SMI Seminars

Mining mobile families: digital media, non-resident work and family relationships

27 March 2019 10:00am
This presentation critically discusses ideas of belonging through ‘doing family’ and creating a sense of ‘family-hood’ across time and distance through material and digital practices.


To Market, to market: How do responsible minerals standards affect trade and sustainable development?

6 March 2019 2:00pm
Electronics, jewellery, automotive and other industries increasingly require ‘responsible sourcing’ of critical raw materials, using voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) to certify ethical mining. This shift is likely to change global value chains for a range of minerals and metals, such as bauxite, coal, cobalt, copper and tin.

Exploring Education, Research and Training Opportunities for Christmas Island

6 March 2019 10:00am
Phosphate Resources Limited (PRL) has commissioned C Change Sustainable Solutions Pty Ltd (C Change) to complete investigations into the potential for Christmas Island to capitalise on education, research and development opportunities.
This seminar will be primarily about identifying potential collaboration opportunities and providing C Change with an understanding of underlying factors that would need to be in place in order to progress the initiatives.
Tony Hodge reflects on his three month visiting professorship at UQ's Sustainable Minerals Institute

Three Months of Adventure at SMI - Dr Anthony Hodge

6 December 2018 10:00am11:00am
Tony will review his three months at SMI as a Visiting Professorial Fellow
Dr Matt (Mitesh) Chauhan - How to market yourself into industry

How to market yourself into industry

16 November 2018 9:00am10:00am
Matt Chauhan is a consultant in the Resources, Engineering and Construction division, for Robert Walters in Brisbane. Matt holds a PhD in Mining Engineering and has over two years’ experience in engineering recruitment in Queensland.
Dr R. Anthony (Tony) Hodge Visiting Professorial Fellow / Sustainable Minerals Institute

Seven Years with Mining’s Tough CEO’s – Lessons and Insights

9 November 2018 9:00am10:00am
Dr Anthony Hodge is a Visiting Professorial Fellow. From 2008 – 2015 he served as President of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), a collaborative of many of the largest mining companies in the world. In this presentation, Dr Hodge will review his 7 years as head of an organisation dedicated to bringing positive change to the mining industry.
Re-understanding safety science and a new accident causation model: The 2-4 Model

Re-understanding safety science and a new accident causation model: The 2-4 Model

8 November 2018 10:00am11:00am
Safety science is a science of preventing accidents which cause human injuries and ill health, property loss and environmental damage. There is an urgent need to develop one set of uniform prevention strategies to prevent accidents and improve the efficiency and effects of prevention .
Special seminar: Mining with Principles by ICMM CEO

Special seminar: Mining with Principles by ICMM CEO

2 November 2018 10:00am11:30am
The International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry. Tom Butler, the CEO and Aidan Davy, Chief Operating Officer of ICMM will present recent work exploring performance expectations on the industry.

Mining Technology Valuation using an Integrated Strategic Planning methodology

7 September 2018 9:00am10:00am
Overcoming the challenges of estimating the monetary value of a mining technology to an existing or planned mining operation

Mechanistic Comminution Modeling: A success story that has not yet ended

24 August 2018 9:00am10:00am
Professor Luis Marcelo Tavares from the University of Rio de Janeiro examines the advances in modeling comminution using advanced approaches that rely on the Discrete Element Method.
Peruvian mining site; key findings from an industry survey

Mapping Social Management Practices in the Peruvian Mining Sector: Key findings from an industry survey

23 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
Emeritus Professor David Brereton provides an overview of findings of a survey of social management practices in the Peruvian mining sector.
Rodolfo Espinosa-Gomez

Tailing Filtration Practices in Mexican Gold and Silver Mines

17 August 2018 9:00am10:00am
Dr Rodolfo Espinosa-Gomez will review tailing filtration practices in Mexican gold and silver mines to discern the key reasons for selecting tailings filtration; the most common issues during commissioning; the main advantages of the tailing filtration implementation; the quantifiable reductions in gold and silver losses; and the actual lower detoxification cost.

The Complex Orebodies Program – The story so far

16 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
The Complex Orebodies Cross-Cutting program aims to bring to bear the research capabilities of the SMI and the broader UQ Mining Sector to address the range of social and environmental and technical innovations required to derive essential mineral supply from complex orebodies.

Transforming the Mine Lifecycle: A cross cutting plank in the SMI strategy

10 August 2018 9:00am10:00am
Professor Anna Littleboy will explore the relationships between minerals and society in the 21st century and examine their influence on the mining process.
Froth flotation remians challenge in mineral processing

Optimising Flotation Performance: Where Next?”

9 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
Dr Kathryn Hadler from Imperial College London will give an overview of developments in froth stability optimisation - one of the great challenges in mineral processing.
Australia - Korea research and innovation collaboration

Australia - Korea research and innovation collaboration

8 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
This seminar will provide an overview of Australian research and innovation strategies and Korean policy on research and innovation, and research commercialisation focusing on activities between CRCs and KBRC at Korea University.
Local level agreements in mining: Lessons from Mongolia’s experience

Local level agreements in mining: Lessons from Mongolia’s experience

26 July 2018 10:00am11:00am
While there is an extensive – and growing – body of literature on agreement making and implementation in Australia and Canada, relatively little is known about how local level agreements (LLAs) are made and function in emerging mining economies.