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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

Congratulations to Veronica Knott for winning the Wendy Mcdonald Women to Watch Award!

Veronica Knott is a current student at the University of British Columbia pursuing a degree in Mining and Mineral Processing from the Faculty of Applied Science. Veronica serves as one of three student members of the UBC Board of Governors, overseeing the non-academic governance of the $2.2 billion organization. Veronica is currently in her second […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: April 20, 2017 @4:22 pm

Video from last years successful Geering Up program

Mining 3rd year student Levi Engels on a summer internship with Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science for Kids. The Northern Outreach Program provided fly-in workshops with the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation and Kwadacha Nation communities located roughly 500 kilometres north of Prince George. The workshops were extremely well-received, and with the support of […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: April 19, 2017 @4:59 pm

Daniel Lim and Brandon Johnson recognized for placing 1st and 2nd in the National Society of Petroleum Engineers report competition in APSC

Daniel Lim and Brandon Johnson placed 1st and 2nd respectively in the National Society of Petroleum Engineers report competition held at UBC on March 25.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: April 5, 2017 @12:24 pm

UBC Storm the Wall 2017!

The Mining staff/faculty team did Storm the Wall. We can safely say that we were in the top 4 for staff/faculty teams (as there were only 4 staff/faculty teams). The team consisted of Bern Klein, Andrea Arduini, Dawn Mills, Malcolm MacLachlan, Bruce Marshall.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: March 31, 2017 @12:28 pm

UBC wins first place at the 27th annual Canadian Mining Games
UBC Mining Games
Scoresheet: 2017_CMG_Results As many of you may have heard, last weekend was the 27th Canadian Mining Games hosted at the University of Toronto. Our UBC Team was excited coming off our win at last year’s Mining Games, even though a majority of our team graduated. And we are excited to announce that despite a young […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

Pictures of UBC Alumni Dinner

UBC Alumni Dinner. 2017
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

Extended Deadline for Graduate Programs for International Applicants

The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC is extending the deadline for its graduate programs for international applicants. The deadline is extended to February 20, 2017 for the following programs in Mining Engineering: MASC MENG PHD To apply visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/apply-online  
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

Advancing Water Stewardship in Mining
Nadja Kunz
Special Seminar: February 3, 2017 1 PM DR. NADJA KUNZ, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, NORMAN B. KEEVIL INSTITUTE OF MINING ENGINEERING AND LIU INSTITUTE RSVP: HTTPS://WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/SPECIAL-SEMINAR-NADJA-KUNZ-ADVANCING-WATER-STEWARDSHIP-IN-MINING-TICKETS-31546399129  
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

Alumni Dinner: Saturday February 4

Saturday February 4, 2017 Reception: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:00pm Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront 1133 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC Tickets – $75 Student tickets available at a discounted rate of $35 Dress Cocktail RSVP by midnight, January 29th, 2017 Accommodation at the hotel is available to dinner guests at a rate of $139 per room – please call […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

Visit us during the 2017 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver

Visit us during the 2017 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver Jan 23 to 26, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. Our booth location is: 204.
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

UBC Mining Alumni & Friends Appreciation Reception

Reunite with faculty and old friends from the Keevil Institute Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 4 – 7 pm Mahony & Sons- Burrard Landing 1055 Canada Place #36 RSVP at: https://apsc.ubc.ca/event/2017/ubc-mining-alumni-and-friends-reception-roundup Registered guests will receive a complimentary drink
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

I forget I’m different.

Speech by UBC Mining Undergrad Veronica Knott Wednesday, November 30, 2016 I forget I’m different. I sit in class, I debate my peers, I lift my hand up to be the first to answer every question. I’m loud, I’m abrasive, I’m smart, and wow, am I proud to be an engineer. But then, then there […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:26 pm

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International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining Report

writes Maddie Adams, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Australia The Australian Centre for Geomechanics was delighted to welcome almost 100 delegates to Perth for the inaugural International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining, held from 17–19 November 2015. The seminar focussed on both the numerical and empirical methods used for the design of underground metalliferous […]
NBK Mining Engineering – Posted: September 1, 2017 @2:27 pm

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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