Through collaborative First Nation, Inuit and Métis community driven research and directed education with appropriate Faculty at the Aboriginal Mineral Resources Centre the goal is to address challenges related to Mineral Resource Development and the intersection of Aboriginal and Treaty rights. This is founded on collaboration between the related Natural Resource, Business, Arts, Health and Law units at UBC. In addition to Graduate research, emphasis will be placed on First Nation, Inuit and Métis Undergraduate recruitment into the Bachelor of Applied Science Mining Engineering programme through linkages with regional colleges and other Universities that do not have a mining engineering degree.
To complete the knowledge exchange, the AMRC sees value in developing specific online and seminar courses that can be delivered to Natural Resource and Economic Development Officers in First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities and Government related the Mine Life Cycle. Lastly, to drive and showcase this process, it is anticipated that there will be an annual symposium, which brings together AMRC Members, students, Aboriginal communities and the mining industry collaborators. The Centre will be managed by an Executive Committee (comprised of representatives from UBC and its collaborating units) and supported by an Advisory Council (comprised of representatives from collaborating First Nation, Inuit and Métis Communities, and Industry).
For more information: http://mining.ubc.ca/research/amrc/