Call For Short Courses

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Call For Short Courses

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50th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference January 23-25, 2018

The CMP organizing committee invites proposals for short courses to be presented at the 50th Annual
Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference. Courses can be offered in either French or English.
The following are examples of topics, listed by category that would be of interest to conference

Process design and operation

 Comminution
 Flotation
 Gravity separation
 Gold ore processing
 Hydrometallurgy
 Tailings Preparation

Process equipment selection and operation

 Slurry pumps
 Pipelines
 Belt conveyors
 Solid/Liquid separation
Ore characterization
 Mineralogy
 Testing and piloting

Plant performance monitoring and optimization techniques

 Sampling
 Geometallurgy
 Instrumentation
 Process control & measurement
 Simulation
 Tailings management and water treatment
 Metallurgical accounting
 Mineral economics, deposit economic evaluations, cost estimation, NI43-101

Deadline to Submit Proposal:  September 15th, 2017

Requirements for Short Course Proposals

Course Title: The title of the proposed course should be concise and accurately reflect the content of the

Course Language: Courses can be offered in French or English

Lead Instructor: Identify one person as Lead Instructor. Future correspondence will be conducted
through the Lead Instructor, who will be responsible for informing the other instructors.
Instructors: Instructors must have demonstrable expertise in the discipline (qualifications to be included
in the proposal). Each instructor’s role in the course should be clearly defined.

Course Length: Short courses are generally either full-day (8 hours) or 2-day course (16 hours)

Objectives: State the objectives of the course in a few sentences.

Description: The description, 200 words maximum, must cover the purpose of the course and the topics
to be discussed.

Outline: Include a concise listing of topics to be discussed.

Products/Course Materials: List the products to be distributed and their format (e.g. hardcopy of course
notes, CD, etc.).  Indicate if you are producing the material for distribution or you wish CMP to do the

Audio-Visual: Please list all equipment you will need to conduct your course (audio-visual equipment,
computers etc.

Cost Estimate: Please accurately estimate all costs for which you expect reimbursement.

Special Needs:  List any special room, space, or equipment requirements.  Also list items that you expect
participants to bring (laptop computers, for example).

Please submit your proposals by September 15th, 2017 to:

Scott Martin, CMP Past Chair 2018                            Rory Cameron, CMP Secretary                           

BC/YYukon CMP Internship Opportunities

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This year the BC/YK CMP will continue the successful internship programme as part of our student programme. As with the previous 2 years we have had this programme, we have prepared the attached letter. At this stage we are requesting you review the letter and reply to David Minson or myself as to whether you are interested.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me or David. Looking forward to hearing back from those who are interested and wishing you all a good long weekend!


Berge Simonian, P.Eng.
Chair, CMP BC/Yukon Branch
Metso Minerals Canada Inc.
2281 Hunter Road
Kelowna BC
V1X 7C5
Cellular: +1 250 317 8910

Call For Papers

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50th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference
Past, Present and Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

January 23 to 25, 2018
Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

Please submit technical papers from the full spectrum of subjects in mineral processing for all commodities. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Mineral Processors Conference we are specifically requesting papers that support the theme of the Past, Present and Future. We are soliciting papers from new and operating plants describing regarding all aspects of mineral processing including  plant design, start-ups and improvements, application of new technologies, ore characterization and process mineralogy in optimization and design, precious metals recovery, tailings handling and management. We will be looking for papers that specifically celebrate successes of our past, achievements of today and innovations for the future.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any additional information. Authors selected will be required to produce a written paper by Oct 6, 2017 and present a 20 minute technical presentation to the conference.

Please submit a ~200 word abstract for consideration before July 15th, 2017 to:

Brian Danyliw, 1st Vice Chair CMP2018