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Training program targets First Nations

It didn’t take long for the Mining Industry Human Resources Council and Assembly of First Nations Mining Essentials program to make its impact felt and show it is going to be a success.

Workshop opens doors for geoscience students

Another 25 Earth Sciences students from universities across Canada will get a taste of the mineral exploration industry at the PDAC’s fifth annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) in Sudbury, May 6 to 21.

Mentoring plays key role in retention of women

Mentoring plays a key role in retaining women in the mining industry.
Mining Matters reaches out to Aboriginal youth

Mining Matters reaches out to Aboriginal youth

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) Mining Matters program has expanded its Aboriginal youth outreach activities to Baker Lake in Nunavut and the First Nation communities of Webequie and Marten Falls in Northern Ontario.

Teachers don hard hats and mucker boots

Thirty elementary and high school teachers from across Ontario donned hard hats, mucker boots and cap lamps for an underground tour of Xstrata's Nickel Rim South Mine in August as part of a four-day Teacher's Mining Tour organized by the Canadian Eco

Cambrian College takes to the road

Trades training will be more accessible than ever with Cambrian College's new mobile trades training trailer.
Cambrian trades student brings home the gold

Cambrian trades student brings home the gold

David Smart, a heavy equipment technician student at Cambrian College in Sudbury has won a gold medal at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC).

Laurentian University wins Mining Games

Laurentian University mining engineering students won the 19th annual Canadian Mining Games at the University of Toronto February 19 – 21. The Laurentian victory is its seventh since the founding of the annual event in 1991.

Video contest introduces students to mining

Inspired by famous Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan’s observation that the medium is the message, the Ontario Mining Association launched a video contest late last year to educate an unlikely audience about the mining industry.

Students win engineering competition

Four engineering students from Laurentian University won the Ontario Engineering Competition, Junior Design Category, in competition against 14 other universities earlier this year.