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Mining school to bring educational programming to South America

Goodman School of Mines signs agreement with Core Foundation
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Ricardo Torreblanca (left), president and CEO of the Core Foundation, and Osman Abou-Rabia, interim executive director of the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University, shake on an agreement between the two parties to bring Goodman educational and research activities to Peru, Chile and Brazil. (Supplied photo)

Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines (GSM) and Core Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to create new eras of knowledge, discovery and innovation in Latin America, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aiming to promote Goodman educational and research activities in Peru, Chile and Brazil.

By combining the connections of Core Foundation and the strong mining education and research at Laurentian University, the two parties can begin to develop relationships in countries that require world-class mining training as well as meaningful international partnerships to further mining education, training and research in Latin America.

“Countries like Peru need our strong expertise in mining-related disciplines,” said Osman Abou-Rabia, interim executive director of the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University, in a March 5 news release.

“This agreement has the potential of opening up a new market in Latin America to bring qualified students and research collaboration to Laurentian University.”

Laurentian University’s mining expertise extends to the full mining cycle, including mineral exploration, geology, engineering, Indigenous studies, management, occupational health and safety, bioremediation, and environmental rehabilitation.

Laurentian University is located in Sudbury.




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