Goodman School of Mines signs new deal to expand mining education and research into Latin America

Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines signs MOU with Core Foundation

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines (GSM) and Core Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to create new eras of knowledge, discovery and innovation in Latin America, signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aiming to promote GSM educational and research activities in Peru, Chile and Brazil.  

By combining the connections of Core Foundation and the strong mining education and research at Laurentian University, the two parties can begin to develop relationships in countries that require world-class mining training as well as meaningful international partnerships to further mining education, training and research in Latin America.

“Countries like Peru need our strong expertise in mining-related disciplines. This agreement has the potential of opening up a new market in Latin America to bring qualified students and research collaboration to Laurentian University,” explained Osman Abou-Rabia, Interim Executive Director, Goodman School of Mines, Laurentian University.

Laurentian University is at the forefront of mining education in Canada. Over the last decades, it has been carving its reputation as Canada’s premier mining university and global leader in mining education and applied research. Laurentian’s expertise now extends to the full mining cycle, from mineral exploration, geology, engineering, Indigenous studies, management, occupational health and safety, bioremediation and environmental rehabilitation. 



Laurentian University is located on the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, and recognizes its placement on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nations. Laurentian is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues.