CMP Student Program
The CMP student program is very successful. We take great pride, care and concern for our students. They are the future of our industry and we have a duty to mentor and develop them. It is due to the dedication of the CMP Board, CANMET personnel, and the sponsors that we are able to accomplish a first rate student program.

Student Rate for CMP Conference
The student rate for students is $20. Students can attend the sessions however proceedings and other activities (i.e. banquet) are not included. For these students we ask that delegates not attending the banquet to donate their banquet tickets for these students.

Lucky Amaratunga Technical Report Competition
Each year the CMP holds a student technical report contest. René Del Villar (Rene.DelVillar@gmn.ulaval.ca), CMP Education Representative organizes this activity. Universities are contacted and asked to send two entries from each institution. Submissions received are judged and a winner selected. The winner receives a cash prize and paid travel to the CMP conference. The student is formally recognized at the banquet. Second and third place winners also receive a cash award.  DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2016

For detail, please download the poster.

André Laplante Memorial Scholarship

The Andre Laplante scholarship was first awarded in 2008. Criteria for the scholarship can be found by clicking on the following link:

André Laplante Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the scholarship, the recipient is invited to attend the CMP conference with travel paid for. The student is recognized at the banquet. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Byron Knelson Memorial Scholarship

To recognize Byron Knelson’s significant contributions to mineral processing a new scholarship in his name was just announced.. Criteria for the scholarship can be found by clicking on the following link:

Byron Knelson Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the scholarship, the recipient is invited to attend the CMP conference with travel paid for. The student is recognized at the banquet. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Toronto Branch Canadian Mineral Processors Mineral Processing Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Toronto Branch of the CMP.

Click here for details.

BC/Yukon Branch – Mineral Processing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the BC/Yukon Branch of the CMP.

Click here for details.

CMP Sponsored Student Program
Each year the CMP brings two students from each university that has a mineral processing program to the CMP conference. Travel accommodation expenses are paid by the CMP. This is done by giving each student a budgeted amount of money based on the travel cost. For students in the relatively near area, the amount is based on bus travel. For longer distances it is based on plane travel. The students assist with the audio visual (AV). The Second Vice Chair is in charge of the student program. There are several key people at CANMET that provide the training for the students.

On Monday evening the students receive their duties and training for the week. After they attend a Student Mixer where they meet other students and members of the CMP board. In the past several years we have also had a speaker from the program give a short presentation to the students. The choice of the person has been based on a topic that is related to the students.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the students have a schedule of duties. When not on duty the students gain exposure to the mineral processing industry by attending the conference.

In evenings the students are invited to attend the sessions. On Tuesday night it is the Chairman’s reception. This is a great opportunity for the students to network (i.e. future career opportunities). To help the students network, a Scavenger Hunt is held. The scavenger hunt consists of the students being task to talk to people that meet criteria listed out on a sheet of paper. For instance they may have to find someone that has worked in South America . The idea is to help stimulate networking and conversation. On Wednesday evening the students attend the banquet. At the banquet the students are recognized.

On Thursday at lunch time there is the student lunch to thank the students for attending and helping out with the conference.
The student program is funded by sponsorship from companies. These companies are recognized and thanked for their contributions by displaying their logos on the conference screen between papers, listing them on the banquet menu, and mentioning them at the banquet.