UQ-SMI Alumni and Community Event

23 November 2017

On Thursday 23 November, SMI hosted it’s second UQ-SMI Alumni and Community Event. 

UQ-SMI Alumni and Community Event (November 2017)

With over 60 attendees registered including alumni, industry representatives, SMI Advisory Board Members, members of the UQ community and staff and students past and present, the event was a success.

Professor Neville Plint highlighted SMI’s accomplishments in 2017 and thanked everyone involved for the part they play.  He also outlined the Complex Orebody program of work to begin in early 2018.

Higher Degree by Research students, Vanessa Cattermole-Terzic from SMI-MISHC whose thesis focused on “Driver Behavioural Responses to Different Coloured Flashing Lights in the Highway Environment” and SMI-JKMRC’s Maedeh Tayebi Khorami, “Selective flotation of enargite from copper sulphides in complex ore systems”, summarised their respective experiences as SMI students about to graduate.

Mr Charlie Sartain, UQ Senator and SMI Advisory Board Chair unveiled “Sustainable Metal” a piece of artwork commissioned by SMI.  The artist, SMI-JKMRC’s Erica Avelar describes the artwork as “illustrating that more that ore, reagents and machinery are required in metal production. The elements of the collage call the attention of the viewer to the social and environmental aspects of metal production. The mirrors placed in the work are designed to bring the viewer into the art illustrating the community playing a key role in mining.” You can view Erica’s artwork in the Level 4 Lounge of the Sir James Building (#47A).

SMI wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season and looks forward to working with you to co-create solutions to the big challenges facing the sector in 2018 and beyond.