Young Mining Professionals Expands its Network with YMP Sudbury
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 21, 2018) - Young Mining Professionals ("YMP") is pleased to announce its newest chapter located in Sudbury, Ontario. The YMP Sudbury chapter expands YMP's reach to five cities with the group having plans to announce additional Chapters in the near term. YMP is always on the lookout for additional expansion opportunities within mining hubs around the world that will assist the group in promoting the mining industry and connect its young people by leveraging the global YMP network.
Greater Sudbury is a world class mining centre that hosts some of the world's richest ores and serves as a base of operation for multiple majors and scores of junior exploration and service companies that cater to the mining industry. Sudbury's mining companies employ approximately 6,000 people and support a 300-company mining supply and service sector cluster that employs a further 10,000 people.
YMP Sudbury's Inaugural Event Announced
YMP Sudbury will host its inaugural Distinguished Speaker Dinner event with Samantha Espley, Director of the Technology & Innovation Centre for Mining and Mineral Processing for Vale Base Metals operations on October 23rd, 2018 at the Northern Water Sports Centre, on beautiful Lake Ramsey.
YMP is a growing association of mining professionals based in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Sudbury and London, UK, that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the Canadian and United Kingdom based mining industry. 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.
Each YMP chapter hosts a wide range of events in their respective city, including the Distinguished Speakers series, which has attracted mining icons Peter Munk, Pierre Lassonde, Ian Telfer, Eira Thomas, Rob McEwen, Don Lindsay, Ross Beaty, Kelvin Dushnisky, Mick Davis, Lukas Lundin and many more.
YMP, in partnership with the Northern Miner, hosts the Young Mining Professional of the Year Awards ("YMP Awards"), an annual event held during the PDAC Conference in Toronto, at which a female and male mining professional are recognized for demonstrating 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 mining industry icons, Peter Munk and Eira Thomas. The 2019 YMP Awards will be held on March 2, 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, with public nominations for the awards opening in October 2018.
YMP Scholarship Fund
In 2018 YMP Toronto awarded $12,000 via three separate $4,000 scholarships, each one being awarded to a deserving female, male and a member of Canada's Indigenous community. YMP Scholarship Program is for Canadian university students who are pursuing a career in the mining industry through either on earth sciences or mining engineering program. Details for the 2019 Scholarships will be announced soon.