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REF NO.: 22

SUBJECT: Public lecture about mining in N.L.

DATE: Feb. 25

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University will host a public lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

In this presentation, Memorial University process engineering professor Dr. Stephen Butt will provide an overview of the history of mining in Newfoundland and Labrador from around the mid-1800s with the start of the industrial mining operations to present time. 

Dr. Butt will look at the influence of key significant discoveries, war-time demands, 20th-century industrialization and mining mechanization. The talk will close with the future direction of mining in the province in terms of technology development, innovation and environmental sustainability.

This Speaking of Engineering lecture series, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building’s Fortis Angus Bruneau Lecture Theatre, room EN-2006, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Admission is free. Free parking is available in lot 60. All are welcome. Reception to follow.

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For further information, please contact Jackey Locke, communications advisor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, at (709) 864-8287, 691-5027 or


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