Brock students have a new link to the fast-paced world of finance on Wall Street, the fulfilling work of not-for-profits in Chile and the cutting-edge robotics industry in Hong Kong.Students looking to add more work experience to their resumé now have access to opportunities in 12 of the world’s most populous cities thanks to a newly announced partnership with the Intern Group.The new agreement provides Brock students with access to thousands of internships in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.Founded in 2011, the Intern Group helps students significantly improve their skills and employability through an international internship experience, with a goal of developing a new generation of innovative and culturally sensitive graduates ready to address the issues that affect the world today and tomorrow.“International work experience is becoming a highly regarded skill set in today’s global economy,” said Jesse Barraza, Manager, International Learning Programs. “Employers are looking for candidates familiar with a culturally diverse work environment.”Students interested in applying start by reviewing the various opportunities on the program website under more than 25 career fields listed. Program fees start at about $2,600 and vary based on the program destination, start date and duration, which ranges from six to 24 weeks.Program fees for all destinations include:Professional internship placement in the student’s primary or secondary career fieldAccommodation (private bedroom in a shared apartment or residence hall)Professional development workshop, training and toolsIndustry-leading workplace performance assessment (global HR firm DDI International)Cultural and social events specific to the destinationAirport pick-up and drop-offMost programs include unlimited public transportation for at least the first month or longer24-7 emergency assistance from local staffWelcome package including city maps and important program informationAn active international community of internsVisa assistance (where required)Brock students also have access to scholarship opportunities, with eligible OSAP students receiving about $667 (US$500) off any of the programs.To apply, students fill out Brock University’s online application where they are asked to provide two preferred destinations and career fields. Brock will then review and nominate successful applicants for the program.The Intern Group will then match students with host organizations based on their CV/resumé, academic background, skills and experience, and career goals. The placement process timeline is different for each intern, but typically takes four to 12 weeks.Students interested in learning more about the opportunity are encouraged to attend an information session being held Thursday, March 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the International Centre (GLB 207). Additional questions can be directed to Brock’s International Mobility Office by email at [email protected]
In 2011, Ironstone Resources contracted Hatch to develop a commercial process to extract iron from its Clear Hills iron and vanadium deposit located in the Peace River area of northwest Alberta, and to produce a direct-reduced iron (DRI) product for use as an iron feedstock for steelmaking. Clear Hills is one of the largest iron deposits of its kind in the world: 560 Mt with an average Fe content of 33.3%, and 2,500 Mt of vanadium pentoxide.Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids—spherical or egg-like particles with concentric layers.The project presents significant challenges, since no existing commercial technology is capable of economically processing oolitic-limonitic deposits, because of their high silica and phosphorus levels.In response, Hatch developed a novel iron-reduction process—the Hatch–Ironstone Chloride Segregation process (HICS). There will be considerable global interest in the development of this commercial pyrometallurgical process, since it could enable recovery of about 300,000 Mt represented by the world’s top 15 deposits of this type of ore.HICS has been demonstrated at the laboratory scale (3 kg/h), showing that the process is capable of producing commercial-quality DRI containing 90% Fe, 0.12% P, 0.3% C from Clear Hills oolitic iron ores containing 0.75% P and 25–30% Si. Metallising to such a high degree and reducing phosphorous to acceptable levels are clear differentiators of HICS versus other commercial processes.A conceptual economics study based upon the laboratory continuous tests is under way.The innovative new HICS process, being developed at the Clear Hills deposit in northwest Alberta, is expected to enable 300,000 Mt of iron production from similar deposits at 15 sites around the world. Hatch and Ironstone have worked closely with to define the commercial flowsheet for HICS. Hatch and FLSmidth plan to complete a second continuous pilot plant test to provide essential engineering information required as input for a decision to construct a demonstration plant at or near the Clear Hills site.
NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and innovation services, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Santiago-based mining technology and innovation centre Centro Nacional de Pilotaje Chile (CNP), to work together to enhance and accelerate innovation and technology adoption in the global mining industry.As defined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the primary objective is to establish and build a long-term relationship and work together on a variety of initiatives related to developing and delivering mine worker education and training programs, enhancing innovation and technology adoption, and improving the commercialisation of academic applied research serving the mining industry.“We are very excited to collaborate with CNP as it allows both organisations to engage a broader network of mining companies, mine workers, tech ventures, capital markets, and academic research to creatively address both the opportunities and challenges facing the global mining industry,” cites Don Duval, NORCAT CEO. “Ultimately, this partnership demonstrates the importance and value of collaborating across borders to make a meaningful and sustainable impact in the mining industry.”In the near-term, CNP and NORCAT will work together to offer mine worker training and development programs to Chilean mining companies and contractors and develop an operating model to enable mining tech companies to develop, test, and demonstrate emerging technologies both in Chile and in Sudbury at NORCAT’s Underground Centre.On January 23rd, 2019 CNP will host industry leaders to present the Primer Encuentro de ValidaciÓn TecnolÓgica para la MinerÍa and NORCAT will discuss its role as the global “one-stop shop” for all that is the future of mining technology and how it has created a vibrant tech ecosystem at the NORCAT Underground Centre.