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 2019 YMP TORONTO will be awarding $20,000 via Four separate $4,000 scholarships, and four seperate $1,000 scholarships. each scholarship will be awarded to a deserving female, male and a member of Canadian Indigenous Community. New for 2019 is anaconda’s scholarship for an individual from atlantic canada.
Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled for the 2019 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 along with yamana gold. 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. Anaconda mining is supporting the atlantic canada scholarship. all our sponsors enthusiastically support Canada’s next generation of mining leaders.
2018 Scholarship Receipient
2018 Scholarship Recipient
2018 Scholarship Recipient