YMP Scholarship golf tournament On Monday, September 23rd, 2019, the Young Miner’s Professional (“YMP”) Group will be hosting its inaugural YMP Scholarship Golf Tournament at Summit Golf & Country Club.


100% of ticket sales go directly to the YMP Scholarship Fund, a program developed by YMP to attract, retain and support young people to Canada’s mining industry. 100% of YMP Scholarship Funds flow directly to students.

This tournament pairs one high profile mining CEO in each foursome to provide a unique opportunity for young mining professionals to spend the afternoon with a mining leader.

This year we are excited to have confirmed the participation of David Harquail, Stephen Letwin, Sean Boyd, Aaron Regent, Donald Charter, John Burzynski and Shaun Usmar.

With the generous support of seven mining companies, YMP has already announced nine funded opportunities totaling $44,000 (with the individual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000) for the 2019/2020 academic year. To learn more about the Scholarship Fund, please click here.

The YMP Scholarship Golf Tournament is designed as an intimate event and there is extremely limited availability for our young mining professionals. For tickets, please email scholarships@youngminingprofessionals.com to express interest.

Early bird tickets are $250 and include golf, BBQ lunch, dinner and prizes.

Tournament Details:

Date and Time: Monday, September 23, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rain or shine!

Venue: Summit Golf & Country Club (#33 ranked course in Canada) 11901 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON

Tournament Schedule:

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • Player Registration/BBQ Lunch/Driving Range Warm up/Welcome Gift •Opportunity to purchase promotional draw tickets to win some amazing prizes

12:00 p.m. • Shotgun Start – Scramble Format • Food and beverages will be available on the course courtesy of our Sponsor

4:30 p.m. • Cocktail Reception on the Patio

5:30 p.m. • Dinner & Prize Presentations

Please direct any questions or comments to: scholarships@youngminingprofessionals.com

Sean Boyd serves as the Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Sean was appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in 1998 after having served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1998 and Comptroller from 1985 to 1990. During Mr. Boyd's tenure as CEO, Agnico Eagle has grown from a small, single mine gold producer to a multi-mine international gold mining company. Mr. Boyd has been recognized as The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the year in 2007 and 2017. He has appeared on the list of The Best-Performing CEOs in the World in the Harvard Business Review in 2010, 2016 and 2017. Mr. Boyd also serves on the Board of Directors for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation where he chairs the Granting, Impact and Stewardship Committee. He has also served on the Board of the World Gold Council and as a member of the St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors.
John Burzynski is the President and CEO of Osisko mining. Mr. Burzynski holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Science in exploration and mineral economics (MINEX) degree from Queen’s University. He is a registered P.Geo. in the province of Québec, and has over 25 years experience as a professional geologist on international mining and development projects. As well as serving as President and Chief Executive officer of Osisko Mining Inc., John has been Senior Vice President, New Business Development and Director of Osisko Gold Royalties since its inception in June 2014. Mr. Burzynski was one of the three original founders of Osisko Exploration/Osisko Mining Corp., and up until 2014 was the Vice President, Business Development.
Mr. Charter became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IAMGOLD Corporation on May 11, 2015. An experienced corporate director, he serves on a number of public company boards, which, in addition to IAMGOLD, include Lundin Mining, Dream Office REIT, International Petroleum Corporation and Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.
David Harquail is the Chief Executive officer of Franco-Nevada Corporation. He led the successful initial public offering and listing of Franco-Nevada Corporation onto the Toronto Stock Exchange in late 2007. He has served as CEO since then during which time Franco-Nevada’s share price has outperformed the gold price and all relevant gold equity benchmarks. Mr. Harquail previously held senior executive roles at Newmont Mining Corporation.
Steve Letwin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD and has been a member of the Board of Directors since joining the Company in 2010. Steve has over 30 years of experience from the highly-competitive resource sector. Before joining Iamgold he was the Executive Vice President, Gas Transportation & International, with Enbridge Inc.
Aaron Regent is the Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of Niobic Inc. (A Magris Resources Company). Aaron is a founding member of Magris resources which began in July, 2012. Aaron became the CEO and Chairman of Niobec Inc. in January 2015. Prior to founding Magris Aaron was the CEO of Barrick Gold Corporation from January 2009 – June 2012.
Shaun Usmar is an international mining executive with extensive experience in transactions, business integration, financial management and reporting, strategy development, restructuring, and turnarounds. In late April 2016, he decided to leave Barrick Gold in his role as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in order to found Triple Flag Mining Finance. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, both with distinction.
With more CEOs and other Mining Leaders still to be confirmed!

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