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Dr Malcolm Scoble nominated to IM Technology Hall of Fame

Dr. Malcolm Scoble is a Professor at the University of British Columbia specialising in surface and underground mine design and planning: mine-mill integration: occupational health and safety: sustainable mining and mining with communities. He is nominated as much for all the mining engineers he has inspired over the decades as for his own many achievements. […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: August 2, 2018 @10:26 am

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Meet Four Engineering Profs for International Women in Engineering Day

More innovation, greater productivity, better governance: what organization wouldn’t want these things? One way companies can achieve them, a large body of research shows, is by having a diverse group of employees. Yet in Canada, women — who account for just 20 per cent of students who enroll in accredited undergraduate engineering programs in this […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: July 6, 2018 @11:18 am

PhD Student Vinoth Kumar Wins the Best Student Paper Award

Maria Holuszko’s PhD student Vinoth Kumar was awarded the best student paper award at the “Cleanwater Clean Energy” Conference June 3-8, 2018 for the paper: SIMULTANEOUS EXTRACTION OF CLEAN COAL AND RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FROM COAL TAILINGS USING ALKALI-ACID LEACHING PROCESS. View more award winners here!
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: June 28, 2018 @4:56 pm

Koen Duineveld, BASc. ’18, Mining Engineering

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ENGINEERING? I chose engineering because I enjoy problem solving. Engineering would allow me to solve significant real-world significant problems. Making small improvements in large mining projects means making a significant impact on the overall operation performance. What has made your time at UBC the most memorable? The people I met. Mining […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: June 25, 2018 @3:22 pm

Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor, will be involved in a number of events over the next few weeks.
Nadja Kunz
Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor with research interests in Water, Sustainability, Private Sector, Mining and Metals will be involved in a number of events over the next few weeks. These include the following subjects: “Progressing water security in mining regions” | “Plenary 1: Tech & Peace: Canada’s Knowledge to Accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals” | […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: June 19, 2018 @10:25 am

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Fall 2018 Graduation Photos

2018 Norman B. Keevil graduation photos.  
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: June 19, 2018 @9:17 am

2018 Peru Trip

To read about their adventures CLICK HERE
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: June 4, 2018 @9:17 am

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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