Office and lab closures from December 24 to January 3

Office and lab closures from December 24 to January 3

The Mining office and labs will be closed from December 24 to January 3. We will reopen on January 4. Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday and new year!

Adjunct Professor Justin Himmelright is one of AME’s 2020 Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Adjunct Professor Justin Himmelright for being recognized by AME with an award for developing the Indigenous Peoples in Mining Course for UBC Mining Department. AME Announces 2020 Award Recipients

Students – Please set your clocks back an hour on November 1, 2020

A reminder that our local daylight saving time ends this Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00am. How this impacts you? The clock will be turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1:00am. Please set your clocks to reflect this change so that you do not miss any classes. This in particular applies […]

Mining PhD student Michael Ryan MacIver nominated as a 2020/2021 SME Henry Krumb Lecturer

Our PhD student Michael Ryan MacIver was nominated by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME, Denver, CO) as a 2020/2021 SME Henry Krumb Lecturer for his conference presentation on Correlative Tomography for 3D multi-phase Structure in a Phosphate Ore, presented at the February 2020 SME Annual Conference & Expo (Phoenix, AZ). Congratulations, Michael!

Mining Our Way to a Low Carbon Future by Lucy Crane

Click here to watch Lucy Crane’s TED Talk on the topic of Mining Our Way to a Low Carbon Future.

Mining Engineer graduate Nathan Skubovius offers advice about finding ways to enter the mining industry

Please click here to read the article from Canadian Institute of Mining.

Mining alumna Holly Burton is a leadership coach for women

Please click here to read the story by Globe and Mail. Rolfe, K. (2020, September 14). Leadership coach Holly Burton: ‘Part of the work that I do is around having [clients] own the thing that they want’. The Globe and Mail. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/careers/career-advice/article-leadership-coach-holly-burton-part-of-the-work-that-i-do-is-around/

A mining business model to capture value for all stakeholders – Jocelyn Fraser

A mining business model to capture value for all stakeholders – Jocelyn Fraser

A mining business model to capture value for all stakeholders – Jocelyn Fraser Producing value for all stakeholders in a mining project, such as shareholders, government, and community, is an ambitious and sometimes complex undertaking. One approach to the problem is to re-examine the way a mining company creates and distributes value, that is the […]

Congratulations to our 4th year student Akash Tirkey, who was elected as President of the UBC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Congratulations to our 4th year student Akash Tirkey, who was elected as President of the UBC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Akash Tirkey, President of the UBC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Past Involvement With Engineering Without Borders: Over the past three years, I have thoroughly enjoyed contributing to and learning from several different projects at Engineers Without Borders (EWB). My commitment to EWB began in 2017 as a Youth Venture Member, where I volunteered for […]

Dr. Davide Elmo’s student Beverly Yang won the 2020 CGS Student Competition

Dr. Davide Elmo’s student Beverly Yang won the 2020 CGS Student Competition

We are pleased to announce that Beverly Yang won the 2020 Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) Student Competition in the Undergraduate Report (Individual) category for their report titled “Questioning the use of RQD in rock engineering and its implications for rock engineering design” completed as part of Beverly’s 4-month NSERC USRA at UBC in 2019 working […]

Dr. Davide Elmo contributes to study of the effectiveness of physical distancing

Dr. Davide Elmo contributes to study of the effectiveness of physical distancing

Physical distancing (or social distancing) is the paradigm presented by public health experts and public officials as the best, albeit indirect, tool to slow the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. Around the world countries have imposed strict lockdown procedures in an effort to maximise physical distancing. However, those solutions are temporary and not economically viable […]

Emeritus Professor Andrew L. Mular

In memory of Emeritus Professor Andrew L. Mular

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 […]

We must act together against racism and discrimination

We must act together against racism and discrimination

We cannot help but be horrified by current events in the US and elsewhere, including Canada. It serves as a reminder that racism exists. What is more important is that it manifests itself in many different and sometimes subtle ways. It is easy to feel helpless in such situations, but we all have a role […]

UBC BRIMM Director Search

UBC BRIMM Director Search

UBC BRIMM Director Search View PDF for all information The University of British Columbia, Vancouver seeks outstanding internal candidates for the position of Director of the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining. The Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining (BRIMM) advances the transformation of the mining sector by connecting the unique insights of […]