International Minerals Innovation Institute

Taking place virtually this year, 11 teams from universities across the county competed in the 2021 Canadian Mining Games on February 19 – 20.  Competing in 25 mining related events, team USask had two 1st place finishes in Mineral Processing and Mystery Event #2, two 3rd place finishes in Environment and Operational Excellence, and placed 10th overall in the competition. The 16-member team also received positive comments from industry professionals, and some members received personal recognition for their work during the competition.

Co-captain Michael Tremblay commented “Although the competition had a different atmosphere compared to past years, the USask team was still able to maintain the enthusiasm and team spirit that we are known for!” 

Of note, out of the 11 teams, all universities have a Mining Engineering specific programs except USask, who has Geological, Chemical, and Mechanical Engineering programs with a mining option. 

Congratulations Team USask!

It was great to see Makayla Scheller and Jodi Boser, winners of the Mining Futures Award, as part of the team.  IMII’s Mining Futures Award recognizes undergraduate students enrolled in the one of three mining options – chemical, geological and mechanical, in the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan who have developed a plan to succeed in the workplace following graduation.