2020 Awards Recipients
Bill Dennis Award: Rudy Wahl
For his enduring perseverance as a prospector and the discovery of several precious metal, diamond and rare earth occurrences in northwestern Ontario.
Distinguished Service Award: Lynda Bloom
For her leadership in the junior mining sector, her thousands of volunteer hours dedicated to PDAC, and her exploration geochemistry expertise.
Skookum Jim Award: Hans Matthews
For his contribution to Canada’s mineral exploration and mining sector by building bridges between Indigenous communities and the industry through the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA).
Sustainability Award (formerly Environmental & Social Responsibility): Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s Nunavut Community Relations, Education & People Development Team
For developing a strong Inuit workforce and supporting the Kivalliq region of Nunavut with training, education and community-led projects that benefit everyone.
Thayer Lindsley Award: Firuz Alizade and the Lidya-Hod Maden Exploration Team
For the 2015 discovery of the Hod Maden gold-copper deposit in eastern Turkey.
Viola R. MacMillan Award: Touquoy/Moose River Mine Development Team – Wally Bucknell, Steven Dean, Ronald Hawkes, Bruce Hudgins, John Wightman
For developing the Touquoy open pit mine and consolidating other gold deposits near Moose River in Nova Scotia after the gold potential of the area had been unrecognized for decades.
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