The Mining Community Jill LeDrew by panniuniu

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									                     We are the healthiest and most
                      vigorous Mining School in
                       Canada, if not the world:



come and meet us at our OPEN HOUSE
in the Forward Building .. behind the Barn … 5th Floor
                         12 noon to 2pm
                         Thursday January 17th


                         Look at www.mining.ubc.ca
                               to learn all about us
OUR PRESENTATION TODAY

OVERVIEW ... THE MINING INDUSTRY AND PROFESSION
MALCOLM SCOBLE

WHAT IS MINING ENGINEERING & THE UBC DEGREE?
MARK MORIN

WHY I CHOSE MINING ENGINEERING?
BLYTHE GOLOBIC

OUR DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY & INDUSTRY TIES?
COLBY MILLER

WORK EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES?
RITA TSAI

VIDEO
        MEET STUDENTS AND PROFS
             TOURS OF LABS
          TALKS FROM INDUSTRY
             FREE FOOD, POP




come and meet us at our OPEN HOUSE
in the Forward Building .. behind the Barn …
5th Floor   12 noon to 2pm,    Thursday January 17th
WIN A NIGHT AT A CANUCK’S GAME
    We need c.40 smart, motivated mining engineering
      students for exciting, rewarding and diverse
                     career paths.

                   Small is beautiful!

There are 3000+ professional mining engineers in Canada.

     Canada and Vancouver lead the world in mining

We are plugged in to the industry, technology and helping
    our graduates to have impact in helping society in
         economic and sustainable development

      The industry & society needs and wants us!
    Cumulative Gross Revenues of selected BC mines
    $CAD (at current prices)  > 25 mines grossing $1 B
                               production
                              > $160 B (1836-2003)
              Kemess South
                     $5.5 B
                                      Fort St John


Eskay Creek
   $4.4 B
                Prince Rupert
                                            Prince George     NE Coal   > $5 B
                           Endako
                          $4.0 B                                       Fording River
                                              Gibraltar     $4 B
  Island Copper                                                             $9.5 B
        $5.1 B                                         Kamloops
                                                                              Sullivan

        Myra Falls
                                                                              $22 B
          $4.5 B                Victoria   Vancouver
                                                                  Highland Valley Copper
                                                                                 $16 B
  Mark Morin
    4th Year
Mining Engineer

Sudbury, Ontario
What Are We Talking About Here?

• Operations that produce metals, minerals,
    oil sands & stone from the earth are called
    MINES
•   MINING is the process of extracting these
    materials and making money while doing it
    while caring for the environment and social
    responsibilities
•   A MINING ENGINEER is someone who
    searches for, designs, plans, operates and
    closes mines and mineral processing plants.
    It’s also more than that …
Mining Engineering
– What about the courses?
Practical and Focused for a Professional Career
   – Not heavy on technical math / physics
   – Labs provide hands-on lessons

Variety and Specialty Courses
   – Geology / Geotechnical / Rock Mechanics
   – Mine Operations & Planning
   – Mineral Processing (e.g. Coal, Precious Metals
     Recovery)
   – Environmental
   – Economics & Management
   – Other Department Classes
   – General Engineering Courses (e.g. Electric
     Circuits/Power Machines)
Mining Engineering
– Where do you want to go?
Mining degrees can lead to:
   Operations Experience
   Business & Management
   Law
   Research
   Specialities
   Consulting
Thinking of Civil Engineering?
   Try Mining! (Earth Structures, Underground Design,
     Cave Support)
Thinking of Chemical Engineering?
   Try Mining! (Mineral Processing, Environmental)
      Get a Degree that’s worth its weight in gold!
                             Blythe Golobic
                                3rd Year
                            Mining Engineer

               Why did I Choose Mining?




“Hands On” Engineering
Travel
Diverse Job Opportunities
Challenging!
                                         J. Duck
So You Want to be a Miner?
           Essential Skills


Soft Skills
  Peers

  Professionals

  Communities
         Essential Skills
A Sense of Adventure!
 Opportunity to travel the world!

   • Camp Life
   • Different Cultures and Value Systems
   • Different Climates and Geography




                                     P. Oka
J. Duck
             Essential Skills

Life Long
Interdisciplinary
Learning

The Ability to get
your Boots Dirty!




                                M.Oxciano
                  Colby Miller
Mining Engineering 4th Year
- Our Community Mining Engineer
Immediate Future - What’s the next 3
  years going to be like?
Small Department
Frequent, Successful Social Events
  (BBQ’s, Field Trips, Dinners, Strip
  Mining Pub Crawl, etc…)
Close Ties To Industry




We get involved with the Department’s
 Industry Advisory Committee
Mining Engineering
- Our Community
Small Department

- 130 Undergrads, 11 Profs
- Open Door Policy
- A place where everybody knows
    your name
-   Alumni are very supportive
Mining Engineering
- Our Community
Social Events
- Welcome Back BBQ’s
- Pub Crawls
- Sushi Nights
- Movies Nights
- Mining Games
Mining Engineering
- Our Community
Industry Ties
- Alumni are VERY supportive
- Annual Alumni Dinner (Feb 2nd)
- CIM Student Nights
- Canucks Box Tickets
- Field Trips
2nd Yr HVC, VALE INCO,
3rd Yr Vancouver Island,
4th Yr Brazil, Poland, China, Chile 2008, 2009?
… a Global Citizen
                                   Rita Tsai
    THE JOB MARKET
                                 3rd Year from
                                  Vancouver



•   Long term job market trend
•   Travel
•   The Co-op Experience
•   The Engineering Work
LONG TERM MARKET TREND
Will I have a job after years of school work?

In a few years, > 20% of the mining work force will retire.
Industry is preparing for this manpower shortfall by actively
training new talent. The industry support is strong.




                               Companies visit UBC Mining
                               Department frequently via
                               seminars and student nights.
CO-OP WORK TERMS
So Many Jobs…
I worked at a Diamond Mine near
Yellowknife for my most recent co-op
term.
The company is not shy on challenging
their students. I was given full work
load that a graduated EIT would have
been given. As a student, my typical
work day consisted of half field work
and half office work.
 TRAVEL ..
 Adventurous?




Through
School/Work,
I have:
•Seen Aurora in
 Yellowknife
•Visited Montreal
•Worked in Tibet,
 next to Mt. Everest
ENGINEERING DESIGNS
Combination of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,
Geological, Environmental, Processing, and
Chemical Engineering…
EXAMPLES OF ENGINEERING WORK INVOLVED:

CONSTRUCTION      OPERATION       PROCESSING
Mining in BC video
    on the CD
   Not your typical
    engineering!
Mining Engineering
- Our Community
Remember, Mining is a lifestyle choice
as much as a career choice.

Questions??? Today, at the Open
House or email us at:
malcolms@interchange.ubc.ca

Check out our Open House, this
Thursday the 17th!!!
come and meet us at our OPEN HOUSE
in the Forward Building .. behind the Barn … 5th Floor




12 noon to 2pm, Thursday January 17th
          MEET STUDENTS AND PROFS
          TOURS OF LABS
          TALKS FROM INDUSTRY
          FREE FOOD, POP

								
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