CIM Distinguished Service Medal - Origin CIM Distinguished Service Medal

This gold medal was inaugurated by the 1956-1957 CIM Council as an award for distinguished or meritorious service, to the Institute or the mineral industry, of a nature not necessarily technical or scientific.

It is patterned after the President’s Medal, being the same size and design, consisting of a framed gold medal and a plaque featuring an inscription relating to the recipient signed by the CIM President.


1. The medal is to be awarded for exceptional service to the Institute or industry.

2. The award may be presented from time to time as circumstances warrant, but not more than one award shall be made in any given year.

3. Nominations for the award shall be made over the signatures of at least ten (10) CIM national members and forwarded to the Executive Director of the Institute by December 15th of the year prior to the presentation of the award.

4. Every nomination must be accompanied by a statement giving clearly the reasons which, in the opinion of the nominators, make their nominee a suitable candidate for the award.

5. The nominations shall be submitted to a special Committee composed of the last three (3) living Past Presidents and the President, who shall be the convener of the Committee, which will report its recommendations to the Executive Director.

6. The report received by the Executive Director shall be presented to CIM Council for consideration and approval not later than the last Council meeting held prior to the next Annual General Meeting of the Institute.

7. The members of the Committee shall not be party to the nomination of any candidate.

8. When reasonably possible, the recipient shall be expected to receive the Medal in person during the course of the Annual General Meeting of the Institute following the announcement of the award, or at such a time or place as CIM Council may direct.

9. All nominations properly presented shall remain in good standing for a period of three (3) years unless formally withdrawn over the signatures of a majority of members responsible for the nomination.

10. Nominees must be CIM National Members.