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WIM Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award NOMINATION DEADLINE

January 31, 2018

Women in Mining (WIM) Canada wishes to recognize those Indigenous women students who have played a pivotal
role in their studies /with other students/ at their school/highlighting the role of Indigenous youth and women in
the industry. The Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award consists of a CAN$500 prize, as well as the opportunity to
represent both students and Indigenous Women in Mining Canada at various events throughout the year. The
winner will also chair next year’s selection committee for the Award.

The winner of the Award will be expected to attend the Women in Mining Canada event at the Prospectors and
Developer’s Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention in March 2018.


Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit and Métis) Female students currently enrolled in post-secondary (grade 12)
studies, including a Canadian university, technical college, or trade school program and have shown an interest
in working in the mining industry, once their courses have been completed. Work experience in the industry
is an asset; however, it is not a requirement. All fields of study will be considered.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Bilingualism is an asset but not required.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Please fill out the application form found at http://bit.ly/2DNRY74.
  2. Provide a one-page CV, and highlight your interest in the mining industry and any applicable experience, work or otherwise (i.e. volunteering, mentoring, etc.)
  3. Provide a full transcript for your school. An unofficial transcript is accepted.
  4. Provide letters of support or reference from at least two (2) of the following:
  • Professors/teachers/tutors
  • Peers/colleagues
  • Community leaders or Elders
  • Work supervisors or employers
  • Leaders of volunteer organizations

The closing date for receipt of nominations is January 31st, 2018.

Please send nominations via email to info@wimcanada.org (Subject: 2018 WIM Indigenous Student Trailblazer

The judging committee will be Indigenous and diverse, and consist of students, new graduates and industry
professionals, as well as a representative of WIM Canada.

Visit http://wimcanada.org to learn more about the Rick Hutson Memorial Award and the other WIMC Awards.