CIM MES: National Chapter

Management and Economics Society

The Management and Economics Society of CIM was originally formed as the Mineral Economics Committee of CIM in 1973. Then, in 1992, it became a fully-fledged Society. The Mineral Economics Society changed its name to the Management and Economics Society of CIM in May, 2004 in order to encompass others in the mining and energy industry sectors who may not have a technical background.

MES provides a home within the CIM organization for industry professionals whose focus is economics, finance and management. Members are from all areas of professional endeavor, including: senior management, geology, engineering, metallurgy, environmental, law, accounting, taxation, banking, investments, academia, governmental, human resources, social development, consultancy, insurance, and many more. All are welcome!

The Management and Economics Society sponsors various educational and social events across Canada and internationally that provide industry professionals with the opportunity to both network and to share experiences, insights and ideas on topics relating to the economics, management and financial aspects of the business. Keep up to date by checking us out often at:

The Society also provides financial support to various university educational initiatives and programs.

CIM MES has played a leading role in the development of standards and definitions used in the mining industry as well as supporting the publication of several CIM reference volumes. Specifically, MES has taken a leadership position within CIM on important industry issues through the Ore Reserves Committee and the Mineral Property Valuation Committee (CIMVal).

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CIM MES Chair (2020-2022)

Jacqueline Allison


CIM MES Past Chair

Carlos da Costa


CIM MES National Committees  2020–21

Education Committee

MES offers seminars and short courses for corporate in-house professional development to its members, organizations seeking training for their staff, and others. CIM MES also actively works toward furthering education in the various economics, management and financial aspects of the business.

Our Society uses the collected funds for financial assistance to multiple educational initiatives, including: offering scholarships and programs for students at various universities.

Organizing committee members include:

Jeff Plate  (Co-Chair)

Shantel Turna  (Co-Chair)

Jacqueline Allison

Nigel Fung

Alex Karbovskiy

Leila Teymouri Nik

Fuling (Lyn) Wang


Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is delegated the responsibility to oversee the overall governance and professional development of MES Regional Chairs and their corresponding chapters. It is the mission of this Committee to assist to implement strategic planning as it relates to the guidance, governance, and enrichment of CIM MES and its Chapters in support of the Society’s strategic goals.

Organizing committee members include:

Alex Karbovskiy


Publications / Peer Review Committee

The Committee is composed of industry professionals who oversee the review process for submitted manuscripts before they are published within CIM and other publications.

Organizing committee members include:

Mark Lamoureux


MES CIM AGM Committee

In addition to technical sessions, CIM MES holds MES-theme session  (as part of the Management and Finance symposium) at the CIM annual conference and convention in May.

Organizing committee members include:

Jessie Liu-Ernsting  (Chair)

Bereket A. Berhe

Carolyn Burns

Carlos da Costa

Terence Ortslan

Larry Devon Smith

Jane Spooner


Student Day Committee

MES offers excellent opportunities to enhance students networking skills, meet with professionals in a wide array of fields in mining and energy, and obtain invaluable information for their job search. Such events help attendees learn more about these two worlds and find potential areas of employment including future part-time, summer, full-time or internship positions.

Organizing committee members include:

Jacqueline Allison

Marilyn Barton

Terry Bottrill

Fiona Childe

Manuel Cortes

Megan Dover

Julia Martin

Larry Devon Smith

Jane Spooner


Rocks & Stocks Committee

In addition to technical sessions and the annual Management & Finance Day, CIM MES also holds an economics, financial and management symposium, entitled Rocks & Stocks, each fall in Toronto.

Organizing committee members include:

Irene Gosende-Seeney  (Co-Chair)

Michael Sue  (Co-Chair)

Warren Flannery

Nigel Fung

Jessie Liu-Ernsting

Shilika Mathur

Rosemary Niechcial

Ivana Sabaj

Larry Devon Smith

Jane Spooner


Standards & Publications Committee

CIM MES has played a leading role in the development of standards and definitions used in the mining industry as well as supporting the publication of several CIM reference volumes:

STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR VALUATION OF MINERAL PROPERTIES, Special Committee of CIM on Valuation of Mineral Properties (CIMVal), February 2003

CIM DEFINITION STANDARDS – FOR MINERAL RESOURCES AND MINERAL RESERVES, prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions, December 2005

Special Volume 55 – MINERAL AGREEMENTS AND ROYALTIES, by Karl J.C. Harries

Special Volume 56 – MINERAL RESOURCES/RESERVES AND VALUATION STANDARDS, a compilation of reference text and standards.

INTERNATIONAL MINERAL PROPERTY VALUATION STANDARDS, Special Committee of CIM on Valuation of Mineral Properties (IMVal), July 2016

Organizing committee members include:

Keith N. Spence (Co-Chair)

William E. Roscoe (Co-Chair)

Carlos da Costa

Michael R. Samis



National Chapter

CIM MES Supporters and Patrons

We at CIM MES would not be able to accomplish everything we do throughout Canada and beyond, annually, without the generous backing of our partners, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers.

The Management & Economics Society expresses a special gratitude to the following supporters and sponsors for their extraordinary assistance. Please visit them online by clicking on their logos below!

To learn about financial sponsorship opportunities, how you can support us or how to partner up with MES for an event please contact us. Thank you!