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U of T Engineering hosts 27th Canadian Mining Games

February 23, 2017

Future min­ing engi­neers from 10 Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties go toe to toe in nation­al com­pe­ti­tion

WHAT: The Cana­di­an Min­ing Games is an annu­al com­pe­ti­tion between 10 min­ing engi­neer­ing uni­ver­si­ties in Cana­da. At this two-day cham­pi­onship, stu­dent teams are test­ed on the skills and knowl­edge required to work in the min­ing indus­try as they com­plete a series of events inspired and over­seen by indus­try-lead­ing com­pa­nies.

Mem­bers of the media are invit­ed to observe or com­pete along­side stu­dents in events includ­ing:

  • Propos­ing tech­ni­cal and eco­nom­ic response to a hypo­thet­i­cal cri­sis sit­u­a­tion, such as a mud slide;
  • Exe­cut­ing a mine res­cue sce­nario. In a con­fined space full of smoke with lim­it­ed vis­i­bil­i­ty, stu­dents rely on safe­ty equip­ment and breath­ing appa­ra­tus­es to res­cue trapped min­ers;
  • Con­duct­ing an in-depth pre­lim­i­nary eco­nom­ic assess­ment and fea­si­bil­i­ty study of a pro­posed mine design.

In addi­tion to com­pet­ing for school pride, stu­dents have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to net­work with indus­try lead­ers in their fields. The win­ning team will take home the cov­et­ed Min­ing Games tro­phy and the title of cham­pi­on of the Cana­di­an Min­ing Games.

WHERE: Depart­ment of Civ­il & Min­er­al Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Meet­ing point: Gal­braith Build­ing, 35 St. George Street [MAP]

Feb­ru­ary 24–25, 2017
Start time: 8:30 a.m.


  • Hen­rique Cop­pi­ni – Min­ing Games Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee & past par­tic­i­pant
  • Chan­na Kum­marage – Min­ing Games Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee & past cap­tain
  • Mari­na Reny – U of T Team cap­tain



Keenan Dixon
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coor­di­na­tor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to