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MEI Online: People News: North America: September 14th 2009


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:: Professor Jim Finch FÍted at Symposium in his Honour

A gala evening honouring Professor Jim Finchís 40 years at McGill University was held August 24th, during the symposium in his honour at the recent Conference of Metallurgists meeting in Sudbury, Ontario. Over 100 colleagues and friends were in attendance at the dinner, many of them former students of Jimís.

Reminiscences were provided by colleagues Roe-Hoan Yoon of Virginia Tech, Graham Jameson of University of Newcastle, J.P. Franzidis of University of Cape Town, and former students Domiique Lascelles and Jason Doucet. An entertaining review of Jimís outstanding career as an academic and researcher was provided by Jan Nesset, one of his first graduate students from the 1970ís.

Jim Finch
Jim Finch


The Symposium Proceedings, entitled Advances in Mineral Processing Science and Technology, contain 40 papers, including keynotes by Laskowski of University of British Columbia, Yoon of Virginia Tech, Cilliers of Imperial College, Jameson of University of Newcastle, Yianatos of Universidad Tecnica Santa Maria, and Franzidis of University of Cape Town. The proceedings are available through the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy website (www.metsoc.org/com2009/books.asp). Barrick and Tech corporations were sponsors of the evening.




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