Nominations for the 2020 Peter Munk and Eira Thomas Awards are Now Open

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 29, 2019) – Young Mining Professionals (“YMP”) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting, in partnership with The Northern Miner, the fourth annual Young Mining Professional of the Year Awards (“YMP Awards”) on Saturday February 29, 2020 at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel. The YMP Awards are named after two iconic entrepreneurs in the mining industry, Peter Munk and Eira Thomas.

YMP is asking the public for its assistance in identifying the best leaders in the mining and metals industry. The YMP Awards recognize two young mining entrepreneurs, 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 criteria for nomination are as follows:

  • Under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2019; and
  • Currently engaged in the mining and metals industry.

Please visit to submit your nomination.

Nominations for the Peter Munk Award (male) and the Eira Thomas Award (female) are open to the public until January 12, 2020. The selection committee, consisting of YMP Directors and Senior Executives at The Northern Miner, will select the nominees and announce the award recipients in February 2020.

The past recipients of the Peter Munk Award are Jose Vizquerra, Stephen de Jong and Nolan Watson. The past recipients of the Eira Thomas Award are Andrée St Germain, Catherine Raw, and Alicia Woods.

YMP would like to thank the generous sponsors and supporters of the YMP Awards: Barrick Gold, KPMG, Cassels Brock and Rio Tinto, whose commitment to our industry’s next generation is invaluable to recognizing the talented and committed professionals within the mining sector.

About YMP

YMP is a global association of mining professionals that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the mining industry. YMP has chapters in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Sudbury, London UK, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Johannesburg. 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 scholarships, networking and social events, as well as high-profile guest speaker events throughout the year. Each chapter hosts a range of events in their respective city, including the Distinguished Speakers series, which has attracted the industry’s top icons, including Peter Munk, Pierre Lassonde, Sir Mick Davis, Mark Cutifani, Ian Telfer, Eira Thomas, Rob McEwen, Don Lindsay, Ross Beaty and many more.

For more information on YMP, the chapters, the YMP Awards and other YMP events, please visit our website at or email us at [email protected].

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