May 1st, 2024
at Laurentian University

Laurentian University in partnership with Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury

Introduction to MineOpportunity Games

The MineOpportunity Games offer a unique blend of education and entertainment to provide students in grades 9-12 with valuable insights into careers within the mineral resources industry. During the game, company partners have the opportunity to engage with high school students (French and English), guiding them through challenges and activities focused on mining technology, engineering, geosciences, environmental sustainability, business, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and more.

The MineOpportunity game has been played by Greater Sudbury students (and throughout Northern Ontario) for almost two decades. It was originally developed in 2005 at Laurentian University to educate first year geology students about careers in mining. Since then, it has been re-purposed for a high school student audience and is played regularly in Sudbury, Ontario. The game has brought awareness to over 4000 English and French high school and post-secondary students about new technologies, careers, and local companies who operate and service the mineral resources industry. It remains a popular annual high school competition, organized Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines and by a local community group called  Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury, which has long-standing relationships with Laurentian University, Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, Vale, Glencore and other local companies and governments that support the event.

The key to the continued success of the MineOpportunity Games is the support it receives from partners. Funding is needed to support game development, such as time, materials, travel and prizes. Most importantly, a large number of volunteers from the community (businesses, local government, post-secondary institutions, local high schools) are needed to promote and execute the event.

Thank you to all previous partners and sponsors! We look forward to continue working TOGETHER to plant seeds for the sustainability of the future workforce in our industry!

Article in Canadian Mining Magazine – Engaging the Next Generation Through Play

News Highlights on 2024 MineOpportunity Games

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2024 Game Sponsors

2024 Game Partners


Laurentian University Departments

  • Department of Economics
  • Indigenous Sharing and Learning Center
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

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