Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 21, 2018) – Young Mining Professionals (“YMP”) is pleased to announce that the winners of YMP 2017’s Peter Munk and Eira Thomas Awards are Stephen de Jong of Integra Resources, and Catherine Raw of Barrick Gold.
The YMP Awards, presented in association with The Northern Miner, are intended by the YMP to recognize two young mining professionals, a male and a female, who over the past year, and during their careers, have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and innovative thinking to provide value for their companies and shareholders, as well as for themselves. The YMP Awards are named after two iconic entrepreneurs in the mining industry, Peter Munk and Eira Thomas.
Nominees for the Awards most be under 40 years of age in 2017 and active in some aspect of the mining industry in Canada, the U.S. or the United Kingdom. Voting on a selection of nominees was held in January by a committee representing the four YMP chapters and The Northern Miner.
The Awards will be presented to Catherine and Stephen at the YMP Awards Gala on Saturday March 3, 2018, 6pm at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, Canada as the kick off event for the mining industry’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s Conference. Tickets are now on sale by following this link:
YMP would like to thank our generous sponsors and supporters of the YMP Awards: Barrick Gold, KPMG, Cassels Brock and RBC Capital Markets, whose commitment to our industry’s next generation of leaders is greatly appreciated.
YMP is a growing association of mining professionals based in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, Canada and in London, United Kingdom, that shares the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the mining industry. Our four chapters have over 1,500 followers including a diverse mix of young mining professionals with a wide variety of skills and education. Our followers are typically well educated and experienced individuals under the age of 40.
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 networking and social events, as well as high-profile guest speaker events throughout the year.
For more information on YMP, the four chapters, the YMP Awards, YMP events and Career Connect, or the YMP Scholarship Fund please visit our website at www.youngminingprofessionals.com or email us at [email protected].