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Congratulations to Dr. Bern Klein for receiving Mitacs Awards for Exceptional Leadership

Our esteemed professor Dr Bern Klein has been awarded the Mitacs Awards for Exceptional Leadership. The award is given to an academic supervisor with an exemplary record of developing collaborations with industry and other partners, providing valuable research and training experiences to their interns and initiating research projects with significant outcomes through their Mitacs funding. Dr. Bern Klein Professor, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering Dr Bern Klein is a mineral process engineer and professor in the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He was awarded the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership—Professor for…

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The Coal Association of Canada Award of Distinction recipient Melanie L. Mackay

Ms. Mackay, currently a PhD Candidate in Graduate Studies Mining Engineering with us at UBC, has received The Coal Association of Canada (CAC) Award of Distinction 2023 . The CAC Award of Distinction, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in the coal industry in Canada, was presented to Ms. Mackay during the CAC Awards Reception in Vancouver, BC, on October 2 Ms. Mackay, President of the Western Canadian Coal Society, is being recognized for her remarkable dedication and leadership within the coal industry. A professional geoscientist with almost 20 years of experience in coal geology and geoscience in…

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Engineering, Exploration, and Expertise in Mining

“This program has helped me become a lot more well rounded.”   Howard Cheng Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science Program: Mining Engineering Campus: Vancouver Year: Going into 4th year (as of July 2023) Why did you want to study engineering? Physics and chemistry were always my favourite courses, and I actually spent a lot of time in high school designing things in CAD and doing 3D printing, staying behind after school to work on my own projects. Engineering seemed like the most obvious choice! Why did you choose UBC? I chose UBC because of its first year foundation program. I liked not having to commit…

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Unlocking Incredible Career Opportunities in Mining Engineering

“Mining engineering intersects with so many different areas – from law, human resources and finance to operations, community engagement and environmental protection.” Jason Sangha Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science Grad year: 2001 Program: Mining Engineering Campus: Vancouver Job title: Vice President, Planning & Strategy, Base Metals at Teck Resources Why did you want to study engineering? I had always enjoyed sciences and math and was interested in building things. In Grade 12, there was a program at my high school in Campbell River where you could do a one-week unpaid work experience to learn more about potential careers. I did a week with the…

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Job Posting for Sessional Lecturer – MINE 350

The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a part-time Sessional Lecturer to teach a section of MINE 350: Modeling and Simulation, a 3 credit course. 2023 Term 1: September 1 – December 31, 2023 MINE 350 concerns methods for modeling the behavior of mining and mineral processing systems and their application to the design and analysis of such systems. Both analytical and numerical methods are introduced. Students will obtain hands-on experience with simulation software. The duties include providing two lectures and one laboratory session per week, all in-person,…

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We are inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Tailings Management and Innovation at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor

We acknowledge that the Vancouver Campus of The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (the “Department”), part of the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Tailings Management and Innovation at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be with tenure for a candidate of exceptional qualifications. In addition to the tenure stream appointment, the…

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Engineering Mentoring Program for 2022-23

We are now recruiting for the UBC Applied Science Engineering Mentoring Program, which offers an outstanding opportunity to develop impactful relationships with industry professionals and…

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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…