SUDBURY, Ontario – The Bharti School of Engineering team from Laurentian University in Sudbury again finished first in the Annual Canadian Mining Games. This was the eighth time in the 22-year history of the games that a team from Laurentian has finished first.
The Laurentian team ranked among the top three in 12 of the events, finishing the games with a 27-point margin of victory. Second place went to Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, and University de Laval took third.
The competition was held Feb. 23 to 26 and included 20 different challenges to test the skill of future mining engineers. Teams put their best skills forward in areas such as mine and equipment design, rock mechanics, surveying, use of a jackleg drill, operating a load-haul-dumper, and surveying.
The members of Laurentian’s championship team are: Dusty Nerpin, Graham Macrae, Scott Ross, Sean Turcotte, Curtis Cameron, Gilles Guerin, James Gagne, Ryan Jakov, Pat Pilon, Ian VanEyk, Ian Berdusco, Jessica Dean, Joshua Dufresne and Mike Stanford.
The Bharti School of Engineering (www.Laurentian.ca/Laurentian/Home/Departments/Engineering/Engineering+Home.htm?Laurentian_Lang=en-CA) has over 400 students earning degrees in chemical, mechanical and mine engineering.