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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