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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/

In memory of Dr. Carroll Oliver Brawner “Chuck”

In memory of Dr. Carroll Oliver Brawner “Chuck”

“In memory of Dr. Carroll Oliver Brawner “Chuck”, Professor Emeritus. Chuck was with the Department as a Professor from 1978 until the end of 1994.” Dr. Carroll Oliver Brawner “Chuck” age 90, passed away peacefully at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver on September 28th, 2019. Survived by, and lovingly remembered by his wife, Isabella, children […]

24th Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner

24th Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner

Join UBC Mining students, faculty, and alumni for the 24th Annual UBC Mining Alumni Dinner! Mix and mingle with old friends and new from the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering. Keynote speaker to be announced shortly. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Greg Brouwer, Vice President, Transformation at Teck Resources WHEN Saturday, February 1, 2020 Reception: 6:00 […]

CIM Article on Water and Mining – Nadja and Bern Interviewed

CIM Article on Water and Mining – Nadja and Bern Interviewed

Last August, Centennial Coal in Australia had to transport 725,000 liters of water by rail from one of its mines 40 kilometers down the line to another in a drought-stricken area to avoid having to shut it down. In January, the poor management of waterlogged tailings in Brazil resulted in the deaths of at least […]

Characterization and Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from East Kootenay Coalfields – REE BC Coal Project

Characterization and Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from East Kootenay Coalfields – REE BC Coal Project

The Need The rare earth elements are a group of 17 similar metals often found and mined together. They play a critical role in everyday electronic components such as batteries and magnets, renewable energy generation and in defense-related technologies. Traditional rare earth deposits are becoming depleted and are projected to only meet the demand for […]

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In conversation with Janusz Laskowski

In conversation with Janusz Laskowski

first met Prof. Janusz Laskowski at the 1988 IMPC in Stockholm, and have caught up with him at every IMPC, apart from Moscow, since then, as well as occasional SMEs, and at MEI’s flotation conferences; he was a keynote speaker at Flotation ’15 in Cape Town. Janusz is Professor Emeritus of mineral processing at the […]

Carlos da Costa is the recipient of an SFU teaching award!

Carlos da Costa is the recipient of an SFU teaching award!

On behalf of the Teaching and Awards Committee at Simon Fraser University, we proudly feature Carlos da Costa in the Teaching Honour Roll for 2018-19, representing the top 10% of teaching evaluations by students in pre-business, and small and large undergraduate and graduate business courses, corrected for small sample sizes. Faculty members have been recognized […]

Brazil To Deploy Smart Sensors To Monitor Water Levels At Deadly Mining Dams

Brazil To Deploy Smart Sensors To Monitor Water Levels At Deadly Mining Dams

The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais – the site of two recent disastrous tailings dams disasters – has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with technology firm Inmarsat providing to provide smart monitoring for the dams. Inmarsat and the Brazilian state will explore several options to “achieve improved awareness and transparency of the tailings dams in […]