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UBC Mining Engineering Alumni Reception

You are invited to an exclusive reception for alumni of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, which is being held in conjunction with the 2018 CIM Annual AGM. The alumni reception will be an excellent opportunity to reunite with faculty and old friends from the Keevil Institute. EVENT DETAILS WHEN Tuesday, May 8, […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: April 18, 2018 @3:48 pm

Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction Recipient: George Poling

One of the Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction – 2018 recipients is George Poling, Professor Emeritus and former Department Head. Dr. George W. Poling currently serves as Chairman of Board and Director for BQE Water Inc. Some of his highlighted previous positions include Chair and Director of ICPotash, President, CEO and Director of Trigon […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: April 4, 2018 @1:53 pm

Professor Nadja Kunz named one of B.C.’s Most Influential Women 2018
Nadja Kunz
We’re thrilled to announce that Nadja Kunz, assistant professor with SPPGA and the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, has been named one of “B.C.’s Most Influential Women 2018: Stem Stars” by BC Business. Her research focus is mine water management and water governance in mining regions. Please find the article below and join […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: April 5, 2018 @11:53 am

The Robots Are Here To Help Us – Ilija Miskovic

University of British Columbia (UBC) professor and engineer Ilija Miskovic, who was born in the former Yugoslavia, has an easy way to distinguish the oft-confused domains of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Think of them as Russian dolls, he suggests. Artificial intelligence, a branch of computer science focused on creating intelligent machines that can […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: April 5, 2018 @11:52 am

Veronica Knott

For anyone looking at Disrupt Mining’s 2018 panel of judges, one name may have stuck out: Veronica Knott, a mining engineering student at the University of British Columbia. For a competition whose previous panels have been comprised of the industry’s biggest names, well into their careers – and last year included more men named Rob than […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: March 6, 2018 @10:46 am

NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: March 5, 2018 @11:45 am

1st Korea-Canada Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Science, Technology and Innovation.

Maria Holuszko, professor from mining engineering was invited as a part of the Canadian delegation which consisted of representatives from Global Affairs Canada, National Research Council, academic and industry experts. Maria participated in the round table discussion on Clean Resources development.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: February 5, 2018 @12:17 pm

22nd annual Alumni Dinner Pictures

The department celebrated its 22nd annual Alumni Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel on January 27, 2018. We had an attendance of over 150 students, staff, faculty, industry guests and alumni, including James Olson, the Interim Dean of Applied Science. The keynote speaker was Alf Hills, former CEO and President of Kobex Minerals and a […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: January 31, 2018 @3:21 pm

CIM Distinguished Lecture

Brief biography and lecture description Martin Wacker Marty is Principal Engineer at Cameco Corporation. He is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience in design, project engineering and management in the mining and manufacturing industries. He is recognized for his lead role in developing Cigar Lake’s unique ground freezing and water jet mining […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: January 17, 2018 @4:23 pm

2017 Most Downloaded Paper Award for RCR

Amit Kumar, PhD student was awarded the 2017 Most Downloaded Paper Award for the paper entitled “E-waste: An overview on generation, collection, legislation and recycling practices”. Read Now
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: January 10, 2018 @2:52 pm

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UBC Department of Mining Alumni Dinner | Saturday, January 27, 2018

Event Details When Saturday, January 27, 2018 Reception: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:00pm Where Four Seasons Hotel 791 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC Dress Cocktail Tickets Register Alumni/Industry/Guest: $75 Student: $35 Your RSVP is requested by January 19th Join UBC Mining students, faculty, and alumni on Saturday, January 27, 2018, for the 22nd Annual UBC Mining Alumni […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: January 17, 2018 @11:24 am

Special Issue “Water Stewardship in Mining Regions”

Water is one of the most significant issues facing the global mining sector. Communities are increasingly concerned about the water-related impacts of mining projects. Companies face business risks due to water scarcity and flooding events, while social opposition has compromised industry expansion. Governments are under growing pressure to strengthen regulation of the sector and to […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: December 22, 2017 @4:01 pm

Joint Diploma in Water and Mining!

Click here to learn more about the PUCP diploma.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: December 22, 2017 @2:26 pm

Veronica Knott – Engineers Canada Awards

Veronica Knott, third year student in Mining Engineering was featured in the program, one of three generations of women engineers – all 2017 recipients of Engineers Canada Awards – who have experience making their way in a profession long dominated by men. View video
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: October 10, 2017 @1:43 pm

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A gold mine of garbage

After spending several decades working on mineral processing solutions for the coal mining industry, Maria Holuszko, a professor at the Unversity of British Columbia, is focusing increasingly on finding value in waste. She is a proponent of urban mining extracting mineral value from consumer waste streams – and is now applying her expertise in mineral […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 27, 2017 @12:46 pm

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Harvesting heat from mine water

Mining is one of the most energy intensive industries in the world, leaving operators exposed to unpredictable and expensive energy markets. A new study from the Earth/Mine Energy Research Group (EMERG), comprising researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and McGill University, makes the case that mines can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: August 24, 2017 @1:04 pm

The Millennial

Mohammad Babaei is passionate about developing and implementing innovative, digital technologies for the mining industry and has achieved quite a lot for someone who is still a couple of years away from turning 30. As a consultant and researcher, he has completed a doctorate in mining engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), published […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: July 11, 2017 @1:25 pm

Geoscience BC Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

Geoscience BC today announced that seven outstanding post-graduate students have been selected to receive 2017 Geoscience BC Scholarship Awards granted as part of the earth science research organization’s commitment to support the next generation of geoscientists. The scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, are awarded each year to post-graduate students working on a British Columbia-based mineral […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: October 10, 2017 @1:43 pm

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Alexa Dumaine is this year’s recipient of the CIM MES-COSMO Scholarship!

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 CIM MES-COSMO Scholarship recipient is Alexa Dumaine who is a 3rd year student within the Bachelor of Applied Science programme at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. She is currently completing her co-op work term at Albian Sands in […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: May 3, 2017 @9:54 am

UBC Mining Engineering is at the CIM Convention in Montreal, April 30-May 3, 2017

UBC Mining Engineering is at the CIM Convention in Montreal, April 30-May 3, 2017. Our booth is #1624
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: May 1, 2017 @10:32 am