Dr. Scott Dunbar Chosen as New Head of NBK Mining Engineering


Dr. Scott DunbarDr. Dunbar is currently an Associate Professor and the Acting Head of the Department of Mining Engineering.  Following the completion of his Ph.D. in 1977, he spent the next twenty years of his career in civil and geotechnical engineering consulting before joining the Department of Mining Engineering at UBC in 1997. He was the founding Director of the UBC Integrated Engineering Program from 1999 – 2008.  He has also served in several administrative appointments including Acting Director, Advanced Technology Management program, Faculty of Applied Science, Director, Graduate Program, Department of Mining Engineering and Associate Head, Undergraduate, Department of Mining Engineering. Dr. Dunbar’s research interests concern the applications of biotechnology to the extraction or separation of minerals of economic interest. He is also interested in research ideas or concepts concerning the Mine of Tomorrow – what a mine will be like 50 years or more from now.

Dr. Dunbar’s appointment as Head of Mining Engineering will be for a five year term commencing July 1, 2014.  The Committee is confident that Dr. Dunbar will successfully lead the Department in achieving their ambitious goals and aspirations.  I look forward to working with him in his role as Head.  On behalf of the committee, I would like to sincerely thank all the candidates who stepped forward offering to serve the Department as its leader.

One response to “Dr. Scott Dunbar Chosen as New Head of NBK Mining Engineering”

  1. Edna Hilton (Mac Burney)

    Dear Dr. Dunbar,
    First of all, let me congratulate you on your posting as new Head of NBK Mining Engineering .
    I wonder if I may ask for your help with a little Family History story our family have regarding my Father. He mentioned once, before he died in 1997, that he had been asked to lecture to UBC Engineering students. Apparently he did so twice. Is there any record kept of guest lecturers and could I find out if or when he ever lectured there at the University?
    I will appreciate any help you can give in this regard.

    Sincerely ,

    Edna J. Hilton. – Daughter to Harold Mac Burney
    Home phone: 250-721- 4440

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