Scholarships Recipients Passionate About Mining


Ottawa, ON, December 14, 2022 – MiHR is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 I Chose Mining. Mining Chose Me. Scholarship: Emma Dodyk, undertaking a Master of Engineering – Mining Engineering, Mining Environment & Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, and Zivi Schaffer, a Bachelor of Science Degree student and Environmental Geoscientist Candidate at Trent University.

Launched in 2021 in celebration of MiHR’s 25th anniversary, the scholarship program for post-secondary students in mining-related programs is awarding a total of 10 $2,500 scholarships over five fiscal years.

“Working throughout rural British Columbia during my undergraduate degree introduced me to the social impacts mining projects may have on their host communities,” said Emma Dodyk. “I hope to bring this perspective to my career path in closure and reclamation of mine sites. Thank you to MiHR for its generous support of my education in a field I am truly passionate about.”

“As a kid, I was always encouraged to question the Earth and what was inside, to marvel at how extraordinary rock formations came to be,” said Zivi Schaffer. “I am lucky to have attended the Environmental Geoscience program at Trent University and am excited to join my fellow geology enthusiasts in the mining industry so we can explore the Earth together. I am grateful beyond words for this scholarship and hope to return that generosity with a lifetime of contributions towards all disciplines of mining.”

“Congratulations Emma and Zivi on your well-earned scholarship,” said MiHR’s Executive Director Ryan Montpellier. “With Canada’s mining industry currently having a high demand for workers, Emma and Zivi’s work exemplifies why we need mining, why youth need to be part of this rewarding industry, and mining’s important role in the country’s transition to a clean economy.”

More information about Emma and Zivi, as well as complete eligibility and process details to apply for the 2023 scholarships can be found at

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William Meyer
Director, Marketing and Communications
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council
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