Past Award Recipients

Women in Mining BC Awards Program

The Julia Lane Rising Star Award

In honour of Julia’s memory and recognition of her impact on the industry, Women in Mining BC has created the Julia Lane Rising Star Award. Julia Lane died in a plane crash during the summer of 2019 while working at an exploration camp. Julia is remembered as an inspirational individual who left behind a legacy for all to follow. She was passionate about her job and had an infectious enthusiasm that allowed her to connect and share her enthusiasm with everyone she met including co-workers, community members, visitors to site, and the general public. She was an avid volunteer in the industry and a mentor to many aspiring geologists.

Danielle Mountjoy
Associate Analyst, Sun Valley Gold
2019 Julia Lane Rising Star Award Winner

BC Mining HR Diversity Award

The BC Mining HR Diversity Award is to recognize outstanding commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity within the workplace. HR diversity is the focus of attracting, recruiting, and retaining a diverse workforce as well as the advancement or development of individuals within a workforce. Award winners need to work or live in British Columbia.

Allison Rippon Armstrong
ARA Enviromental Consulting
2019 BC Mining HR Diversity Award Winner


Aurora Award

The Aurora Award is to honour dynamic women in mining who inspire others through thoughtful leadership and creating connections. The aurora is a dynamic and inspiring natural phenomenon, as are the award winners. Award winners need to work or live in British Columbia. 

Anna Tudela
2019 Aurora Award Winner
Nalaine Morin
Principal, ArrowBlade Consulting
2018 Aurora Award Winner