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Anually the graduating class of the UBC Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering Program plans and organizes an international field research trip. The objective of the trip is to expose students to a wide breadth of mining operations and mineral processing facilities, equipment manufacturers, and technical & academic institutes around the globe.


Established in 2005, this venture has become an industry renowned tradition. It is unique in that it is wholly organized by students interested in industry engagement to further their knowledge and gain a firsthand appreciation of challenges facing the mineral extraction industry. Lessons learnt and experiences gathered from this annual initiative have gone on to directly benefit future employers of mining and mineral processing graduates. With a class size of 50 students, UBC Mining Engineering graduates will be exposed to a wide variety of operations and facilities at the forefront of innovation and technology.

This year, students will have the opportunity to travel to the following locations:



1.  Stockholm

2.  Örebro (Epiroc – Control Tower)

3.  Zinkgruvan (Lundin Mining – Zinkgruvan Mine)


Swedish and Finnish Lapland (Arctic Circle)


4.  Skellefteå

5.  Gällivare (Boliden – Aitik Mine)

6.  Kiruna (LKAB – Kiruna Mine)

7.  Kemi (Outokumpu – Kemi Mine)




8.  Peltosalmi (Normet - Equipment Facility)

9.  Tampere (Sandvik – Test Mine)

10.  Pori (Outotec – Research Centre)

11.  Espoo / Helsinki (Outotec – Corporate Headquarters)

The map below summarizes the list of locations highlighted above:

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