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Earlier this week, a new Canadian institute was created to ‘help developing countries benefit from their mining resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways’.  Named as the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID), it is ‘a coalition between the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM)’. Read the full media release at: http://news.ubc.ca/2014/01/29/international-sustainable-mining/.

Access recent and/or historical mining engineering research reports, symposium proceedings, theses and dissertations in the Mining Engineering community at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/6926.

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Organized by UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering in conjunction with Colorado State University and the University of Alberta, the Tailings and Mine Waste 2011 (TMW) conference was held in Vancouver, BC. Here’s a memorable quote about archiving the TMW proceedings in cIRcle: “We are setting a new standard for open source materials of a very important conference series. The help and support from cIRcle to make this real is highly appreciated.” –Dirk van Zyl, Professor, Department of Mining Engineering

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Congrats, Dr. Viega!  

Congratulations to all students that were awarded the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Fund Scholarships! http://mining.ubc.ca/news.php

The Library has upgraded its Scifinder Scholar subscription to the Academic Unlimited Access Program. This means that you have 24/7 access to Scifinder regardless of the number of users. Regards Kevin Lindstrom Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6072/1038.full?rss=1 Seventeen-hundred-dollar-an-ounce gold is driving a mining frenzy, but analysts are concerned that miners can’t extract gold any faster than they have the past decade.

Tomorrow, mining MEng students will meet me in Koerner 217 for a introductory workshop on mining engineering info. Here is the page we are going to use – http://guides.library.ubc.ca/mining_engineering

From ASEE daily update: Mining Weekly (6/2, Hill) reported, “The shortage of skilled people – a top concern for mining companies during the boom years leading up to mid-2008 – is once again bubbling up as a major issue facing the sector.” Experts say that worldwide, “record prices for many commodities, coupled with cheap and […]

UBC mining engineering professor Rimas Pakalnis has been named Fellow of Engineers Canada for his noteworthy achievement and service to the engineering profession. Pakalnis is an expert in developing geotechnical design methods for underground openings. His research areas include applied mine design and design under consolidated backfill. He has consulted/researched more than 100 mines around […]

Congratulations to the NBK Team for winning the Mine Rescue Competition at this years 2011 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit and CMA 113th National Western Mining Conference “Shaping a Strong Future Through Mining” in Denver, Colorado! http://mining.ubc.ca/news.php?action=fullnews&id=141&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NbkMiningEngineering+%28NBK+Mining+Engineering%29

Teaching APSC 262 class – Tue, 1 February, 11am – 12pm in MCLD 228. Library course page is here – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2500

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