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Sudbury students net quartet of awards at Canadian Mining Games

Laurentian University teams bring home two golds, two bronzes

Laurentian University engineering students have won four awards during the 2023 Canadian Mining Games, held Feb. 23-25 in Vancouver.

The annual event gives an opportunity for students to showcase their mining knowledge, problem-solving and adaptive capabilities through a variety of challenges.

This marked the 33rd year for the event, which was jointly hosted by the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Laurentian University’s teams earned first place in the underground mine design category, as well as first place in sustainable development.

The teams also earned third place in health and safety and third place in tailings and closure management.

Queen's Mining Society was the overall event winner, with BCIT Mineral Exploration and Mining, and Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering rounding out the top three.

Laurentian will host the event in 2024, which is expected to draw hundreds of students from across the country to Sudbury to compete.