Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines has awarded its first Tim Underhill Diversity Scholarship in Mine Surveying to a female surveying student in NSW.
The 19 year old recipient, Katherine Lindsay is in her second year of a Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. She was thrilled to be recognised and receive support in her chosen career.
“The scholarship will provide invaluable support for me to complete my degree and achieve my long- term goal of becoming a registered mine surveyor,” she said.
Lindsay was awarded the scholarship at the AIMS national conference, which was attended by special guests including NSW Surveyor General, Narelle Underwood.
The scholarship was created in partnership with the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) and named after Tim Underhill, a senior surveyor at Mount Isa Mines and AIMS Fellow who passed away in 2014.
It aims to increase gender diversity in the surveying profession by supporting women with three years’ financial support and a work experience placement with Mount Isa Mines during their studies.
Executive General Manager for Glencore’s North Queensland zinc assets, Denis Hamel said diversity is key to the progress of the mining industry.
“We know increased diversity in the industry exposes our people to a broader range of ideas and new ways of overcoming operating challenges, which leads to more innovation and better operational outcomes,” said Hamel.
The Tim Underhill Diversity Scholarship in Mine Surveying is awarded each year to a female student wishing to commence or already undertaking a degree in surveying.
Find out more about the scholarship here.