Queen's University, The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Queen’s Mining consistently ranks among the world’s top Mining Engineering departments, with outstanding laboratory facilities and an unparalleled reputation for the quality of our graduates. In alignment with emerging societal and industry priorities, the department embraces an integrated systems approach to the mining project life cycle, thereby enabling more sustainable raw materials extraction that is safer and more effective, and which further mitigates social, environmental, and economic impacts. Several established faculty members have active research programs on a variety of themes related to the mining value chain, including Geostatistics, Blasting, Ventilation, Geomechanics, Mine Design, Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, Sustainability and Intelligent Mining Systems. The department possesses world class laboratories for teaching and research in blasting, rock mechanics, and mineral processing.