Underground Mining Society

About Us

The Underground Mining Society (UMS) supports the continued growth of mining in Canada by advancing and facilitating the exchange of information and data on all subjects related to the industry, and promoting mining to the general public as a positive, growing and dynamic industry with many exciting opportunities.

Major responsibilities of the UMS include:

  • Organize MEMO (Maintenance Engineering – Mine Operators) Conferences, in conjunction with the Maintenance and Engineering Society, the hosting CIM branch, and CIM National;
  • Promote, chair, solicit papers for Technical Sessions at the CIM Conference and Exhibition;
  • Administer awards and scholarship programs;
  • Provide peer review of technical papers for publication;
  • Promote mini conferences on specific topics of interest to UMS members.

The objectives of the UMS are to:

  • Promote and facilitating the exchange of information and data on all subjects related to the mining industry;
  • Educate the public on many aspects of the mining industry;
  • Promote mining as a positive, growing and dynamic industry with many exciting opportunities;
  • Promote the improvement of underground mining standards through peer review of technical papers, public and private industry presentations of technology, and best practice topics;
  • Encourage individuals to join/stay in the mining industry through the award of scholarships;
  • Serve as a resource and support body to mine operating personnel, consulting engineers and designers, and suppliers of mine equipment.

Contact us: ums@cim.org