NBK Mining Institute


Our facilities are specifically designed to ensure that our faculty, staff and students are prepared to meet the demands of the mining industry.

Our instructional building, the Frank Forward building and our research facility, the Coal & Mineral Processing Laboratory, are fully equipped to provide a positive research and educational framework.

Much of the equipment has been obtained through the generosity of donors and the initiative of faculty who seek out and obtain research grants.

As a result, the UBC Department of Mining Engineering is able to maintain its reputation for producing first-rate mining engineers and research.

In 2003 we underwent a major renovation that gave us a state-of-the-art classroom, a larger conference room, and a redesigned main office that includes more workspace, quiet nooks, and a coffee room.



Frank Forward Building

The NBK Mining Institute’s instructional building is the Frank Forward Building of Metallurgy. Originally built in 1968 at a cost of $3-million, its design was…