Reclamation Awards

The TRCR has several different types of awards that it gives out on an annual basis.

Jade Jack McDonald Award

Jake McDonald Award

Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award &
Category Reclamation Awards

Under the auspices of the Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation a sub-committee is drawn from the group to decide on the Annual Reclamation Award winners. This typically includes the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Mining Association of BC and academia.

The Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award has been established to recognize outstanding achievement in mine reclamation in British Columbia. In addition to this award, up to five category awards may be given to recognize merit in mining reclamation.

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Tony Milligan Book Award

Tony Milligan was a pioneer in mine reclamation in BC, a founding member of the TRCR and part of the reason Elkview won so many reclamation awards. Tony was also a role model for how to discuss controversial topics in a constructive and respectful manner. Tony passed away a number of years ago, and to honour his memory, the TRCR set up an annual book award to be given each year to the author(s) of the paper at last year’s symposium that best exemplifies Tony’s interests in the practical aspects of reclamation.


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Jake McDonald Memorial Scholarship

To encourage student participation in reclamation-related fields, the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation awards the Jake McDonald Memorial Scholarship, which is given to support a student (or students) in a scientific field related to reclamation. This scholarship was established in honour of Jake McDonald, former Senior Reclamation Inspector in the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

  • 2021 Winner
    • Jaxon Reid of Kamloops, BC, is a second-year mining engineering student at BCIT who has previously completed 3 years as a biology major in the Bachelor of Science program at University of Victoria. Jaxon switched to mine engineering last year after working in a metallurgical lab and becoming more focused on a career in mining.
  • Student Information and TRCR Student Poster Session 2020

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Science Fair Award

For some years (unfortunately not since 2013, the TRCR provided a $500 Student Award to the Provincial Science Fairs Program for an outstanding project dealing with reclamation or environmental protection with preference given to a mining related topic. This award was presented to a Grade 11 or 12 students intending to enroll at a post-secondary institution. The previous award recipients are shown below.


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