The high standard of living enjoyed by Canadians today stems in large part from the development of rich natural resources - agriculture, forest and minerals. Canada has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources, and also has been very fortunate to have people with the ability to convert these resources from potential assets into useful products at a price others are willing to pay.
The conversion of potential to actual wealth does not come easily, but is based on hard work, determination, skill, and some luck.
The story of mining in Canada can be told in part by describing some of the accomplishments of leaders in the industry. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of over 160 people, but it must be emphasized that hundreds of thousands of people have contributed to the success of today’s mining industry.
For the convenience of those who want to learn more about Canada’s mining industry, we have included a page called The Canadian Mining Industry, and additionally there are links to other mining-related web sites on the Members and Associates page.
Professor Herbert Haultain
While every graduate engineer is familiar with the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, there may be a few who do not know that the ritual dates back to 1922 and a certain Professor Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain. In a talk he gave that year, Professor Haultain recommended developing an oath or creed for graduating engineers. Following up his own idea, Haultain requested the famous Victorian writer and poet Rudyard Kipling compose a fitting poem as part of a ceremony. This Kipling did and the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, or the Kipling Ritual, as it is now known, was born.... Read the full bio
The Hall of Fame at the Britannia Mine Museum
The Britannia Mine Museum was established in 1971 to preserve the history of mining in British Columbia and educate the public about mining. In September 2010 the first phase of a multi-million dollar redevelopment project was unveiled. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more