YMP Toronto with funding provided by IAMGOLD Corp. and Orefinders Resources Inc., is proud to introduce a series of scholarships that it is offering to Canadian university students pursuing a career in mining.


In 2018 YMP 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 Winners

Congratulations to the 2018/2019 YMP Scholarship Winners

YMP Scholarship for Canadian Male Student, sponsored by IAMGOLD:


Lewis Wan is a Mining Engineering student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is currently working as a co-op student at the Mount Polley Mine with the environment department, collecting field samples for processing as well as doing restoration and reclamation work. Lewis has been passionate about the mining industry since high school, where he took on internships and volunteering opportunities for non-profit organizations such as MineralsEd and CIM. He is fascinated by the limitation of talents and creativity in the industry and hopes to lead the way for new innovation and mining technology. Outside of school, Lewis enjoys photography and cinematography and often posts YouTube videos related to mining and education. Lewis’ dream is to one day visit and work at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia.

YMP Scholarship for Canadian Female Student, sponsored by IAMGOLD:

Romy Done is a Mining Engineering student entering her final year of study at the University of Toronto. Over the course of her undergraduate degree, Romy has taken 32 months of mining internships at 3 different operations, working in locations such as Alberta, Northwest Territories and Arizona.  These experiences have thoroughly expanded her understanding and view of mining. In her last year of undergrad, Rony will be taking on leading roles in her department, namely as Mining Club President and U of T Mining Games 2018 Captain. She looks forward to a long career in mining post-graduation and to carve out her own path as a leader in the industry.


YMP Scholarship for Canadian Indigenous Student, sponsored by Orefinders Resources:

Charlene Duffett is a member of the NunatuKavut (Southern Inuit) from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Charlene completed her BSc Hons at Carleton University in 2017 and subsequently undertook an MSc in partnership with the Geological Survey of Canada. Her project focuses on the evolution of metasomatic ore systems in the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador, specifically uranium precipitation and timing of the Kitts-Posthill trend. When not looking at rocks, Charlene enjoys knitting, soccer and video games. She hopes to enter the mining industry upon completion of her degree, where she is driven to combine her love of geology with a passion for feminism and Indigenous reconciliation.