Author name: Maria Olaguera

CIM supports Fort McMurray community after wildfires

The May 2016 wildfire in northern Alberta prompted the evacuation of Fort McMurray, a town of about 80,000 inhabitants. Virtually every major oil sands player performed some role in the disaster response, donating millions to the Red Cross, but also sheltering and transporting thousands of evacuees and assisting in firefighting efforts. Read the whole story …

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A double celebration

It was a wonderful evening at the CIM-Caterpillar Awards gala; a special night for my family as we celebrated my Bedford Award and my mom’s birthday. Thank you to Samantha Espley  for the nomination and to those who wrote supporting letters. I’m humbled and grateful for the recognition. – Submitted by Trang Tran-Valade

Celebrating Canadian women engineers

Carolyn Ren immigrated to Canada to do her PhD at the University of Toronto and is now a professor at the University of Waterloo|  Courtesy of Carolyn Ren. In Canada, as in other countries, women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, despite the substantial growth of women’s participation in other professions. …

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125 years of learning 

Earth sciences students from the University of Quebec (Chicoutimi & Montreal) on the field trip of a lifetime: the little known but still active El Teide–Pico Viejo stratovolcanoes within the Las Cañadas caldera complex on the Canary Islands, organized by Wulf Mueller in October 2007. Many students in the group were working on ancient deformed volcanic …

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