It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Emeritus Professor Andrew L. Mular. Professor Mular was a well-liked professor by many of UBC’s undergraduates and the supervisor for many Master and PhD students at UBC who are currently senior engineers and managers in the mining industry. Professor Mular joined UBC in 1972 as Professor of Mineral Process Engineering. In 1984, he received the Walter Gage Teaching Award from the Engineering Undergraduate Society at UBC. He was also the UBC Mining Engineering Department Head from July 1986 until June 1993.
Professor Mular obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering at the Montana School of Mines in 1958. In 1963. He became an Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, where he was appointed Associate Professor in 1965 and Professor in 1971. He is author or co-author of more than 80 technical publications. He is coordinator and co-editor of a series of texts on plant design, published by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). A frequent contributor to not just the SAG Conference, he was known for his considerable organizing and presentation for the CMP, CIM, SME, and AIME.
Professor Mular has received two SME publication board awards and was a CIM Distinguished Lecturer in 1981. In 1991 he was also the winner of the first Art MacPherson Award. He has served SME and CIM in numerous capacities and was Chairman of the Vancouver Branch of District 6 of CIM in 1982. He has served as an examiner for the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and British Columbia and is a member of the Board of Examiners for BC.