How to educate the next generation of mining professionals is, indeed, a hot topic. A wholesale change such as consolidating all enrolment at a single university could not be done without a great deal of debate and disruption.
Instead, consider the “Newfoundland model”, whereby the first two years of geology are taught at local universities, where the largest number of students can get a taste of the subject without the expense and the commitment of moving far from home. If a student wants to pursue mining, he or she then completes his degree at Memorial University, where postgraduate studies may also be done.
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Should Ontario adopt the “two years locally, two years specialized” approach to educating mining professionals, as is done in Newfoundland?
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