Young Mining Professionals announces scholarship winners

The 2019 Young Mining Professionals scholarship winners.

Young Mining Professionals (YMP) has announced its 2019 scholarship recipients. A total of $44,000 in scholarships will go to Canadian students pursuing careers in the mining industry.

The awards are presented in partnership with Barrick Gold, Agnico Eagle Mines, The Northern Miner, Iamgold, Yamana Gold, Anaconda Mining and Orefinders Resources. YMP is an international association of mining professionals that hosts events and awards excellence in support of the next generation of mining industry leaders.

The winners

Name: James Comeau
School: Dalhousie University
Program: Mining Engineering
Grad year: 2020
Prize amount: $10,000 (includes internship interview with sponsoring company)
Scholarship name: Peter Munk
Sponsor: Barrick Gold
Name: Alex Bateman
School: B.C. Institute of Technology
Program: Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering
Grad year: 2022
Prize amount: $4,000 (includes internship interview with sponsoring company)
Scholarship name: Women in Mining (winner)
Sponsor: Iamgold
Name: Caitlin Fischer
School: Queen’s University
Program: Geological Engineering
Grad year: 2020
Prize amount: $1,000
Scholarship name: Women in Mining (runner-up)
Sponsor: Iamgold
Name: Derek Leung
School: University of Edinburgh
Program: Masters—School of Geoscience
Grad year: 2020
Prize amount: $4,000
Scholarship name: Student in Mining (winner)
Sponsor: Yamana Gold
Name: Cara Rockwood
School: Queen’s University
Program: BSc—Environmental Science
Grad year: 2021
Prize amount: $1,000
Scholarship name: Student in Mining (runner-up)
Sponsor: Yamana Gold
Name: Kei Quinn
School: Memorial University
Program: Master of Geology
Grad year: 2020
Prize amount: $4,000
Scholarship name: Atlantic Canada Student in Mining (winner)
Sponsor: Anaconda Mining
Name: Sean Freeborne
School: St. Francis Xavier University
Program: Master of Geology
Grad year: 2020
Prize amount: $1,000
Scholarship name: Atlantic Canada Student in Mining (runner-up)
Sponsor: Anaconda Mining
Name: Rebecca Montsion
School: Laurentian University
Program: PhD candidate— Mineral Exploration
Grad year: 2020
Prize amount: $4,000
Scholarship name: Innovation in Mining
Sponsor: Orefinders Resources


Name: Tyler Sieben
School: University of Alberta
Program: Mining Engineering
Grad year: 2020
Prize amount: $5,000
Scholarship name: Future of Mining
Sponsor: The Northern Miner
Name: Ronald Oolooyuk
School: University of Manitoba
Program: Mining Engineering
Grad year: 2023
Prize amount: $10,000 (includes internship interview with sponsoring company)
Scholarship name: Perseverance/Kajussissimainarniq
Sponsor: Agnico Eagle Mines
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