Carmen Jensen receives Dean’s Staff Award for Excellence in Student Engagement and Experience!

Carmen Jensen

Carmen Jensen

Director, Professional Programs, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering

“Shortly after joining UBC mining in summer 2016, I learned that Carmen is one the most approachable, kind and helpful colleagues in our department. I could, and still can, go to her office and ask her for help and advice on departmental and personal matters.”

Carmen Jensen’s devotion to supporting students is best portrayed through the two field trips she coordinates for students every year to various mines across the country. She plans the itinerary, books air tickets, hotels, land transport, restaurants and meals, mine visits and more for 20-30 students while attending herself. This commitment to enriching the student experience is a perfect example of what Jensen means to the Mining Engineering program.

Jensen not only supports students by providing experiences like this, but by enhancing the education opportunities they have. Her work as an ambassador for mining education is vast, including her involvement with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, which led to a $100,000 donation to the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering to support student retention. Another example is when she developed a proposal and budget for the Certificate in Global Mine Waste Management program, which was approved and successfully launched in January 2020. Jensen’s tireless support while creating new opportunities to learn speaks to her dedication to enhancing the student experience.

We are proud to celebrate Carmen’s achievements and look forward to her continued contributions to the NBK Mining Engineering Institute.

Congratulations, Carmen Jensen, on this well-deserved honor!