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:: André Laplante Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Laplante was internationally renowned for his expertise in the area of gravity gold recovery and is credited for developing and popularizing the 'gravity recoverable gold' (GRG) test which is now widely accepted as an industry standard procedure. Among his achievements, he made many positive contributions to the advancement of the Canadian mineral processing industry, especially in the areas of sampling, testing, economics, research and development. He was considered a pioneer in developing and creating the industry's standard characterization methods. He authored and co-authored numerous technical papers and became a widely sought after speaker and presenter. He traveled extensively to participate in gravity conferences and seminars all over the world and through his tireless efforts he helped to bring gravity concentration back into the mainstream of gold processing.

Born in 1953, André studied engineering at Université de Montreal, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1974 and a Master's degree in 1976. He completed a Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1980 and was employed by McGill later that year. André was appointed an Associate Professor in 1986 and later named an Honorary Visiting Researcher at the A.J. Parker Research Center for Hydrometallurgy at Murdoch University in Western Australia. He made significant contributions to both the undergraduate and postgraduate schools.

All his colleagues and students will miss his vast knowledge, wonderful teaching abilities, his exemplary honesty and his enormous joie-de-vivre.

As a tribute for his significant contributions to mineral processing and education a scholarship is being established in his name. The André Laplante Memorial Scholarship will be administered through the Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Foundation (CMMF) and will be coordinated by the Canadian Mineral Processors. This annual scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in a mineral processing related program at a Canadian university or college.

To date over half of the $150,000 fund has been raised. We are seeking contributions to make this memorial scholarship a reality.

Please make cheques payable to: CMMF Foundation
c/o Ray MacDonald, Treasurer CMP
9 Wareham Street
Nepean, ON
K2H 6P7

For further information please contact:
Janice Zinck, CMP
613-995-4221
jzinck@nrcan.gc.ca

 

 

   

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