Young Mining Professionals (YMP) is a growing international association of mining professionals based in major mining centres across the world, that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the mining and exploration industry. YMP was established to assist participants in obtaining the skills, support and knowledge to successfully advance their careers, develop a network of contacts within the industry, and identify career and mining-related investment opportunities. YMP facilitates these objectives through topical networking, guest speaker and social events organized throughout the year
The YMP Awards, presented in association with The Northern Miner, recognize two young mining professionals, a male and a female, who over the past year, and during the course of their careers, have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and innovative thinking to provide value for their companies and shareholders, as well as for themselves.
The Awards are named after two iconic entrepreneurs in the mining industry, Peter Munk and Eira Thomas.
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In 2018 YMP TORONTO will be awarding $12,000 via three separate $4,000 scholarships, each one being awarded to a deserving female, male and a member of Canadian Indigenous Community.
Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled for the 2018 academic year at a Canadian university who are pursuing a career in the mining industry through either on earth sciences or mining engineering program.
These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of corporate donors. This year IAMGOLD Corp. has funded the respective female and male YMP Scholarships, and Orefinders Resources Inc. has funded the YMP Scholarship for a member of Canada’s Indigenous Community. Both IAMGOLD and Orefinders enthusiastically support Canada’s next generation of mining leaders.
2018 Scholarship Receipient
2018 Scholarship Recipient
2018 Scholarship Recipient