UMCIM exists to bring together students enrolled within the department of Geological Sciences who are interested in the Canadian mining industry, and to provide further involvement in the field of economic geology. An additional purpose will be to connect students with industry professionals. This will be achieved through field trips to various mining districts across Manitoba and holding informal events to introduce students with professional geologists. The ultimate goal of the chapter is to prepare students for a successful career in the Canadian mining industry.
The Canadian Institution of Mining (CIM) is a Canadian non-profit organization devoted to connecting the Canadian mining industry and ensuring it remains educated in socio-economic issues associated with the resource extraction sector and maintains sustainable practices and expertise for integrated resource development. By starting a chapter here at the University of Manitoba, we hope to connect students with the CIM and its values. This will ultimately allow geology students graduating from the U of M be to better rounded professional geologists as they start their careers in the mining industry.