The strategic partnership pledges to provide $360,000 over four years to create the ArcelorMittal Mining and Mineral Processing Fund, which will finance research projects and program development in the University’s Mining Department.
This joint pledge by ArcelorMittal Mining Canada and ArcelorMittal Mining R&D marks the first major financial contribution by the fund to an educational institution in Canada and highlights the company’s continued stewardship of driving sustainable development in the mining industry.
A strong research focus on mineral processing is critical as the global demand for high-grade raw materials increases, compelling the mining industry to minimise waste, improve industry energy efficiency and increase overall value of products. Research projects currently underway in the Department include: Stochastic Mine Planning, Mine Ventilation, and Industrial Transport Processes, among others.
In 2021, McGill’s mining school will celebrate its 150th anniversary, the oldest department in Canada.
Photos below of McGill University's Mining department.