Queen's hosts delegates from China's Ministry of Land and Resources
More than 40 delegates from China’s Ministry of Land and Resources are attending training programs at Queen’s this week.
“The delegates here for the mining management program will be listening to a variety of Queen’s experts talk about Canadian investment approaches for mining, health and safety practices, environment regulations and operating procedures,” says Jim Martin, professor of Mineral Economics at Queen’s. “They’ll then take that information back to China and hopefully reexamine some of their policies.”
Delegates who arrive before June 16 will be accompanied by Queen’s faculty to the Don Valley Brick Works environmental site outside Toronto, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and to the Natural Resources Canada office in Ottawa to gain an overview of the mining industry in our country.
The long term objective is to arrange a regular stream of short visits from China to Queen’s throughout the year in hopes of influencing and improving China’s mining practices. For more information, visit www.mine.queensu.ca.
The training program is a collaboration between the Department of Mining Engineering and the School of Urban and Regional Planning. The School of Urban and Regional Planning has been coordinating research and training programs with the People’s Republic of China for more than 10 years. For more information visit http://www.queensu.ca/surp/partners-and-projects/china-projects.html.