UQ-SMI Alumni and Community Event

9 March 2018

On Thursday 8th March, SMI hosted its third UQ-SMI Alumni and Community Event and first event for 2018. With over 50 attendees whom enjoyed networking while relishing in drinks and canapés.

The evening provides an opportunity to network with fellow alumni, industry supporters, colleagues, donors and other friends of UQ-SMI in an informal environment. 

Mr Charlie Sartain, SMI Advisory Board Chair expressed the importance of holding regular Alumni and Community Events for alumni, industry representatives, SMI Advisory Board Members, members of the UQ community and staff and students past and present to all come together in a casual setting.

“SMI greatly values the friends within our community who are striving to create change in responsible resource development and to develop game-changing people.” Mr Charlie Sartain said.

Professor Neville Plint highlighted SMI’s strength - the ability to provide industry with a well-rounded array of expertise from all of SMI's centres. Professor Plint also emphasized that SMI is an exceptional place for students as they too can learn from academic across the board giving them a comprehensive PhD experience.

Associate Professor Glen Corder, Environment Centres Acting Director gave attendees a run through of SMI’s educational offerings specifically SMI's massive open online course (MOOC) The Future of Mining? That will take users on a journey building scenarios to explore the possible futures for the mining sector in 2040. The 5 week free course started March 6th but can be enrolled in anytime.


More info on SMI's 'The Future of Mining?' MOOC