Outcome 19 – Update – Off to a good start!
UPDATE | Fall 2020
We will be the global leader in mineral exploration research and education.
Sponsor: Vice-President, Research
Lead: Director MERC; Director Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Progress on this Outcome has so far come within the Metal Earth Research Centre (MERC) and the Harquail School of Earth Sciences (HES).
- MERC at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences has initiated and is leading a seven-year mineral exploration research program. MERC industry partner membership has doubled in the past 3 years and MERC has secured > $80MM of in-kind support from industry to support expanded mineral exploration research. Dedicated marketing and communication has increased visibility of LU in mineral exploration research and enhanced communication with industry.
- The Harquail School of Earth Sciences Applied M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration program option is being modified to 1) add modern mineral exploration education courses, 2) adjust program requirements to allow growth in the program enrolment without placing additional supervision workload on all faculty. The changes planned for the program option will allow a larger enrolment of international and domestic students. Enhanced advertising of these coursework based program options is rolling out now.
- MERC/HES related research will continue to grow into international jurisdiction putting Laurentian on the international stage in mineral exploration research.
- Complete implementation of second key highlight.