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Simon Houlding is Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc., responsible for EduMine, the professional development division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry. He is a practicing professional engineer and author.

Professional Development Fills the Knowledge Gaps in Mining Left by Universities

In a recent interview published by CIM Magazine, George Demopoulos of McGill University laments the shift away from metallurgy programs in the mining and materials curriculum (see Separating Sciences, CIM Magazine, June/July 2016). In his words … “grooming young materials engineers is becoming more challenging … creating a crisis of competence and a divide between the traditional metallurgical industry and the universities of today”. This is but one symptom of the modern trend at universities to streamline their curricula in the interests of cost-saving. There

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EduMine’s Simon Houlding awarded Vale Medal at CIM 2015

EduMine is proud to announce that Simon Houlding was awarded the Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining, an honor that is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to the person who has made a meritorious and practical contribution of outstanding importance to the mining and metallurgical industry of Canada. Simon, EduMine’s founder and VP, received the prestigious medal at Monday night’s gala dinner held at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM’s) annual conference in Montreal. In 1999 Simon joined

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Lima Series of Short Courses: Professional Development in Mining

The Early Bird deadline is fast approaching for our series of six professional development in mining courses in Lima, Peru! The courses will be organized into two parallel streams, and will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Processing stream: Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques Advanced Flotation Techniques Maintenance and Performance Optimization Engineering stream: Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design Open Pit Slope Design Groundwater Modelling for Mining This series of courses is being presented between May 27 and June 1, 2013, in collaboration

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Professional Development Opportunity in Lima: Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques

This May, as part of our series of short courses in Lima, Peru, we will be holding Prof. Bern Klein’s new short course, Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques. This course will examine advanced techniques in crushing and grinding by providing a holistic understanding of the subject matter, including process development, metallurgical balances, sampling, size analysis, comminution theory, and optimization processes. The course will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. This two-day course will be held May 27 – 28 in Lima, Peru. For

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