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MEI Online: People News: North America: May 16th 2005


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:: Preeminent Leaders of the Minerals Industry Awarded

Canada's minerals industry has entered a new era of technology, sustainability and corporate governance, and the individuals leading the pack and leaving their mark were honoured by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) at an Awards Gala on Monday, April 25, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during CIMís annual conference and exhibition.

Thanks to visionary people like these award winners, the Canadian minerals industry maintains a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Among CIMís most prestigious awards, the CIM Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to Edwin Fraser, Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Fraser is a search and placement consultant with Resource Professionals Inc.

The Inco Medal was presented to Robert Gannicott. Mr. Gannicott played a pivotal role in the Diavik Diamonds Project. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aber Diamond Corporation, Toronto, Ontario.

The Selwyn Blaylock Medal was presented to Eberhard (Ebe) W. Scherkus. Mr. Scherkus is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, based in Toronto.

Founded in 1898, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. With over 12,000 national members, CIM strives to be the association of choice for professionals in the minerals industries.




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