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Office and Lab Closures

To support UBC and BC Provincial Health Officer’s COVID-19 social distancing protocols, our faculty and staff will be working remotely and our offices and labs will be closed. Our office will reopen on April 9 and labs will reopen on April 15. Please note that all research activity has been suspended until April 15. We […]

‘BAD REPUTATION’: MINING ENGINEERING AND MINING JUSTICE AT UBC

‘BAD REPUTATION’: MINING ENGINEERING AND MINING JUSTICE AT UBC

According to the 2019 Times Higher Education list, UBC ranks number one globally for “taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” With its various sustainability initiatives, it certainly appears as though there’s a lot going on with UBC as an administrative institution with relation to the climate crisis. On the research and […]

Our Ancestors’ Trail Exhibition Opening and Film Screening

Our Ancestors’ Trail Exhibition Opening and Film Screening

From Thursday February 27 to Monday August 31 there will be an exhibit showcasing artwork that was created through the Tene Mehodihi program. Tene Mehodihi was founded by Nathan Skubovious (a recent graduate of the program), with strong multi-year support from the department and from the Faculty of Applied Science. Our Ancestors’ Trail is a […]

University of British Columbia students organize first Canadian student-run mine rescue competition

University of British Columbia students organize first Canadian student-run mine rescue competition

Mining engineering students from the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) class of 2020 are looking to make a little bit of history this month. The school’s mine rescue club is hosting a student-led competition that will be the first of its kind in Canada. The Canadian Inaugural Mine Rescue Competition will take place Feb. 21 […]

Nadja Kunz Featured in Article

Nadja Kunz Featured in Article

B.C.’s dependency on mining is set to increase in the future, creating a moral dilemma. The need to continue increasingthe output of the mining sector for different materials, clashes with protecting the environment and culture of the areas where the materials are mined. Three associate professors from different schools within the university will come together […]

Launch of the International Caving Research Network (ICaRN)

Launch of the International Caving Research Network (ICaRN)

The Deans of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Science at The University of British Columbia, together with the Head of Mining Engineering, the Head of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, the Director of Geological Engineering, and the Director of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit, are pleased to announce the formation of […]

Alumni Dinner Reminder!

Alumni Dinner Reminder!

A reminder that the Annual Alumni Dinner will be taking place this Saturday (February 1) at the Fairmont Waterfront (900 Canada Place Way) in the Makenzie Room. There will be a reception at 6.00 and the meal starts at 7.00. It is on one of the banquet room one floor down from the lobby (reached […]

Science expands mining-sector prospects

Science expands mining-sector prospects

If you have a mine company with a tailings pond full of coal slurry or a coal deposit that is no longer economic, there could still be value in it. It may contain enough rare earth elements to make it worth processing. And if you have a nickel, diamond or platinum mine, you might be […]

Students’ zero unusable waste idea wins first EY Future of Mining challenge

Students’ zero unusable waste idea wins first EY Future of Mining challenge

Multidisciplinary student teams from the University of British Columbia were invited to solve the top challenges identified in the 2020 edition of EY Canada Top 10 business risks and opportunities https://magazine.cim.org/en/news/2019/students-zero-unusable-waste-idea-wins-first-ey-future-of-mining-challenge/