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Simon Houlding was Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc. He founded Edumine in 2000, and was responsible for this InfoMine division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry until 31 October 2017. He is a professional engineer and author.

Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI)

The discussion regarding impacts of the minerals industry on communities and the environment is a critical, continuous, and ever evolving topic. The goal of SDIMI is to highlight solutions and benefits of sustainable development in the industry. SDIMI 2015 brings together engineers, government officials, researchers, technical experts, and non-governmental organizations, creating a collective group of mineral professionals who evaluate the challenges of developing and implementing sustainable practices in the mineral extraction industry. The 7th SDIMI conference is being held at the University of British Columbia,

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EMBA in Strategic Mining Management

Designed exclusively for the mining industry, this first-of-its-kind executive business degree was developed in consultation with mining professionals for mining professionals. The new EMBA in Strategic Mining Management harnesses the world-renowned expertise in business education of the Sauder School of Business and North America’s largest and most advanced centre for mining engineering education and research, the Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, to train highly skilled executives in the fields of Operations Management and Executive Management. The curriculum integrates knowledge from core business and mining disciplines

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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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