Department News

2021 Mason Cup Winners

2021 Mason Cup Winners
Posted on Jul 29, 2021

This year’s winners chose to work with a professor, Dr. Christopher Pickles, who challenged them with finding a process to extract constituent metals from polymetallic nodules, a novel resource found on the seafloor of the Pacific Ocean.


Dr. Boyd Davis was awarded with a CIM Fellowship and MetSoc Award for Research Excellence!

Posted on Jun 25, 2021

Fariborz has won the 2021 MetSoc/CIM PhD award

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Only one award is given Canada wide per year!


Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman is using innovation to make the mining industry greener, safer and more efficient.

Posted on Jun 01, 2021

Dr. Ghahreman launched his lab at Queens in 2014, and since that time it has grown to become one of the busiest hydrometallurgy laboratories in North America. Along with his talented group of mostly PhD students, he’s working on several projects that could dramatically lessen the environmental impact of resource extraction.


Departmental Award Winners 2020-2021

Posted on May 11, 2021

Departmental Award Winners have been announced!


Dr. Charlotte Gibson will be speaking at STEMpede on May 5-6!

Posted on Apr 26, 2021

It is a virtual event for young women interested in STEM.


Introducing Nanomaterials into Extractive Metallurgy – Meet Jinsong Xia

Posted on Apr 07, 2021

Jinsong Xia was interviewed by School of Graduate Studies.


Muyoya Dominic Kabinga is one of the CIM MER 2020 Scholarship Winners

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Jamie Archibald was on CBC Radio segment called “Element of Surprise” hosted by Alan Neal

Posted on Mar 16, 2021

You can learn more about Radon from today's CBC Radio segment!


Queen's Mining Ranked 7th on the QS Top Universities!

Posted on Mar 08, 2021

We are ranked 7th by subject on the QS Top Universities!


Queen’s alumna Dr. Charlotte Gibson brings “froth flotation” to mining research and the classroom

Posted on Mar 03, 2021

If you think of a stereotypical miner — or mining equipment — your adjective of choice might not be “bubbly.” But air bubbles, and “froth flotation,” are key to the work of Dr. Charlotte Gibson, BSc’09, PhD’16, a new Queen’s Engineering faculty member in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining.


Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman was mentioned in The Globe and Mail article

Posted on Mar 01, 2021

"In the race to clean dirty industries, these new technologies give hope for a low-carbon future" by Eric Reguly


How Can we Make Mining More Sustainable?

Posted on May 16, 2018

It’s safe to say the past, present and foreseeable future of modern civilization depends on the mining industry. But all of this comes at a cost.


Strength in Diversity: Why the Mining Industry Needs a More Diverse Workforce

Posted on Jan 24, 2018

BTech Program Leader, David Yokom, examines the projected workforce shortfall in the mining industry, and why greater diversity is a key part of the answer.


A Golden Opportunity

Innovative BTech program finds a golden opportunity to collaborate with industry and help engineering technologists take their mining careers to the next level
Posted on Oct 26, 2017

Learn about BTech instructor and senior mine engineer at Goldcorp Inc. Meghan Cartwright, and her industry experience.


Watch: An interview with Dr. Ahmad Ghahreman on mining waste remediation

Posted on Aug 09, 2017

Rockbursts: How Queen's engineers are working to make mining safer

Posted on Nov 23, 2016

Rockbursts are among the most dangerous and unpredictable risks of mining. Queen’s engineers are working to better understand the phenomenon, making mining safer and more efficient.


Research Review: Dr Chris Pickles

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

Professor Chris Pickles is one of the leading engineers in the field of research that uses microwaves to extract metals. The objectives of his research are to better understand new metal extraction processes, while increasing recycled products, and to improve sustainability.


Research Review: Dr Chris Pickles

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

Professor Chris Pickles is one of the leading engineers in the field of research that uses microwaves to extract metals. The objectives of his research are to better understand new metal extraction processes, while increasing recycled products, and to improve sustainability.


Research Review: Joshua Marshall

Written by Meghan Fotak, Mining Student
Posted on Jan 20, 2015