Awards

Norah J. (“Nean”) Allman, Principal Allman & Associates Corporate Communication – 2019 Trailblazer Award Winner
Mary Caesar, Kaska Dena Elder, Liard First Nation & Member of the Wolf Clan, Watson Lake, Yukon - 2019 Indigenous Traiblazer Award Winner

For decades, women have contributed to the mining and minerals industry of Canada. Through leadership, education and innovation, these women have opened doors for more women to participate in one of Canada’s most vital sectors. The Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer and Mentorship Awards are a national awards platform to recognize the achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canadian mining and/or the inclusion of women in the industry. These women are innovators that have had the courage and the vision to redefine traditional structures. They are builders and disruptors in every sector of the mining industry. These individuals, women and mentors, are all forward-looking and challenging the status quo. Our Nominees are all game-changers!

Women in Mining Canada Awards Program

WIMC Trailblazer Award

The purpose of the award is to bring national recognition to women in mining in Canada.  By honouring these women we hope to draw attention to the important role women have in the industry, share success stories, and encourage more young women to enter our industry.

WIMC Indigenous Trailblazer Award

Many Indigenous women have contributed extensively to the development of the mineral industry in Canada. The Indigenous Trailblazer Award recognizes and celebrates these contributions.  The purpose of this award is to bring national recognition to the contribution Indigenous women bring to our industry.

WIMC Student Trailblazer Award

WIMC wishes to recognize those female students who have played a pivotal role in their studies /with other students/ at their school/highlighting the role of women in the industry.

WIMC Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award

WIMC 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.

Rick Hutson Mentorship Award

Breaking into a new field is a daunting task at best, and the mining world presents numerous complexities.  This awards purpose is to recognize an individual who has elevated, encouraged and empowered women to navigate our industry to success.

Gabrielle Samek, Queen's University, Mining Engineering (Graduation 2020) - 2019 Student Trailblazer Award Winner
Prof. Heather Jamieson, Queen's University School of Environmental Studies, Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering - 2019 Rick Hutson Mentorship Award Winner