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ReThink Mining events are designed to facilitate broad knowledge sharing and collaboration across our industry, academic and government networks.

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Past ReThink Mining events

Distinguished Lecturer Program | September 28, 2022
The CIM Distinguished Lecturers program started in 1968 and has continuously provided a lineup of individuals who have shared their knowledge with the mining community for over five decades. Every year, the lecturers are elected by their peers through the CIM Awards program and hold the title for a complete season (September to June).

In September of 2022, Gillian Holcroft, CMIC, gave a lecture in French titled: Collaboration et innovation dans les mines et la métallurgie.

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Mining Transformed 2022 | September 26 -29, 2022
Norcat hosted the world’s first underground mining technology exhibition at their Underground Centre, a state-of-the-art operating mine located in Sudbury, ON. Mining Transformed 2022 provided a unique opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to connect underground amongst live demonstrations of emerging technologies that are poised to transform the global mining industry.
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Mining Book Launch by WIPO Geneva | June 21, 2022
Carl Weatherell participated in a virtual panel discussion for the Mining Book Launch – Global Challenges for Innovation in Mining Industries organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva.
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e-MINERAÇÃO 2022 | May 3, 2022
Carl Weatherell was joined by Tales Barros, Vale and Pamela Antonioli, Hub de Innovación Minera del Perú for a virtual panel discussion. e-MINERAÇÃO is a virtual event hosted by IBRAM (The Brazilian Mining Institute) that includes business rounds, technical lectures, panel discussions with topics of great relevance to the sector, business pitches for startups, and more.
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CIM Distinguished Lecturer | March 16-17, 2022
CMIC's Gillian Holcroft was featured as a distinguished lecturer on Collaboration & Innovation in Mining and Metallurgy. The discussion was focused on our projects and the added benefits of working with open-minded and motivated professionals across our industry, as well as the importance of investing in innovation for long-term growth.
Circularity Across the Mining and Metals Value Chain conference | September 15, 2021
Carl Weatherell, CMIC Executive Director & CEO, was a panelist at the Circularity Across the Mining and Metals Value Chain conference, discussing the role of collaboration and the value of innovation/transformation roadmaps in advancing CE in the mining sector. 
International Council on Metals and Mining (ICMM) | June 9 - 11, 2021
CMIC’s team were presenters at the International Council on Metals and Mining (ICMM) meeting discussing the next phase of project scoping related to the ICMM Tailings Aspirational Goal of reducing or eliminating tailings will be held over these 3 days. Trevor Kelly led the discussion related to mechanical cutting, Gillian Holcroft led on sensor-based ore sorting, and Carl Weatherell led on a “global knowledge repository”.
Canadian Mining Schools (CMS) Committee | May 4, 2021
CMIC's Carl Weatherell presented to the Canadian Mining Schools (CMS) Committee on, “The Race to Zero Waste: Implications for Academic Research and Education”. The presentation will focus on the changing state of the industry, how CMIC works with academia and the opportunity to change undergraduate and graduate education to meet the future needs of the industry.
Mining Suppliers Trade Assocation (MSTA) | March 24, 2021
CMIC's Carl Weatherell was interviewed on the Mining Suppliers Trade Assocation (MSTA) program, The Dig, to provide an overview of CMIC, our projects and how we work with the supply chain.
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Circular Economy: The Mining and Metals Sector Event | March 23, 2021
CMIC's Carl Weatherell was on a panel at the Circular Economy and the Mining and Metals Sector event hosted by the Smart Prosperity Institute in partnership with Natural Resources Canada. The topic of the panel was “Exploring a CE Transition in Metals & Mining: Value Proposition, Opportunities & Barriers” with participants from ArcelorMittal, Lafarge and IRMA. Discussion focused on the inextricable alignment of CMIC’s Towards Zero Waste Mining and associated project consortia to the circular economy.
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Sensor Based Ore Sorting Open Call | March 18, 2021
CMIC hosted its Sensor Based Ore Sorting Open Call webinar. Canada’s leading SME’s, start-ups and entrepreneurs were invited to submit applications to have their companies discuss their innovative sensing technologies with 9 mining companies across 3 major commodities: oil sands, base metals, and gold. This information session was supported from the National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
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Atomic Energy Canada Limited and Canadian Nuclear Labs (CNL) | March 5, 2021
Atomic Energy Canada Limited and Canadian Nuclear Labs (CNL) hosted a workshop entitled, “Small Modular Reactors and the Path to Net Zero Mining”. CMIC’s Trevor Kelly moderated a panel entitled, “Off Grid Applications and Canada’s Advantage”.
Letter of appreciation from the Presidents and CEO of AECL and CNL
Ore Understanding Open Call | February 4, 2021
In partnership with NewLab-Prospect Mining Studio, CMIC held an international open call focused on “Ore Understanding” as part of the Sensor Based Ore Sorting Consortium. Four companies were identified as relevant and additional SME’s have approached CMIC.
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