For Immediate Release
Fifth Annual Mining Day Brings Together Students from Three Postsecondary Institutions
(Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Sudbury)– Approximately 260 students and experts in the mining industry will gather today for the fifth annual Mining Day held at Collège Boréal. The event, which is planned jointly by Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, Laurentian University, and Stantec, allows students to examine the various aspects of the mining industry.
This year’s event focuses on networking, commitment, and passion. Discussion topics include trends and issues in the industry, workplace health and safety, global mining exploration, and current job opportunities. According to the Mining Association of Canada, the mining industry currently employs approximately 418,000 full-time workers across the country.
Guest speakers include representatives from Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), Covergalls, Glencore, Industrial Fabrication Inc. (IFI), KGHM International Ltd., Samssa, Stantec, Vale, and Workplace Safety North.
Students have the opportunity to hear from industry experts during presentations and a panel discussion, and also network with guest speakers at a post-session reception.
“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
“There is no better place to study mining than in the Sudbury basin. The postsecondary programs available here offer strong curricula, experiential learning, research opportunities and industry collaborations, which lead to dynamic careers with limitless opportunities.”
Bill Best, President, Cambrian College
“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 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 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 40 articulation agreements with other postsecondary institutions. To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.caand follow us on Facebook and Twitter @collegeboreal.
About Cambrian College
Cambrian College has been a leading postsecondary institution in northern Ontario from the time its first classes were held in 1967. The College has a vibrant community of more than 11,000 full- and part-time learners and offers 80 full-time and nearly 900 part-time courses/programs. It provides programming at three campuses and online, serving a student population that is reflective of the rich diversity of today’s global workplaces. For more information, please visit www.cambriancollege.ca.
About Laurentian University
Laurentian University is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada in the past decade, now serving over 9,000 students. Each year, it offers approximately 40 programs and over 800 course sections in French to some 1,600 students. The main campus is located in Sudbury, but it also has a rapidly expanding campus located in Barrie. Excellent programs, knowledgeable teaching staff, enviable class sizes, and the overall quality of the facilities make it the preferred choice for pursuing university studies in Ontario. More information is available online at www.laurentian.ca.
The Stantec community unites more than 15,000 employees working in over 250 locations. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.
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