- Grad year: 1977
The Mining Class of 1977 met in the Robert H. Lee ALumni Centre for coffee and treats; it gave us a chance to catch-up and share a bit of history with each other before wandering off across the campus to the Kaiser building to see Dean Marc Parlange. The trek to the Kaiser building took a bit longer than it might with newer alumni; there was some amount of dispute at what building was where way-back-when and a certain amount of ‘oh wow’ when consensus was reached on what and where things were compared to what and where they were today.
A couple of more of the Magnificent 7 managed to join us for dinner on Saturday night along with a couple of Mining Dept profs; from the past, George Poling, who guided our class through our shenanigans and mysteries of mineral processing, and from the present, Malcolm Scoble who both knew Blue Evans in his final years and has worked hard to maintain the intimacy in the Dept that we had the privilege of enjoying. Our spouses marveled at our tales of those days of yore recounted over dinner, shook their heads, and generally expressed the opinion that they were glad we ultimately grew up...
Submitted by Alf Hills, MINE '77