Author Archives: Joanna Gaskell

Joanna Gaskell is the Manager of Educational Media for EduMine, who coordinates online course development and production. She has a background in environmental consulting, communications, and multimedia.

Metso Process Technology Suite of Courses Updated with Video Content

Metso Process Technology’s suite of courses on flotation, grinding and crushing with EduMine has been upgraded with video content.

These courses qualify for professional development hours with a variety of professional organizations around the world, and earn credits towards the post-graduate Certificate in Mining Studies program.

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Child Labour: Getting Kids out of Mines and into Classrooms

The Int’l Day to End Child Labour seems a fitting time to look at what’s being done – and what isn’t – to keep kids out of the mining supply chain.

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Haul Road Design and Operational Benchmarking Course Revised

The EduMine online course Haul Road Design and Operational Benchmarking has been revised.

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What’s New in Geotechnics and Hydrology at EduMine Online

EduMine makes significant additions to their online course catalogue in the field of geotechnics, rock mechanics and hydrology.

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Online Course Revised: Practical Geostatistics 2000 – 2: Spatial Statistics

The second of Dr. Isobel Clark’s popular set of geostatistics courses has been revised! Practical Geostatistics 2000 – 2: Spatial Statistics is based on over 40 years of teaching to mining engineers, geologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, climatologists, plus the occasional geographer, pattern recognition expert, meteorologist, statistician, and computer scientist…

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What’s New in Exploration at EduMine Online

EduMine makes significant additions to their online course catalogue in the field of exploration, geology and reserves.

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Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) to Aid Resource Development in the Developing World

The University of British Columbia (UBC), in a coalition with Simon Fraser University and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (EPDM) have established the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). From UBC’s website: “The Institute’s mandate is to act as a worldwide centre for expertise in the extractive industry sector, relating to developing countries needs in this arena. The institute will be a resource of best practice for: improving and strengthening resource-extraction governance; increasing capacity building in policy, legislation, regulatory development and implementation; and educating skilled

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A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Up for EduMine Online

It’s time for another quick look ahead at what you can expect over the next few months from EduMine! We’ve been putting a focus lately on revitalizing our older courses, and have two exciting course updates coming soon. Jack Caldwell’s Mine Water and Chemical Balance Analysis will be getting an update, with new content to expand and improve its coverage of water and chemical mass balance modeling as it applies to a mine site, and mine site facilities. Also, Rimas Pakalnis’ incredibly popular course Underground

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Understanding Financial Statements Online Course Gets a Fresh Look

This very popular course by Alain Duncan, formerly entitled “Understanding Financial Statements of Mining Companies Under IASB and FASB Regulations” has been expanded, renamed, and updated with new case studies and up-to-date examples of mining companies and their financial documentation. This course is aimed at helping those who wish to read and interpret the financial statements of mining companies. It assumes the reader has no formal training or background in accounting, but does have a general interest in business with a leaning towards mining. Furthermore,

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A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Up for EduMine Online

It’s time for another quick look ahead at what you can expect over the next few months from EduMine! We have a very exciting new online course launching soon from Michael Gannon entitled Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining! This course explores ethical concerns in the mineral exploration and mining indutries, and the consequences of poor ethical decisions on business, industry and reputation. It will cover topics like ethical viewpoints, morals, ecological ethics, decision-making and more. Another imminent addition to our online course library is

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