Mineral Exploration

Spring 2014

Mineral Exploration is the official publication of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

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"M ining 4 Everyone" is the theme that will drive topics of discussion at the upcoming CIM 2014 Convention taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 10 to 13. The convention, hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), is expected to attract more than 6,000 mining industry professionals. CIM is the leading Canadian technical society for the min- erals industry with more than 14,000 members across Canada and around the globe. CIM is dedicated to advancing knowl- edge and technology as well as facilitating networking, frater- nity and professional development for the mining industry. Why "Mining 4 Everyone"? Firstly, mining provides value to multiple stakeholders – communities in which mining com- panies operate or, ultimately, the end users of the minerals mined. From another perspective, we must speak of diversity in mining – where opportunities exist for people of diverse skills and backgrounds. "Over the course of the CIM Convention, we will be tackling the many issues emanating from the growing shortage of skills, making succession planning for the industry a challenge," says Robert W. Schafer, CIM 2014 Convention co-chair and CIM president. "We must set the stage for sustained resilience going forward. More than 110,000 new workers will be required by 2020, and creating great opportunities for all workers including women, aboriginal communities and immigrants can ensure the future of mining in Canada." Understanding the opportunities that mining can provide, using due care, and paying attention to the environment will give mining companies the social licence to operate. Mining can either be tolerated or considered the lifeblood of generations of workers. CIM has always been a firm advocate for opportunities Mining 4 Everyone CIM's 2014 ConventIon thIs May wIll showCase the InClusIve Culture of the MInIng Industry By Lise BujoLd p40-41_CIM.indd 40 14-02-14 3:06 PM

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