Attempts to Network the Canadian Mining Schools with Industry
This paper reviews the formation of the Canadian Mining Education Council (CMEC) and its terms of reference. CMEC represents the mining schools in Canada at Universities and Colleges. It considers that these institutions represent a distinct competitive advantage to the Canadian Mining Industry. CMEC is hoping to reinforce the links between its constituent members themselves in addition to their individual Industry Advisory Committees. The latter traditionally provide the schools with a great deal of guidance on a range of planning issues, including recruitment, curriculum, research, and infrastructure. Beyond those bounds CMEC intends to improve its ability to network with the industry and government. It is concerned to raise the quality and level of its educational and research contributions to meet industry and societies need.