Throughout 2018 CIM Magazine will feature the stories and experiences – both the good and the bad – of women, Indigenous people and people of colour working in the mining industry through a series of Q&As, columns and stories reporting on issues of importance to them.


“We have been able to train our eyes to not see it”
PDAC award-winning consultant Lana Eagle wants mining companies to understand the history of residential schools

Saskatchewan minerals institute funds five projects to increase diversity in mining
Saskatchewan Mining Association, University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering among the winners of $1-million diversity and inclusion challenge

The tightrope between two worlds
Martha Manuel is building partnerships with First Nations at New Gold’s B.C. operations, but this often means walking a fine line between the cultural beliefs she’s been raised with and the industry she works in 

The future of mining foretold
Mining engineering student and Disrupt Mining judge Veronica Knott is one to watch 

Mining's #MeToo movement
Me Too Mining draws attention to harassment and sexual violence in mining

Clothing as culture
Covergalls founder Alicia Woods wants women to feel they belong in the industry

Invention born of necessity
Engineer Theresa Nyabeze takes a do-it-yourself approach to diversity

First female mine rescue team fundraising to attend international competition
Canada's "Diamonds in the Rough" will be the first ever all-female team to attend International Mines Rescue Competition 

Networking events a challenge for new mothers looking to participate, organizers trying to include them
Industry conferences attempt to keep up with needs of young mothers, but struggle with liability, cost of offering on-site childcare

Mining companies adopt flexible work policies to accommodate new mothers
"People are going to start demanding those things": women say flexibility is necessary in returning to work after childbirth 

The relationship builder
Noront vice-president Glenn Nolan is navigating the complicated relationships of the Ring of Fire 

Mining myth-buster Charles Nyabeze wants the mining industry to tap into new skill sets
The vice-president of CEMI says mining should look to innovation in other industries 

All-female mine rescue team nabs People's Choice award at international competition
Canadian teams Tahoe Canada and Diamonds in the Rough receive special diploma prizes at International Mines Rescue Competition

Checking the pulse on gender equity
At the University of Saskatchewan, Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley is researching the state of diversity and inclusion in today’s mining industry 

Mining mentorship programs abound but don't solve industry's retention challenge
Mentorship programs have their benefits but shouldn't be the only solution to mining's diversity problem 

Greater board diversity reduces risk of environmental lawsuits, Australian researcher finds
Despite benefits of increased board diversity, appointing more women has been a "glacial" process in Canada, experts say

On the frontline of the push for gender equity in mining
Over a decades-long career, Barbara Caelles advocated for gender equity and developed strong networks for women in British Columbia’s mining industry