CIM MES is delighted to announce that the 2016 MES-COSMO Scholarship recipient is Ziad Saliba. Ziad is pursuing a Master of Engineering degree in Mining and Materials engineering at McGill University and is a research assistant at the COSMO – Strategic Mine Planning Laboratory. He came to McGill in 2011 to obtain a B.Eng in Mining Engineering from McGill’s Co-Op program. Ziad went on several internships throughout his studies, spending two summers in Senegal working at Teranga Gold’s open pit operation, Sabodala Gold Mine. He also spent a summer working at Cameco’s innovative underground uranium operation, Cigar Lake Mine in Northern Saskatchewan. Cameco’s development of the prototypical Jet Boring System to mine their challenging deposit whet Ziad’s appetite for innovation in the mining industry and his research now focuses on the development and implementation of intelligent stochastic optimization frameworks for strategic mine planning.
The scholarship: The Management & Economics Society (MES) of CIM together with the COSMO Mining Industry Consortium (AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., Barrick Gold Corp., BHP Billiton Ltd., De Beers Group of Companies, IAMGOLD Corp., Kinross Gold Corp., Newmont Mining Corp., Vale SA) established the CIM MES – COSMO Scholarship (“scholarship”) that is valued at CAD $3,000 per year. The scholarship is intended to provide financial support for mining engineering undergraduate students who are enrolled in Canadian universities, and have a focus on strategic mine planning optimization under uncertainty and related technical risk management.
Additional details: www.cimmes.org/mes-cosmo-scholarship/