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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

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