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Laurentian University makes big wins at national mining competition in Vancouver


Laurentian University (LU) engineering students have returned to Greater Sudbury with some pretty big hardware from this 33rd edition of the Canadian Mining Games.

This year’s event was hosted by the University of British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology, in Vancouver. During the event, students competed in several areas of mining.

The students from LU came back with a first place prize in Underground Mine Design, a first place prize in Sustainable Development, a third place prize in Health & Safety and a third place prize in Tailings & Closure Management.

"We were feeling really proud. When I was walking to the stage to get the award I was like 'what did I get an award?' oh my god,” said Darshan Shan, who one third place in the Health & Safety portion of the games.

“It was really this exciting sense in that everyone is looking at you and you feel really proud of yourself for how long you've been preparing for these games."

Schools from across Canada took part in the networking contest. The 34th edition of the games in 2024 will be hosted by Laurentian University. Top Stories

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