Colin Spence Award
To those who have made a significant contribution to enhance the mineral resources within Canada (exclusive of BC and/or the Yukon) or in foreign countries through the original application of prospecting techniques or other geoscience technology.
2018 Winner: Dr. Tom HenricksenRead More
Ross J. Beaty
Crystal McCullough (The Rubicon Team)
Jeff Pontius and the International Tower Hill team
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse
David Barr Safety Award
To those who have demonstrated leadership and innovation excellence in exploration safety.
2018 Winner: Brennan Dyke and Chad Smith, Paycore DrillingRead More
Imperial Metals Corporation
Geotech Drilling Services Ltd.
Gold Pan Award
The Gold Pan Award is coordinated and presented by the AME Board of Directors to a recipient who has contributed exceptional meritorious service to the Mineral Exploration Community through the Association for Mineral Exploration BC.
2018 Winners: Dan Moore, Peter BradshawRead More
Smitheringale, William V.
Boucher, Walter B.
St. Dunn, William
Caldwell, Edward H.
Stewart, Ron W.
Deakin, Ross M.
Dirom, Gavin A.
McQuillan, Tom J.
Prof. Turnbull, J.M.
Dolmage, Dr. Victor
Prof. Warren, Harry V.
Eldridge, Gardner S.
Pike, James A.
Frank Woodside Past Presidents and Chairs Award
The Frank Woodside Past Presidents and Chairs Awards recognizes distinguished service to the association and/or contribution to the mineral industry.
2018 Winners: J. Greg Dawson and Victoria YehlRead More
Allan, James F.
Dirom, Gavin E.
Hugo Dummett Award
To those who have made a significant contribution towards diamond exploration, diamond technology, the diamond discovery process or diamond mine development.
2018 Winners: Eric Friedland, Geoff Woad and Brooke ClementsRead More
Robert (Bob) Hindson
Dr. Nikolai Pokhilenko
Barbara Scott Smith
Alex van Zyl
H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award
To those who have made a significant contribution, directly or indirectly, to enhance the mineral resources of BC and/or the Yukon Territory through the original application of prospecting techniques or other geoscience technology.
2018 Winners: Alan McOnie, Seymour Iles and Jared ChipmanRead More
H.H. “Spud” Huestis
Bill Smitheringale Sr.
John Robins Lawrence Barry
Murray Pezim Award
To a mineral industry financier who provided a significant contribution to the BC and/or Yukon mineral exploration and mining community.
2018 Winner: John McCluskeyRead More
Adolf H. Lundin
Robert A. Quartermain
Robert R. Hedley Award
To an AME member who has worked globally and made significant contributions or advances in the realm of social or environmental responsibility.
2018 Winners: Matt Andrews and Monica MorettoRead More
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse
Robert L. Carpenter
Teck Resources Limited
Britannia Mine Museum
Aboriginal Mentoring & Training Association
The AME Special Tribute will be presented from time to time to a deserving individual or group who is engaged in any phase of mineral exploration or mining in BC, and who is nominated by an AME member or a member of an associated exploration and/or mining association.
2018 Winner: Dr Norman KeevilRead More
The Special Tribute recognizes very significant contributions, initiating creative and innovative geoscientific and technological programs and projects to advance mineral exploration and mining concepts and practices in BC.
Greater Vancouver Mining Women’s Association (GVMWA)
Outreach Education Fund
The AME Outreach Education Fund is a corporate endowment dedicated to increasing the public’s appreciation and understanding of BC’s mineral exploration and development industry through the advancement of public education and community programs.
2018 Winner: Britannia Mine Museum and MineralsEdRead More
An annual $20,000 fund will be available for distribution in the form of scholarships (excluding personal scholarships for post-secondary, geology-related education) and monetary funding with a minimum of $1,500 per award for proposed public education and training programs focused on mineral exploration. The amount of funding for each application will be based not only on the merits of the proposed project and funding requests, but also on the number of quality applications in a given year.
Eligibility: This award is open to charitable organizations in BC focused on education and outreach projects relating to mineral exploration and development.
Applicants who have been successful in previous years are welcome to submit new applications. Multiple applications for funding in a given year from one source, if they are of excellent quality and stand-alone projects, will be considered.
*Please note AME Staff, Board, and Committee Members are not eligible to apply.
The Vancouver Foundation has the right to deny funding, and all applications will be reviewed in order to meet its criteria.
Questions? Email [email protected]
Honourable Service Roll
Deadline: September 30
Click Here to Nominate
The Honourable Service Roll was established in 2006 to recognize and honour current and former AME members for their long-serving support and significant contributions to AME’s initiatives, activities, and Committee participation.Read More
New candidates are nominated each year, adjudicated by the AME Membership Committee, recommended to the Board of Directors, and announced at the AME AGM which takes place each January at AME’s annual conference, Mineral Exploration Roundup.
The AME Honourable Service Roll recognizes and honours AME current and former members who have and/or are continuing to support, are currently serving and/or have served on the executive, directorship and committees, and have made and/or are continuing to make significant contributions related to AME initiatives and activities.
Qualifications for HSR Candidates
- All outgoing Directors, Executives and staff of AME contingent on their service contributions to the organization during their tenure in office and/or previous to their appointment or election.
- AME Committee members who have made significant contributions to the organization and mineral exploration / development industry. Simply being a member of a committee and attending the committee meetings or luncheons does not qualify for HSR consideration.
- AME member who has made a significant monetary, sponsorship, or innovative initiative/activity for AME.
- All recipients of the Frank Woodside Past Presidents Distinguished Service Award are automatically added to the Honourable Service Roll.
Interested in nominating? Click here to fill out the form before Friday October 13, 2017. If you have any questions please contact Roxanne Finnie, AME Manager, Member Relations at [email protected] or 604.630.3927.
2018 Honourable Service Roll
Robert D. Brown
Robert J. Brown
Gavin E. Dirom
Colleen Giroux Schmidt
J. Paul Stevenson
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse
Deceased in 2015
Deceased in 2017
Deceased in 2018
E.A. Scholz Award
To those who have made a significant contribution towards the development of a mining operation in British Columbia and/or the Yukon Territory.
We do not have a 2018 winner for this award, however it is open for nominations for 2019.Read More
2017 Winners: Joseph Ovsenek, David Prins, Kevin Torpy
Edgar Kaiser, Jr.
Norm Keevil, Jr.
Lawrence “Joe” Adie
Ken Stowe (Northgate Team)
Terry Marsten (Highland Valley Copper Team)
(Eskay Creek Team)
Michael Lipkewich (Teck Cominco Team)