The award will be made from time to time as circumstances warrant, in recognition of outstanding leadership in innovation by an active CIM/CMP member to advance the mineral processing industry. Leadership must be demonstrated in at least one of the following areas:
– Research and development
– Equity, diversity and inclusion
– Policy and developing strategic priorities
– Implementation of new technology
– Partnerships and collaborations

The award shall consist of an appropriate plaque and other testimonial as decided from time to time by the Board of Directors.

No more than one award may be made in one year.

The recipient will normally be a CIM member active in the Canadian Mineral Processors Society but non-members with exceptional qualifications may be considered for the award.

The membership at large shall nominate candidates for the awards. The nomination shall be supported by at least five (5) members of the CIM/CMP Society.

The selection committee will recommend a suitable candidate or candidates to the CMP Board of Directors for the award who make the final adjudication.

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

The award should be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors. If this time and place are not suitable, the Board of Directors may specify suitable alternate arrangements for the presentation of the award.