Author Archives: Beverlee Bishundayal - EduMine Editor

Beverlee is a technical writer and provides support for educational events at EduMine. Beverlee has many years of experience as a technical and journalistic writer, working in these fields in both Vancouver and Montreal.

New Online Courses – Ore Minerals 1 and 2

We are pleased to announce the launch of 2 new online courses: Ore Minerals 1 – Native Ores and Sulfides and Ore Minerals 2 – Sulfides and Oxides by Dr. Selina Tribe. These courses replace the original course, Ore Minerals, by the same author. Ore Minerals 1 covers 11 common metal-bearing and industrial minerals that belong to the native ores and yellow-coloured sulfides. The companion courses, Ore Minerals 2, looks at 16 common sulfide and oxide ore minerals of the black, grey, brown and red

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New Online Course – Safety Risk Management

We’ve recently launched a new online course, Safety Risk Management, by Dr. Carl Marx! This course provides basic information and risk management tools that can be used by individuals to look after their own well-being at work, or to use as they build a risk management program that will enable the proactive prevention of unwanted events in their workplaces. Each year, hundreds of people are killed in accidents at work and at the same time millions of people are injured and maimed. In addition, millions

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New Online Course – Sourcing, Selecting, and Securing Talent

We’ve just launched a new online course, Sourcing, Selecting, and Securing Talent by Luciano Anjos! Globalization and technology have created both opportunities and new challenges for the employment relationship and how employers and employees relate with one another. This holds true for the mining industry that must also deal with challenges such as volatile commodity markets. While all these challenges can be daunting, the fundamental issues of staffing, orientation, compensation, performance management, etc. remain vital and ongoing factors for organizations to address. This course looks

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Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

We have recently revised our online course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, by Dr. Frances Solomon. Dr. Solomon has more than 25 years of professional experience in environmental agencies, addressing the biological impacts of toxic water pollutants, pollution prevention and control, and protection and restoration of salmon habitat. Her course presents the principles of ecology with respect to aquatic ecosystems, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The course also examines the properties

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New Online Course – Underground Mine Environment 2: Environmental Contaminants

We’ve just launched a new online course, Underground Mine Environment 2: Environmental Contaminants! This course is based on material developed by Mining Education Australia, a national joint venture initiative between the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland, and Curtin University of Technology. Underground Mine Environment 2: Environmental Contaminants is the second course in the Underground Mine Environment series. The course is structured in five parts that cover environmental contaminants encountered in underground mines. Part 1: Mine Gases and Gas Laws Part 2:

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New Online Course – Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 2: Design and Performance Analysis

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online course, Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 2: Design and Performance Analysis by Jack Caldwell. This course is the second in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities. This course deals with cover design and performance analysis: the calculations and analyses that underlie comprehensive cover design which includes: engineering, scientific, and technical design methods to calculate and quantify just how the cover may perform in regards to stability, infiltration, erosion,

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Revised Online Course – Managing the Environmental Permitting Process

We have recently revised our online course, Managing the Environmental Permitting Process, by Lee W. Saperstein. The concepts that underlie permitting are universal: the social license to operate, including respect for local judgments, environmental assessments, environmental management systems, and that post-mining land use must comply with local or regional planning guidance. Because of the universality of these concepts and the frequent sharing of permitting rules among mining jurisdictions, this course concentrates on those principles that will assist mine planners to obtain permits in a timely

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Mining’s Untapped Resource – Women in Leadership Roles

Has mining discovered its next great resource? This is the question addressed in the recent report published by Ernst & Young, in collaboration with Women in Mining (UK). As the authors point out: “The gender gap isn’t just a gender issue. It’s a business issue. Women’s advancement and leadership are central to business performance and economic prosperity. Profitability, return on investment (ROI) and innovation all increase when women are counted among senior leadership.” The report can be used by mining companies, large or small, as

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New Online Course – Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online course, Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection by Jack Caldwell. This course is the first in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities deals with the general principles and practice of covers—what their purpose is, what objectives govern their selection and detailing, and what to consider when choosing a cover for your specific facility. In this course, we examine the: objectives of mine closure—the activity

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Online Course Updated: Environmental Health and Safety – Emergency Preparedness

We have recently updated our online course, Environmental Health and Safety – Emergency Preparedness by author, Ralph Gunness. This course is the first of two Environmental Health and Safety courses by the author. It provides mining managers and professionals with a set of practical guidelines on Environmental Emergency Preparedness and how to start managing and preparing for an environmental emergency. This course is split into three parts: Part 1: Environmental Emergencies, including discussion of their occurrence, outcomes, and risk analysis. Part 2: Corporate Governance, including

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