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Mining mentorship programs abound but don’t solve industry’s retention challenge

When Stephanie Saliba was in her second year of McGill University’s mining engineering co-op program, she joined the Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering (POWE) group to help mentor first-year engineering students. While she says she joined the group in part because of the connections it offered, Saliba knows first-hand the benefits of having a […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: November 7, 2018 @2:47 pm

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UBC Students Robert Fuerderer, Naman Shah, Emma Dodds, and John Wei won 1st place at the World Mining Competition

UBC Students Robert Fuerderer, Naman Shah, Emma Dodds, and John Wei won 1st place at the World Mining Competition in Saskatoon, Canada. The World Mining Competition is the largest multidisciplinary mining undergraduate case competition in Canada that strives to provide a world-class case. It allows competitors to demonstrate their knowledge and critical thinking skills to […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: October 30, 2018 @10:55 am

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Rimas Pakalnis: Obituary

It is with great sadness that we lost Dr. Rimas Pakalnis, P.Eng, at 2:36 pm on Thursday, October 18th. He developed a severe, aggressive and virulent blood borne infection that he was unable to fight off after a short but fierce struggle. He is survived by his wife Anna, son Brodie, daughter Elena and brother […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: October 19, 2018 @2:47 pm

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Engineers & Geoscientist British Columbia (EGBC) Panel Discussion Event for Women in Engineering and Geoscience

Every year, the Engineers & Geoscientist British Columbia (EGBC) will hold a Panel Discussion Event for Women in Engineering and Geoscience to highlights the difficulty of balancing long work hours and family and the associated lack of mentoring and networks, as well as the risk-taking environment. To support women to grow and advance in the […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: October 3, 2018 @3:44 pm

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UBC Student Retsepile (Rets) Sellowon won the student poster award at Mining Exploration International

“I spent the last three days at the Mining & Exploration International Conference & Expo and it was nothing short of amazing. I got to listen to and engage with world leading experts on matters that govern the global mining industry. I also got to speak about my work and my passion for safer, more […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 11, 2018 @9:51 am

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Innovating the Electrification of Mines

Electrification of mines is starting to climb the agenda of the CEO and COO as a driver of cost reduction, energy efficiency and social licence to operate stewardship. We will be releasing our global mine electrification survey later this year which identifies the role miners can play in electrical power innovation; the challenges and opportunities […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 10, 2018 @10:07 am

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