The first Bursary was named in honour of Joan Bath, an inspirational mining engineer from the CSA Global's headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, who has embodied excellence and achievement in the mining industry over several decades.
The second Bursary was named in honour of Peter Howe who founded A.C.A. Howe International in Toronto and went on to establish offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia.
A.C.A. Howe went on to become a leader in global exploration consulting and was responsible for several discoveries around the world, including the Bernic Lake Tantalum mine in Canada, Jabiluka Uranium Mine in Australia, and Mount Muro in Indonesia.