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Edumine Webinar: Structural Geology in Geotechnical Mining Risk Management

Edumine is pleased to introduce this short webinar on structural geology presented by Dr. Wayne Barnett of SRK in Vancouver. Course Summary: The objectives of this course are to show you why structural geology is so important in mining operations and to illustrate how to define the structural geology for mining studies. Structural geology-related problems can commonly be managed or engineered at a cost, particularly if identified early enough. However they can cause operating costs or risks to escalate beyond tolerance and cause premature project

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Mining Schools are Using Specialist Online Courses to Fill the Gaps in a Mining Curriculum

There is a global shortage of faculty for mining, and cash strapped mining schools are in a weak position to compete with industry for qualified people to fill faculty positions. One solution is to fill the gaps in a mining school curriculum with relatively low cost online courses and webinars designed as continuing education and training for the professional mining audience. This is not to suggest that online courses and webinars are a replacement for qualified faculty, but rather that they can usefully and cost-effectively

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Coping with a Global Shortage of Qualified Faculty for Mining Schools

There is a global shortage of faculty for mining, and cash strapped mining schools are in a weak position to compete with industry for qualified people to fill faculty positions. However, there are some solutions to the problem. A partial solution with limited potential is for mining schools to collaborate with industry by getting qualified and experienced working professionals to work with faculty in the delivery of mining education on a part-time basis. Another solution is to take advantage of the army of retiring managers

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