Chamber of Mines receives NAPEG Professional Award of Merit in Geoscience

18 March 2019

(Yellowknife, NT – March 18, 2019) The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines is pleased to have received the NAPEG Professional Award of Merit in Geoscience, from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG).

NAPEG recognized the Chamber for its dedication to, and support of, the North’s mineral resources industry which includes the work of many geoscientists and engineers practising within the industry, at its awards banquet March 14.  

“Over the past 51 years, hundreds, if not thousands of professional members have helped us in our work to champion and advance responsible mineral development for the benefit of the North and Canada,” said Chamber of Mines Executive Director Tom Hoefer, who accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber. “Recent statistics reveal that for the first time in Canadian history, the NWT and Nunavut combined have surpassed $3 billion in mineral production. We are very proud of the significant socio-economic benefits this generates, and in particular, the unprecedented Indigenous employment, business and royalty benefits our industry today is providing.”

Established in 1967, the Chamber is a non-profit association which provides leadership on, and advocates for, responsible and sustainable mineral exploration and development in the NWT and Nunavut. It does this work through small offices in Yellowknife, NT and Iqaluit, Nunavut. Work over its long history has been made possible by the contributions of its numerous members, and particularly its member geoscientists and engineers.

“We’re honoured to have been recognized by NAPEG and proud to be included among an impressive group of recipients,” Hoefer added. “Congratulations too, to others who received awards and thanks to NAPEG for hosting a successful event.”

For more information on the NWT and Nunavut mining industries, please visit the website at or contact Tom Hoefer, Executive Director at Tel: 867-873-5281 or email: To learn more about NAPEG and its awards, visit