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Highest Honours

Honorary Fellowship

Highest Honours

Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship recognises exceptional achievement, service or contribution to the resources sector. Honorary Fellowship was first conferred in 1962.

This grade of membership may be conferred on any senior and influential professional who has performed notable, active and sustained service to the Institute or made a major contribution to the resources sector.

2022 Honorary Fellowship Recipient

Prof Don McKee has had a profound impact in the resources sector, particularly in education, applied research and commercialisation of research. Don and colleagues established JKTech in 1985 based on a business plan which won an Australian national innovation award. He was Director of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre from 1990 to 1996, after which he became the Head of Department for UQ’s Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.

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Institute Medal

The Institute Medal is the most prestigious award and highest honour conferred by
the AusIMM. It is awarded in recognition of eminent leadership of the Institute and/or
the resources sector. It was first awarded in 1935.

President's Award

The President’s Award recognises notable achievement within the Institute
and/or the resources sector in a specific sphere of activity. It was first awarded in
1974.

Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship recognises exceptional achievement, service or contribution
to the resources sector. Honorary Fellowship was first conferred in 1962.

Beryl Jacka Award

This award is named in honour of Beryl Jacka, a stalwart of the Institute for 40 years
and AusIMM Secretary 1945-1976. The award recognises extraordinary and
sustained service to the AusIMM. It was first awarded in 1993.

2023 Awards nominations now open

Recognise the achievements and professional excellence of our members.

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