to contact a member or associate member organization about nominating a candidate for induction.
June 30, 2021 is the deadline for nomination materials to be delivered to member or associate member organization for review.
July 20, 2021 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.
(This article first appeared in The Northern Miner)