Young Mining Professionals (YMP) Inaugural Awards

The recipient of the inaugural Eira Thomas Award is mining entrepreneur Alicia Woods, the founder of Covergalls, which specializes in women’s work wear, and the general manager of Marcotte Mining Machinery Services. Congratulations to Alicia, WWR’s long-standing partner and supporter. Covergalls’ success and commitment to the industry is inspirational proof that necessity breeds opportunity.

The Peter Munk Award winner Nolan Watson, President and CEO of Sandstorm Gold, has emerged as one of the brightest young leaders in the mining business. Nolan has won numerous awards for his professional and charitable achievements, including being recognized by the World Economic Forum as a “Young Global Leader”; Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award; BC CEO of the Year by Business In Vancouver; and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

To learn more about both the 2017 winners, please visit the YMP website.