SUDBURY, ON (FEB.10, 2016) – Approximately 250 students and local mining leaders will gather tomorrow, February 11th, for the sixth annual Mining Day being held at Laurentian University. The event, jointly organized by Laurentian University, Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, and Stantec, allows students to explore various aspects of the mining industry.
This year’s event will focus on the “Booms & Busts” of the mining industry. Discussion topics include current trends and economic issues affecting mining contractors, mine operators, supply and service providers, and mining consultants.
Guest speakers include representatives from Technica Mining, Vale, Fuller Industrial, and Stantec.
Students have the opportunity to hear from industry experts during presentations and a panel discussion, and also network with guest speakers and delegates at a post-session reception.
“Laurentian University is proud to be an integral part of one of the world’s great mining clusters, providing a first-tier mining education that includes hands-on learning in our area mines. Mining Day is an excellent opportunity for students to explore professional options in mining, mineral exploration, and mining engineering.”
Dominic Giroux, President, Laurentian University
“The mining industry plays a significant role in the economy of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, and Canada as a whole. This event recognizes this while providing our students the chance to meet industry experts and, possibly, their future employer.”
Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
“Mining Day highlights the value of an education that Cambrian College and our partner institutions in Sudbury can provide to students looking to build careers in the global mining industry. We are pleased to be part of this event and to showcase not only the strength of our programs, but also the expertise of our faculty, the value of our industry collaborations, and the achievements of our alumni.”
Bill Best, President, Cambrian College
“The Sudbury community is a great source of mining expertise. Mining Day brings together industry and the three local postsecondary institutions that provide mining engineers, technicians, technologists and other job-ready employees for companies around the globe.”
Sherrie Burrell, Strategic Sector Coordinator, Stantec
About Laurentian University
Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian University, situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinabe peoples of Atikameksheng First Nation, prepares students as agents of change and empowers them to create innovative responses to local and global challenges. Laurentian’s students benefit from small class sizes and exceptional post-graduation employment rates. With nine Canada Research Chairs and nineteen research centres, Laurentian is a recognized leader in its specialized areas of research strength, which include mining innovation and exploration, stressed watershed systems, particle astrophysics and rural and northern children’s health. Laurentian University has secured over $100 million in research income in the past five years.
About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 60 articulation agreements with other postsecondary institutions. To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @collegeboreal.
About Cambrian College
Cambrian College is the largest college in northern Ontario, offering more than 80 full-time programs across diverse fields of study. The College provides hands-on learning opportunities, flexible study options, and hundreds of agreements that enable graduates to build their credentials at the university level, or across disciplines. Through accredited programs, strong industry connections, and comprehensive support services, students are well-prepared for dynamic careers. Employers who hire college graduates have ranked Cambrian’s grads as the best in Ontario, and 85 percent of Cambrian grads find work within their field within six months. To learn more about everything Cambrian has to offer, visit www.cambrianinternational.ca.
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