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2013-07-08COSMO Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory focuses on global asset optimization under uncertainty

On June 20, 45 industry professionals and academics from across the globe gathered at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, to hear about the latest findings of the COSMO Stochastic Laboratory researchers at COSMO’s biannual Technical Day. Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, with the support of six mining industry partners, aims to optimize mineral resource development under uncertain conditions by applying mathematical models and risk analysis to mine planning, design and production scheduling. This year, the focus was on global asset optimization of open-pit mining complexes.


2013-06-20GMSG and EMERST joint workshop tackles technology standards for safety

The Global Mining and Standards Group (GMSG) joined forces with the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT) to host “Innovative Solutions to Drive a Safer Mining Workplace through Technology” a workshop focused on both groups recent efforts to establish technology standards for improving mining equipment safety and performance.


2013-06-17Philip Thwaites shares insight on process control with industry in Peru

CIM Distinguished Lecturer Philip Thwaites brought his expertise on automation of process control to mining professionals in Peru, through three Distinguished Lecturer presentations held from May 29 to 31. Thwaites, who is currently manager of the process control group at the Xstrata Process Support Centre, presented, “Manual control, process automation – or operational performance excellence? What is the difference?”


2013-06-10Watch highlights of M4S Toronto 2013

More than 2,500 students and teachers took part in this year’s Mining for Society show, which took place May 2 to 4 in the exhibition hall of the Queen Elizabeth hotel. The interactive event showcased the important role mined minerals play in everyday life, while also educating students and the general public about the mining cycle.

Check out footage of the event to learn more about the program and see reactions of attendees.


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