Vancouver: CIM Definitions, Standards, Best Practices and NI43-101

November 17, 2015 all-day
Segal Graduate School of Business - Simon Fraser University
500 Granville St
Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6

CIM MES Vancouver is pleased to present:

Garth Kirkham

President, Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) and Chair, CIM Best Practices Committee, CIM Distinguished Lecturer 2013-2014
Director, Geoscientists Canada and Chair, Securities Committee
Principal Consultant, Kirkham Geosystems Ltd.


who will deliver a presentation on:


CIM Definitions, Standards, Best Practices and NI43-101


Abstract: NI43-101, introduced in the 1990’s, is a prescribed format and detailed set of rules to guide the reporting of resources. In addition, the basic principles of “best practices” have been created to guide the practitioner in all aspects of mineral resource evaluation from data management, data analysis, geological modeling, domaining, estimation and classification. As professionals and practitioners we must defend and uphold standards to insure public protection. This presentation is a discussion of NI43-101, CIM Definitions, Standards and Best Practices along with the role of the “Professional”.


Biography: With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Kirkham is the principal of Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. that specializes in 3D computer modeling and resource/reserve estimations at the preliminary assessment, pre-feasibility and feasibility study stages of mining projects.

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Alberta in 1983. He is a Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Ontario and Manitoba.

He is CIM President and is also Chair of the CIM Best Practices Committee and Chair of the Geoscientist Canada, Securities Committee.


Tuesday, 17 November 2015
4:15 – 6:00 pm

Segal Graduate School of Business – Simon Fraser University
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Room 2300

4:15 pm – Registration
4:30 pm – Presentation and Q&A
5:50 pm – Closing Remarks


Seminar is complimentary and seats are limited. Register by Saturday, November 14 to secure your place. Please RSVP by replying to if you are interested in attending. This is an excellent networking opportunity and there is no charge to attend.


Thank you to our sponsor, Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business, for providing the space!

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