Your Future and the Goodman School of Mines
The Goodman School of Mines was created to help Canada meet the impending employment shortfall in the mining industry that is estimated to be between 60,000 and 130,000 new workers by 2020, many of which will require a university degree. Our vision is to be the University for the development of world-class credentials in the five key areas that define the mining cycle:
in the three key areas in society (People & Community, Environment & Ecology, Economy) that are impacted by it.
Unique amongst our peers, we teach to the entire mining cycle.
The Goodman School of Mines is mandated to:
- Expand interdisciplinary majors and minors, thereby enhancing the skills of future professionals in mineral exploration and mining, in areas such as occupational health and safety, Indigenous relations, mining management and finance;
- Drive the creation of executive programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in modular, short-course or distance education formats, and other delivery mechanisms as opportunities may arise;
- Formalize new provincial, national and international alliances with other post-secondary institutions, including an International Network of Schools of Mines with Laurentian serving as a major hub;
- Double enrolment in mining related programs by 2020;
- The creation of an MBA in Mining in the upcoming years.
Meet the people behind the Goodman School of Mines
Interim Executive Director of the Goodman School of Mines
Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
"I had the privilege of studying under Dr. Zhibin Ye whose experience and expertise in the field of polymer chemistry and nanotechnology is world renowned in the international scientific community. I thrived in an environment where state-ofthe- art labs were at the students’ disposal. What an outstanding opportunity!"Eric Landry,
"Who would have thought you could live in a building with hundreds of your friends? That’s residence life for you. Residence is a great place to make lifelong friendships and have the most fun possible! It’s a home away from home, filled with some of the greatest people you will ever meet. Convenient, exciting, and supportive - residence at LU is the place to be."Carley Whittle,
"Being from Bracebridge and the Muskoka Lakes area, I had heard the dated descriptions of Sudbury as a mining town. I was pleasantly surprised and amazed, really. The scenery and the atmosphere are top-notch, and the friendliness of the people truly makes the city."Derek Janssen,
Why Choose the Goodman School of Mines?
The Goodman School of Mines is uniquely positioned in Sudbury, with its world-class academic credentials in mineral exploration, mining and environmental studies.
Located in Sudbury, ON
The School is located in one of the most successful mining camps in the world, and at the gateway to some of the most productive and diverse geology in the world.
We also enjoy productive partnerships with numerous mining and mining-related industries and innovative research facilities.
The Goodman School of Mines is committed to professional education to support a 21st-century vision of the mining industry.
Unique Northern Experiences
Laurentian University offers students the opportunity to live, learn and work alongside the talented and diverse communities that call us, Sudbury and Northern Ontario home.
The Goodman School of Mines is unique amongst our peers, we teach to the entire mining cycle.
We offer professional development courses throughout the year for students, graduates and professionals in the industry by hosting events such as Executive Programs, Workshops and Lecture Series.