Welcome to the Goodman School of Mines

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:

Mining Cycle

in the three key areas in society (People & Community, Environment & Ecology, Economy) that are impacted by it.

Our Mandate

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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


Jennifer Abols

Executive Director

Nicole Tardif, Program Coordinator

Nicole Tardif

Program Coordinator

Denyse Leroy, Secretary

Denyse Leroy

Administrative Assistant

Shawn Patterson, Promotions Coordinator

Shawn Patterson

Promotions Coordinator

"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, Master’s of Applied Science

"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, Concurrent Education

"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, Sport and Physical Education

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.

Our Partnerships

We also enjoy productive partnerships with numerous mining and mining-related industries and innovative research facilities.

Progressive Learning

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.

Mining-Focused Education

The Goodman School of Mines is unique amongst our peers, we teach to the entire mining cycle.

Professional Development

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.

The Goodman School of Mines is committed to professional education to support a 21st-century vision of the mining industry. We believe the world’s mineral resources must be developed in the most efficient, cost effective, environmentally sustainable and equitable manner, so all stakeholders receive maximum benefit.

Our Partnerships

  • GlencoreGlencore
  • Vale Living With LakesVale Living With Lakes
  • NorcatNorcat
  • ValeVale