Education Mining News

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.

Goodbye, mad hatter: UBC expert promotes safer gold mining

Small-scale or artisanal mining is responsible for producing around 400 tonnes of gold a year worldwide. It supports 160 million people, including about 16 million who are directly involved in mining. But because most small-scale miners rely on mercury to extract gold (big mining companies no longer use mercury), the waste runoffs from the mines end up polluting the air and nearby waterways.

Gemstone ring raffle to fund female mining student

A Faberge amethyst ring is to be raffled in London with the aim of raising £5,000 for a female to study at Camborne School of Mines (CSM) as part of a wider initiative to encourage more women into the mining profession.

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme continues to partner with universities to allow for real time learning

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme has been introduced in over 115 academic institutions world-wide and now expands to Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU), Turkey and German University of Technology (GUtech), Oman.

Mining in Europe began more than 4,000 years ago, study reveals

Mining in the Alps dates back much further than previously thought — in the Austrian region of Montafon since the Bronze Age.

Anti-Corruption for Mining Suppliers Short Course – Protect Yourself, Protect Your Company

A third party or an employee being involved in a corrupt activity towards a foreign government official without your knowledge can lead to you facing jail time in Canada and substantial financial penalties for your company.

Anti-Corruption for Mining Suppliers Short Course, November 4, Markham ON, Canada

As one part of the morning program of Day One (November 4th) at the CAMESE Forum, the Telfer School of Business will be offering The Anti-Corruption for Mining Suppliers Short Course. The course covers: 1) The Anti-Corruption movement and the CFPOA, 2) Red flags of Corruption in emerging markets and 3) Anti-Corruption Best Practises.

Diamonds could help spot early stage cancers

Australian researchers have found a way to use diamonds to act as beacons in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and identify cancerous tumours before they become life-threatening.

Gekko Systems Launches 2015 Graduate Engineering Program

Following the successful conclusion of the inaugural Graduate Program in 2012, the company has embarked on a new, extended three-year program to commence mid-September.

University of California sells off $200 million in coal, oil sands assets

Chief Investment Officer Jagdeep Bachher said the assets were no longer good investments for the university's $98.2 billion fund.

Ivanhoe Mines, Laurentian University and University of Limpopo forge educational partnership

A principal goal of the five-year partnership, which is renewable for a further five years, is to develop and equip the University of Limpopo’s geology department to become a centre of excellence in geosciences.

Extremely rare mineral found in 1.2-billion-year-old meteorite impact in Scotland

The finding is more than double the age of the previous oldest known occurrence of reidite, believed to have formed about 450 million years ago.

US company to begin recovering rare earths from old electronics

U.S. Rare Earths Inc. will apply a new method that assists in the recycling, recovery and extraction process of the coveted elemenst, used as ingredients in magnets, batteries, catalytic converters and high-tech products

Arizona Law Announces Creation of Global Mining Law Center

The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona has established the Global Mining Law Center, an interdisciplinary unit that will educate lawyers, miners and others involved with the huge and complex global mining industry.

Economic slump, not drop in coal use, responsible for U.S. carbon emissions fall

Findings of a new research show the 11% fall in carbon emissions between 2007 and 2013 was caused mainly by depressed market conditions.

US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been investigating the economic feasibility of recovering the coveted elements from coal.

Scientists test algae to harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining sludge

If successful the technology could be used to treat many forms of environmental pollution.

Huge unknown mammal tracks found in African diamond mine

Researchers also found evidence of dinosaurs and large crocodiles dating to 118 million years ago.

MIT developing platinum replacement

A team of scientists is working on a process to replace platinum-group metals (PGMs) with more widely available elements.

Reading, writing and LNG: B.C. education to be retooled for job skills

Under the plan, elementary school students will be introduced to hands-on learning earlier; education and training will retooled to "better match in-demand jobs."

Learn to resolve environmental and social conflict

The "Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution in the Resources Sector" takes place in February.