A locus of innovation in mining and mineral processing in Canada and the world.
The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering plays an important role in training the next generation of industry leaders and in shaping the future of mining in Canada and the world. The research we do is strongly interdisciplinary and includes mine operations, mineral processing, comminution, mine-mill integration, mechanization, energy systems, mine waste management, environmental remediation, urban mining, artisanal mining, and applications of biotechnologies. There is also a very active group investigating the economics of mining, corporate social responsibility, governance in developing countries, and the relationships between communities and mining operations.
Descriptions of current research projects and other related activities can be found at the following links:
- UBC Mining research
- Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI)
- Coal and Mineral Processing Laboratory