Our Department Holds a significant position in the Canadian mining industry
The program deals with the technical, societal and economic challenges of our industry. Our program is designed to address the entire mine life-cycle, from exploration to mine closure and offer solutions that not only enhance the competitiveness of the mining industry but also ensures compatibility with evolving societal values.
As technology evolves and the global economy changes, our students and researchers play a key role in defining the state of the art in mining. In close collaboration with industry partners, our faculty and students work to make mining operations safer, more efficient, more productive, less impactful on the natural environment.
The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s has prepared global mining industry leaders for more than 120 years. It is today not only the largest mining department in Canada but among the largest in the world. In fact, Queen’s mining engineers account for some 33 percent of all Canadian mining and mineral processing engineers who have graduated from Canadian universities.