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MINING GAMES RESULTS Laurentian is Four-Time Winner

EDMONTON, Alberta LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY's School of Engineering again dominated the CANADIAN MINING GAMES. The sc...

EDMONTON, Alberta LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY’s School of Engineering again dominated the CANADIAN MINING GAMES. The school won its fourth championship title in the last six years.

The games were held the weekend of Feb. 19-22 at the University of Alberta. The contest pits 12 students from each of 10 Canadian universities against each other for the title of "Top Mining/Metallurgy Students in Canada". Events included mine rescue, mineral processing design, tailings dam failure, jackleg drilling, mine design, rock mechanics, blasting, surveying, ventilation, and a problem set.

The team from LaurentianColin Pegues, James Kellestine, Jay Rutledge, Alain Chenard, Dustin Vandorseleare, Jason Cooke, Nathan Bougeault, Fabien Melo, Ken Tawana, Dan Falcioni, Sylvain Brunet, and Dave Duffyexcelled in equipment handling, mine design, mechanical design, mine rescue, and surveying.

Laurentian has the best overall record in the 14 years the Mining Games have been held. Its teams have taken five gold awards, five silver, and one bronze. For more information contact Colin Pegues at 705-522-4136 or

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