IMII Scholarship Focuses on Diversity & Inclusion in Mining Education

The following news release was issued on June 5 by International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), an Innovation Place tenant located in Saskatoon.


Unique Engineering Scholarship Aims to Increase Diversity & Inclusion in Mining Education

International Minerals Innovation Institute (“IMII”) launched a scholarship initiative today designed to encourage and support women and Indigenous students pursuing a career in Saskatchewan’s minerals industry.

The five-year initiative commits over $500,000 to establish two scholarship programs. Candidates eligible for the awards are:

  • iMpowered – College, polytechnic and/or university women and Indigenous students with financial responsibilities for the family, enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or computer science program and interested in a career in the minerals industry.

  • The Mining Futures Award – undergraduate students currently enrolled in one of three Mining Engineering Options at the University of Saskatchewan.

The selected students will be recognized for their academic achievements in a program relevant to mining and for their interest in and skills relevant to a career in the minerals industry.

Read the full media release.

- June 6, 2019