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Obituary for Donald P Roberts (Alumnus from 1984)

Published in The North Shore News, July 24, 2016 With heavy hearts we announce the loss of Donald Paul Roberts on July 7, 2016, at the age of 54. Don was born December 8th, 1961 in Toronto; the second of three siblings, and moved to Vancouver in 1965. In 1984 he completed a B.A.Sc. in […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

Corporate Knights: Benjamin Collins

Corporate Knights has included a piece on one of our Alumni, Benjamin Collins. Website: http://www.corporateknights.com/reports/2016-30-under-30/meet-canadian-top-30-30-2-14763312/ Posted On: October 13, 2016 “Ben has taken conventional mine closure planning practices and given them a major jolt. He worked collaboratively for over a year with the New Gold Mine, the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation and the University of […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: October 13, 2016 @7:30 pm

Lifetime Achievement Awards (LTA) Banquet

Original Post by Barry Wills on October 03, 2016 (http://min-eng.blogspot.ca/) The photo below was taken at the Lifetime Achievement Awards (LTA) Banquet at last month’s IMPC in Quebec. In the centre of the picture are four LTA Award Winners, Profs. Janusz Laskowski (2008), Graeme Jameson (2016), Ponisseril Somasundaran (2016) and Roe-Hoan Yoon (2014), flanked by […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

UBC Mining Engineering at MINEXPO Conference in Las Vegas

UBC Mining Engineering at MINEXPO Conference in Las Vegas Sept 26 to 28. Visit us at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, South Exhibit Hall, Booth 27312.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

Can you dig it? (CIM Magazine)
Mohammad Babaei
Originally posted on cim.org: http://www.cim.org/../Can-you-dig-it.aspx Sept/Oct 2016 Can you dig it? UBC PhD candidate develops diggability assessment index By Tom DiNardo The quality of a blast at an open-pit mining operation has huge implications for the mining process that follows. A poor quality blast that is difficult to dig will result in higher power consumption, […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

NBK Welcomes Dr. Ali Madiseh

NBK Mining Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Ali Madiseh will be joining the Faculty. Ali’s research has been published in various journals including the Journal of Energy, Applied Energy Journal, Renewable Energy Journal, Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Heat Transfer Engineering Journal, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: August 4, 2016 @10:10 am

Celebrating Dr. Janusz Laskowski’s Birthday
Dr. Janusz and Barbara Laskowski
Department members joined Janusz and Barbara Laskowski for lunch at Enigma Restaurant to wish him a Happy Birthday.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

Congratulations 2016 Graduates!

Dr. Scott Dunbar cutting the cake at the reception for the new 2016 grads
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

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CIM Conference 2016

UBC Mining will be at the CIM Conference, May 1 to 4 in Vancouver.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

UBC Mining Hosts Delegates from China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing

The UBC Mining Department hosted visitors from China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

Dirk, 2016 Sun Run
Professor Dirk Van Zyl, taking part in the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run
Not every day you see your Mining Prof run by you, accompanied by over 43 000 participants. Professor Dirk Van Zyl, took part in the 2016 Vancouver Sun Run.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

Diamonds, Uranium and Potash
Group Photo on arrival at Diavik with plane
20 Mining MENG students recently completed their winter field trip to Diavik, Cigar Lake and PCS Allan.  Over a 4 day period they flew 10 different legs and visited 3 different mines. A big thank you to Cameco, Rio Tinto/ Dominion Diamond Corp and PotashCorp for hosting our students at your mine sites.  This is […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

UBC Mining MENG program prepares students in the Oyu Tolgoi Talent Pipeline

Tugsbuyan Tsedenbaljir (featured on the front cover of Rio Tinto’s Employee Magazine Spirit) is an MENG student who graduated in 2014 from our program. Tugsbuyan began his mining career with an Oyu Tolgoi scholarship before receiving further support to study for a Master’s degree in mining engineering at the University of British Columbia. After an […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

SPE Paper Competition

We are proud to announce that 10 of our students have had their abstracts accepted for the 2016 Society of Petroleum Engineers Paper Contest, a national student paper competition at Memorial University later this Spring. They were shortlisted from a group of 16. They consisted of graduate students as well as eight undergrads. Information on […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: February 25, 2016 @1:41 pm

Mining Games 2016

UBC Mining hosted and won the 2016 Canadian Mining Games giving us a great opportunity to showcase the department and campus to students and industry visitors from across Canada. This event brought together close to 200 people to compete in 21 different technical competitions for the Mining Industry. The UBC Mining Team was made up […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:29 pm

THE 2016 MINING ENGINEERING RESEARCH TRIP UPDATE

The graduating class of 2016 have launched a travel blog for the research trip in Chile. Over the next few weeks, we will regularly update it as the details of our trip are finalized. Throughout the trip, we will be update the world on our daily activities along with photographs. Follow our blog here: https://ubcmining2016grads.wordpress.com/ […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:29 pm

20th Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner
20th Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner. Photos by Kellan Higgins.
On Saturday January 30, 2016, UBC Mining students, faculty, and alumni joined together for the 20th Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:29 pm

UBC Mining at the AME BC Roundup Conference

Be sure to visit our booth (Booth 204) at the UBC Mining at the AME BC Roundup Conference.    
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:29 pm

Support the 2016 Mining Engineering Research Trip
Mining Trip Fund Raising
  The tradition of the UBC Mining Graduate Research Trip began in 2005 with a trip to Brazil involving less than 15 students. Since then, hundreds of graduating students have traveled to Greece, Poland, Indonesia, Turkey, Spain, and Australia, receiving first-hand experience in international mining communities.   By making a gift to support this trip, you will […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:29 pm

Annual Mining Alumni Dinner 2016

As UBC marks its Centennial year, Mining Engineering celebrates its 100th anniversary as a founding department within Applied Science! Join UBC Mining students, faculty, and alumni on Saturday January 30, 2016, for the 20th Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner. Mix and mingle with friends old and new from the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, with keynote […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: December 16, 2015 @7:03 pm