Mel W. Bartley Award - Description
The Mel Bartley Award is presented by the CIM Thunder Bay Branch to a CIM Branch that has demonstrated the most progress reaching the aims and objectives of the Institute.
This Year's Winner - 2011Saskatoon Branch
In recognition of the Branch’s outstanding efforts in providing networking opportunities and specialized information to the local minerals industry, and for educational support to students.
The Saskatoon Branch has been an active member of the CIM community for over four decades. Their monthly technical meetings are well attended and include operators, suppliers, consultants, students and interested community, government, regulator and stakeholder groups.
The Saskatoon Branch is committed to offering an interesting technical and social development program. Its events are designed to encourage a sense of comradeship, networking and sharing of professional and personal development and contacts. The branch has chosen to put special emphasis on identifying and developing students and young practitioners for coaching and mentoring. Part of this special effort has included developing additional scholarship programming and funding, and developing a student subset of the branch at the University of Saskatchewan.