Emeritus Professor Jim (James) Galvin awarded prestigious AusIMM President Award

Jim (James) Galvin FAusIMM(CP) has been awarded the 2018 AusIMM President's Award for his outstanding contribution to best practice professionalism in the resources industry. 

As a long-time supporter of the School of Mining Engineering, Jim is held in high regards by both staff and students. He was appointed Professor of Mining Engineering at UNSW in 1993 and served as Head of School from 1995 to 2003. Jim was elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2009.  

In 2016, Jim launched his textbook book "Ground Engineering - Principles and Practices for Underground Coal Mining", hailed by Tony Egan, Vice Chairman of ACRARP as "important and influential and one which would make a vast difference to the industry." 

Jim's career spans his work in the South, completing degrees in Science and Mining Engineering at the University of Sydney in 1973 and 1975, respectively, and work in South African mining industry where he obtained his PhD in mining rock mechanics from the University of the Witwatersrands in 1981. 

We congratulate Jim on this outstanding achievement and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.  

The awards will be presented at the AusIMM Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 21 April 2018 in Adelaide, SA.


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