Each year, the CMP recognize superior accomplishments of CIM members in the field of Mineral Processing at its Annual Banquet. Five (5) distinct and prestigious awards can be granted to exceptional individuals who are nominated by their peers of the industry.

1. Mineral Processor of the Year
2. A.R. MacPherson – Comminution Award
3. Bill Moore – Special Achievement Award
4. Lifetime Achievement Award
5. Ray MacDonald Volunteer Award

Every CIM/CMP member is allowed to propose nominations. More than one nomination can be made by the same individual but no one can nominate himself/herself. Each nomination must be endorsed, through support letters, by at least five (5) CIM/CMP members.

The nomination process is simple.

1. Get a copy of the Nomination Form, and further info from the CMP website
2. Fill out the form by hand or electronically
3. Submit form with five support letters to Past Chair (Johnna Muinonen) and Secretary (Rory Cameron)
The deadline to submit nominations is November 15, 2018.


The Award Selection Committee is chaired by the current CMP Past-Chairman who names six other committee members from the CMP Board of Directors. Directors who nominate and/or endorse a candidate for a CMP Award are excluded from the award selection process. All awards are presented at the Banquet of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors held in January of each year.

2017 CMP Award Winners

Mineral Processor of the Year – Glenn Dobby and Glenn Kosick
Bill Moore Special Achievement – David Caraford
Art Macpherson Comminution – Mark Richardson
Ray Macdonald Volunteer Award – Rob Piccolo
CMP Lifetime Award – Ken Major

CMP/CIM Distinctions for 2017

Past Chair – Scott Martin
Best Presentation – Jean-François Dupont
André Laplante Memorial Scholarship – Alex Thivierge
Byron Knelson Memorial Scholarship – Douglas Kao
1st Lucky Amaratunga Technical Report Competition – Bailee Johnson
2nd LATRC – P.S. Semkowich and L.W. Watt
3rd LATRC – Maxime Chabot

CMP Past Award Recipients