Dr Roger Higgins

Planning for Positive Post-Mine Legacies

15 March 2019 9:00am10:00am
The best examples of mine planning and closure work are transforming the notion of ‘the-life-of-the-mine”, so that closure is not simply the end of the mine, but a point in time in a much larger process of community development, environmental health, and economic transformation.

International Women's Day morning tea

8 March 2019 10:30am11:15am
International Women's Day morning tea | 8 March 2019 from 10.30–11.15am | Experimental Mine Site, Indooroopilly, Deck | All welcome - please register
Neil McIntyre

Mining and regional water security: Linking site operations to regional water problems and solutions

8 March 2019 9:00am10:00am
Parts of the mining sector are quickly recognising the risks and opportunities associated with their role in regional water systems, and are endeavouring to be better “water stewards”. Advances in unit process technology and efficient on-site operations underpin this effort, but increasing attention is being directed at the wider outside-the-fence and beyond-closure challenges. This seminar presents three diverse examples of research supporting the sector’s endeavours.

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.

Comminution Energy Efficiency – Three horizons of technological innovation

1 March 2019 9:00am10:00am
On his final day before transition to the world of engineering consultants, Grant will present a keynote he recently gave in Brazil. This presentation represents the culmination of his research over the years at the JKMRC from the Comminution Energy Curves, through various case studies and the integration of comminution, classification and flotation.

Public Lecture: Automation and the World of Work

21 February 2019 9:45am11:00am
Public lecture on how automation will change the nature of many different types of jobs and the impact it will have on society
Social Media Workshop

Using social media to boost your research

14 February 2019 10:00am11:30am
Build you research profile, reach a wider audience, build professional networks and connect with future collaborators.
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
The Complex Orebodies conference 2018

The Complex Orebodies conference 2018

19 November 2018 9:00am21 November 2018 5:00pm
The Complex Orebodies conference aims to attract a wide range of contributors willing to share their experiences and insights into this crucial issue.
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.
 2018 UQ Mining and Resources Forum

UQ Mining and Resources Forum

15 November 2018 8:30am1:30pm
The 2018 UQ Mining and Resources Forum, hosted by the Sustainable Minerals Institute and the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology aims to connect the key complementary research capacity within UQ to improve communication and coordination across the University.
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.
Postgraduate Opportunities with UQ: Business, Economics, Law, Engineering, Architecture, Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences:  Event

Postgraduate Opportunities with UQ: Business, Economics, Law, Engineering, Architecture, Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences: Event

1 November 2018 5:30pm7:30pm
Propel your career with a postgraduate offering at UQ. Network and chat with our teams from Business, Economics, Law, Engineering, Architecture, Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences to find the right fit for you and your career goals. Complimentary refreshments will be available.
Mining and the Social Sciences - Panel Discussion

Mining and the Social Sciences - Panel Discussion

5 October 2018 11:00am12:30pm
Panel discussion titled 'Mining and the Social Sciences' will provide a range of perspectives about how social scientists can shine a light on the mining industry, and its activities and impacts. By developing a deeper understanding of the mining industry’s broad reach, and by engaging diverse stakeholder groups, new perspectives about mining’s role in society can emerge.

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.