Department News

The Need to do Better – Risk, Ethics & Tailings Dams

Posted on Feb 20, 2019

A conversation with Henry Brehaut and Tony Hodge.


Mining the Technology of Innovation

Posted on Aug 02, 2018

Innovation should be measured against new metrics relating to environmental, social and human health impacts.


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.


PROFILE: The Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory

Learning the safe and effective use of explosives for mining
Posted on Dec 10, 2015

The Complete Engineer explores the Alan Bauer Explosives Laboratory, part of the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University. It’s a world class facility north of campus where mining engineering students learn to measure and control blasting.


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.


Researcher Profile: Joshua Marshall

Posted on Feb 06, 2015

New Video!


Luka Ledoux's research will significantly reduce mining emissions

Posted on Jan 30, 2015

New "Why Grad Studies?" video features MASc'15 Mining Engineering student


Research Review: Joshua Marshall

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

Research Review: Joshua Marshall

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

Mine Rescue 2015

Posted on Jan 15, 2015

Engineer for a Year outreach program

Posted on Dec 19, 2014

Photo contest winners

Posted on Dec 03, 2014