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Mining week is a huge success

Sudbury Living Magazine May 2, 2017 Our Town No Comments


MMTS Showcase, located at the New Sudbury Centre, featured mining and technology-related exhibits. 


Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury (MMTS) Wraps Up 2017 Mining Week

MMTS wrapped up the annual Modern Mining & Technology Week, which ran from April 21-30, 2017 and saw record participation in many of the events.

Participants from government, industry, businesses and students of all ages took part in an array of events and programming that encouraged learning and discussion about mining and the many rewarding careers in today’s mining industry.

Here are a few of the highlights from 2017:

  • IAMGOLD’s Steven Woolfeden delivered a keynote to a crowd of over 100 at the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation’s annual Business Luncheon on Friday, April 21. Woolfeden spoke about the company’s Côté Gold Project near Gogama – one of Canada’s largest undeveloped gold deposits.
  • The annual Mining Showcase brought 13 exhibitors to the New Sudbury Shopping Centre on Sunday, April 23 with interactive displays giving visitors an opportunity to learn about current mining activities, the latest advances in the industry and to see firsthand what a career in the mining industry could look like.
  • Hosted in partnership with Science North, over 80 participants joined the discussion at a Science Café about Sudbury’s regreening efforts and how our past will inform our future. The lively conversation was led by local experts and leaders in the field – Dr. Rui Wang (VP of Research, Laurentian University), Dr. John Gunn (Director, Living with Lakes Centre and Canada Research Chair Tire 1 for Stressed Aquatic Systems, Laurentian University), Lisa Lanteigne (Environmental Manager, Vale Canada Limited), and Dr. Stephen Monet (Manager of Environmental Planning Initiatives, City of Greater Sudbury).
  • More than 900 high school students from Sudbury and beyond took part in exciting rounds of MineOpportunity – a unique and competitive game where students explore geology, engineering and mining by answering questions and participating in hands-on, curriculum-based activities. MineOpportunity took place at Dynamic Earth with programming in both French and English.
  • Discover Sudbury Days at Dynamic Earth gave many community members a chance to take a two-hour guided bus tour exploring how local geology and mining have shaped Greater Sudbury.

“Mining is a crucial part of who we are as Sudburians and the industry is continuously evolving as new technology, discoveries and innovations shape modern mining practices and careers. Modern Mining & Technology Week is an exceptional opportunity to bring our community together to celebrate and increase understanding of the impact and potential in Sudbury’s mining sector. I’m honoured to be a part of this dynamic team of volunteers and sponsors who are passing along a passion for mining to future generations.” – Lori Martin, Chair, MMTS

Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury relies on the generous support of volunteers and businesses to support all activities for Modern Mining & Technology Week. For more information about 2017 sponsors or to find out how to become a sponsor for 2018, visit


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