Awards Committee

Awards Committee

The AME Awards Committee solicits, receives, and adjudicates nominations for the Annual AME Awards. These awards include the H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award, E.A. Scholz Award, Murray Pezim Award, Hugo Dummett Diamond Award, Colin Spence Award, and the Robert R. Hedley Award.

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They formally recommend recipients of awards to the AME Board of Directors, preserve the integrity and promote the significance of the AME Awards, and manage the AME Outreach Education Fund.

Member and Public Outreach Committee

Member and Public Outreach Committee

The AME Member and Public Outreach Committee is a new committee that has combined two of its predecessors, the AME Marketing and Communications Committee and the Membership Committee. More information coming soon!

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Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board when the Board is not in session. In this role, the Executive provides leadership to the Association by supporting the President, Vice President(s), staff and committees with direction, advice, and planning and, as required, by Board-level decision making.

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Staff lead:  Kendra Johnston | 778.772.4410

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Members of the AME Finance Committee review, on behalf of the Board of Directors, the preparation of the annual operating budget and the quarterly and annual financial statements, as well as our returns on investment assets and other related matters.

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Staff lead:  Lorelie Balatbat 

Health & Safety Committee

Health & Safety Committee

The Health & Safety Committee works with members, government, and other associations to ensure that the mineral exploration community is able to work safely and productively.

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The Committee was formed in October 1980 by the late David Barr following a particularly tragic year in exploration in western Canada when nine individuals, including two pilots, lost their lives in separate helicopter accidents. The Committee produces Safety Guidelines for Mineral Exploration in Western Canada, collaborates with PDAC on the annual Canadian Mineral Exploration Health & Safety Survey, and holds annual mineral exploration safety workshops. The Committee also presents the David Barr Award for leadership and innovation in health and safety in the mineral exploration sector.

Staff lead: Jonathan Buchanan | 778.840.0620

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee identifies and recommends Directors for election or appointment to the AME Board of Directors.

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Policy and Government Relations Committee

Policy and Government Relations Committee

The AME Policy and Government Relations assists AME and the Board in providing timely and effective advocacy on behalf of its members to various levels of government. This committee provides strategic advice and helps to inform and prioritize AME’s policy positions.

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Staff lead:  Kendra Johnston | 778.772.4410

Roundup Organizing Committee

Roundup Organizing Committee

The purpose of the AME Roundup Organizing Committee is to plan and execute all technical components of the conference program and to procure and liaise with speakers and programming for the annual Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) Roundup Conference, including The Gathering Place.

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Staff lead: Kylie Williams | 778.836.9850