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June 2nd, 2017

UBC Mining Grad Trip 2017

Motion Metrics was a proud sponsor of the University of British Columbia’s mining graduate research trip. The annual educational trip has been a tradition for the UBC mining engineering department since 2005. Every year, graduating students get to learn about mining challenges, opportunities, and solutions in different parts of the world.

This year, UBC’s mining graduates traveled to South Africa and Botswana to learn about the diversity and wealth of mineral deposits in the area and to experience a region with a vastly different culture than Canada. The graduating students visited 4 mining operations, 2 universities, and 3 processing facilities including:

  • The Jwaneng Diamond Mine, the world’s richest diamond mine operated by Debswana

  • The Eastern Bushveld Regional Complex, the world’s biggest automated processing facility

  • Palabora Mining Company’s block cave copper mine

  • The University of Witwatersrand and the University of Cape Town

Ever since Dr. Shahram Tafazoli founded the company as a PhD student, Motion Metrics has maintained a close relationship with the University of British Columbia. In fact, our head offices are located on campus and a majority of our employees are alumni. With over 60,000 current students and a global network of highly successful alumni, UBC is one of Canada’s top universities and a hub for innovation attracting top talent from around the world.