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Laurentian University Engineering Students Top Multiple Categories at Canadian Mining Games

Students placed first in Underground Mine Design and Sustainable Development

(March 3rd, 2023) - Laurentian students have once again made their mark on the Canadian Mining Games, taking home two first place finishes as well as two third place finishes in the 2023 competition. The 33rd edition of this long-standing event saw students compete in multiple facets of mining. This year’s competition was jointly hosted in Vancouver by UBC and BCIT, with events at each campus. 

Laurentian University:

  • 1st Place: Underground Mine Design
  • 1st Place: Sustainable Development
  • 3rd Place: Health & Safety
  • 3rd Place: Tailings & Closure Management

Next year, the 34th Canadian Mining Games will be proudly hosted by Laurentian University and will see hundreds of participants traveling to Sudbury to compete. 

In addition to the students who competed in Vancouver, another group of Engineering students competed in Denver, Colorado, within the international mine rescue competition. They finished in third place for the first aid event and Quinn Roos also finished third in the individual field test technician event.

Canadian Mining Games Team Members:

  • Georgina Coste-Ramsay - Mississauga
  • Jackson Miteff - Toronto
  • Zayan Mansoori - Milton
  • Nicholas Eyre - Sudbury
  • Joshua Kroll - Thompson Manitoba
  • Matthew Price - Toronto
  • Nana Awuah-Ben - Accra, Ghana
  • Darshan Shah - Ahmedabad, India
  • Kirsten Deneka - Sudbury 
  • Joseph Boye - Richmond Hill
  • Alex Colangelo - Georgetown
  • Justin Gmehlin - Strathroy
  • Quentin Quibbell - Innisfil
  • Miguel Lefebvre - Sudbury 
  • Sharon Cardenas Sanchez - Junin, Peru
  • Cat Biskupski - Vaughan

Laurentian University Mine Rescue Team Members:

  • Noah Lambert  -  Iroquois Falls
  • Dan McCormick - Barrie
  • Felix Gervais - Hanmer
  • Quinn Roos - Sudbury
  • Camryn Dunn - Ottawa
  • Jordan Sutton - Kirkland Lake
  • Philip Vipond - Staff Advisor