Members Award - Description
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Group sponsors this award, which is presented to one of the "Unsung Heroes" of the mining industry.
This Year's Winner - 2011Gordon E. Morris
For his phenomenal work and efforts in dispelling the public myths of our industry, particularly coal mining, to hundreds of classrooms throughout the Prairie region.
Gordon Morris has been the account manager in the mining division of Wajax Industries for the past 18 years. He is responsible for sales and marketing to mines in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Upon completion of his education in Winnipeg, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in Victoria for three years where he also played junior hockey. Gordon returned to Winnipeg in 1970 and joined Wajax. In 1976, he moved to Saskatchewan to work as a sales manager in the mine equipment business. He relocated to Alberta in 1985 as the manager in the mining division of TCM Equipment before returning to Wajax in 1993.
He joined CIM in 1979 and served as the chair of the Saskatchewan Mines Support Group for seven years. In 1991, he took an active role with the CIM Coal and Industrial Minerals Society as director of education speaking to schools, colleges and universities in Western Canada on “Careers in Mining.”
He was on the organizing committees of Potash 83, CIM AGM in Edmonton/Calgary and actively involved in the Coal Association of Canada. For the past 19 years he has been Chairman of the Annual SE Alberta Coal Miners “STARS” Charity Golf Classic.