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U of Saskatchewan field school earns international award

A one-of-a-kind field school that provides myriad benefits to University of Saskatchewan (U of S) graduate students and the Stó:lō people of British Columbia has been recognized by the American Society of Applied Anthropology, earning the prestigious Robert A. Hackenberg Memorial Award for 2016.

Northern College President takes International Entrepreneurship Pledge

Northern College has pledged to the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship’s (NACCE), an organization dedicated to creating economic vitality through entrepreneurship.

Mining engineering graduates increases 20 percent

SME data confirms rise in number of degrees conferred by U.S. schools

World’s first-ever global university subject rankings for Mineral Engineering released

Colorado School of Mines ranked world’s best university in inaugural ranking

These bacteria can help you find rich platinum deposits

Fresh research shows a new role for bacteria in cycling platinum group metals in soils and sediments, offering a better understanding of how to search for them.

Former oil sands workers eye renewables market

Edmonton-based group aims to re-train 1,000 jobless workers into solar panel installers by 2018.

Here is how being math savvy can make you a better miner

Today, professionals can improve their valuation by using Geostatistics, a group of techniques that model spatial processes and allow estimation of values at unsampled locations.

CHARTS: Mining slowdown worsening job prospects in Canada

While the shock has certainly been the largest for oil-producing regions, the issue has rippled through to other industries and provinces.

Go for Gold with The Goodman Gold Challenge

The Goodman School of Mines and Laurentian University are proud to announce the inaugural Goodman Gold Challenge (GGC), an investment management competition for undergraduate students. The competition will be held at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario from February 22 to February 25, 2017.

Tailings Facility Assessment Should be Included in an NI43-101 Report

Failure of a tailings facility may significantly affect the share value of a mine or its mining company

Two years after Mexico’s biggest mine spill villagers still don't trust their drinking water

Here's what went wrong and how the impacts could have been minimal.

Exeter leads $6 million research project to find essential new mineral deposits

Scientists from the University of Exeter will lead a ground-breaking new collaborative research project to discover crucial new deposits of essential raw materials across Europe.

Unique Partnership Creates Northern School of Hard Rock Mining

TIMMINS, ON: Northern College, Haileybury School of Mines has a new initiative underway; the creation of a Northern School of Hard Rock Mining, offered in partnership with Kidd Operations. One of the first programs offered […]

Recent Tailings Failure at Samarco a Reminder of the Need for Proper Training

The Mount Polley failure in Canada, in 2014, and the tailings facility failure at the iron ore mine at Samarco in Brazil in November 2015, are fresh reminders of the need for proper training in all aspects of design, operation and management of tailings facilities.

Request for Proposal Issued for Mining Observatory Data Control Centre (MODCC)

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (February 16, 2016) – The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), in partnership with SNOLAB, is pleased to announce the launch of a global Request for Proposal (RFP) for business start-ups […]

The story of the great mining project that wasn’t so

Here’s how you can prevent this from happening to you

NI43-101 Reporting Issues and the Need for Professional Development

There is increasing demand in the mining industry for raising the standard of NI43-101 reporting for mining projects.

Negative impacts of water usage in mining are avoidable with proper training

While mining has historically affected its surrounding environment, advances in technology and changes in water management techniques mean that many negative impacts are now avoidable.

Cutting staff increases the need for training

While companies cut, employers in the resource and mining industry have expressed concern over growing skills shortages.

UK scientists develop new method to find copper deposits

Technique likely to become an inexpensive way to uncover rich copper deposits.

The Ivory Coast calls upon Laurentian University to develop its mining sector

SUDBURY, ON (February 4, 2016) – Laurentian University has signed an agreement to leverage its expertise in an effort to help evaluate mining training needs in Ivory Coast, implement relevant and viable training programs, and […]

Northern College Board of Governors Approves New 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

This plan was developed with the involvement of over 500 individuals, participating in four separate engagement opportunities.

Ontario Colleges urging Provincial Government to invest in college-based Applied Research

Northern College, in collaboration with all public colleges across the province are calling for the Ontario government to make upfront investments of $30 million into market-driven research to promote industry clusters.

Northern College fuses applied research with entrepreneurship and innovation

Applied Research is not a new phenomenon in the College system, but Northern College certainly has taken its applied research program to a new level.

Northern College welding student honoured by Canadian Welding Association

Deborah Mates, the Director of the CWA Foundation, was at the Kirkland Lake campus on Monday to recognize Northern College’s third year Welding Engineering co-op student Andy Yang for his passion and academic excellence in welding.