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Mining the Technology of Innovation
August 2, 2018
Mining the Technology of Innovation

Innovation should be measured against new metrics relating to environmental, social and human health impacts.   

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How Can we Make Mining More Sustainable?
May 16, 2018
How Can we Make Mining More Sustainable?

It’s safe to say the past, present and foreseeable future of modern civilization depends on the mining industry. But all of this comes at a cost.  

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Find Queen's Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology at CIM 2018 - May 6-9
May 1, 2018
Find Queen's Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology at CIM 2018 - May 6-9

Program lead David Yokom will be at CIM 2018 from May 6-9 to answer your questions and talk about the BTech program.

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Strength in Diversity: Why the Mining Industry Needs a More Diverse Workforce
January 24, 2018
Strength in Diversity: Why the Mining Industry Needs a More Diverse Workforce

BTech Program Leader, David Yokom, examines the projected workforce shortfall in the mining industry, and why greater diversity is a key part of the answer.

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A Golden Opportunity
October 26, 2017
A Golden Opportunity

Learn about BTech instructor and senior mine engineer at Goldcorp Inc. Meghan Cartwright, and her industry experience

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Watch: An interview with Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman on mining waste remediation
August 9, 2017
Watch: An interview with Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman on mining waste remediation
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Find Queen's University's Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering at the Canadian Mine Expo 2017 in Timmins (May 31 – June 1, 2017)
May 18, 2017
Find Queen's University's Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering at the Canadian Mine Expo 2017 in Timmins (May 31 – June 1, 2017)

Come hear how we’re partnering with industry to collaborate and create the ideal program for today's mining industry at this year's Canadian Mining Expo.

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Find Queen's University's Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering at CIM 2017 in Montreal (April 30 – May 3, 2017)
April 25, 2017
Find Queen's University's Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering at CIM 2017 in Montreal (April 30 – May 3, 2017)

Come hear how we’re partnering with industry to collaborate and create the ideal program for today's mining industry at this year's CIM Conference.

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Meet BTech student Ben Bisson
January 17, 2017
Meet BTech student Ben Bisson

VIDEO: Ben Bisson has a full-time job at Goldcorp's Hollinger open pit mine in Timmins. He's also working on his Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology at Queen's. 

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VIDEO: Explore BTech learning objects
January 13, 2017
VIDEO: Explore BTech learning objects

Explore learning objects in Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology. Watch purpose-built videos led by instructors & industry experts. Explore cutting edge technology. Go into the field with immersive & interactive videos.

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Rockbursts: How Queen's engineers are working to make mining safer
November 23, 2016
Rockbursts: How Queen's engineers are working to make mining safer

Rockbursts are among the most dangerous and unpredictable risks of mining. Queen’s engineers are working to better understand the phenomenon, making mining safer and more efficient.

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Why BTech?
November 7, 2016
Why BTech?

Professor Josh Marshall describes the features and benefits of the BTech program, and the

opportunities that it will open for graduates

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Researcher Profile: Mining Robotics
November 4, 2016
Researcher Profile: Mining Robotics

Profile of Professor Josh Marshal and his Mining Systems Lab, and its focus on robotic vehicles

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Why Online?
November 2, 2016
Why Online?

This video extols the virtues of BTech's online delivery method. Developer Eric Tremblay walks the viewer through how they will experience the BTech program, with a focus on freedom and flexibility.

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