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 Chairman (Paul Blatter) and Secretary (Janice Zinck)
The deadline to submit nominations is November 15, 2015.


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.

CMP Award Winners for 2015

Mineral Processor of the Year – Robert Rotzinger
Bill Moore Special Achievement – not awarded
Art Macpherson Comminution – to be awarded at SAG 2015
Ray Macdonald Volunteer Award – Raymond MacDonald
Lifetime Achievement Award – René Del Villar

CMP/CIM Distinctions for 2015

Past Chair – Pierre Julien
Best Presentation – Rodrigo Araya
Student Technical Report Award – Kristie Peloquin and Graham Cross
André Laplante Memorial Scholarship – Michele Tuchscherer
Byron Knelson Memorial Scholarship – William Yin
CIM Fellowship – Donald Leroux and Ian Orford

Past Award Winners