SMI Higher Degree by Research Conference 2017

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Indooroopilly Experimental Mine Site

40 Isles Road

Indooroopilly

Brisbane, QLD 4068

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The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland (UQ) is a world-leading research institute dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the challenges of the global resources industry. Our purpose is to develop practical solutions to the challenges of operating sustainably in the resources sector, and our work covers all facets of the life of mine from geology, to minerals extraction, water management issues, minerals processing, workplace health and safety, mine rehabilitation, energy, and community engagement.

Every year, the SMI hosts a one-day conference where current Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students present their work. The aim of the conference is to provide students with the opportunity to hone their presentation skills and interact with industry professionals.

This year's theme is Innovation and Sustainability in the Resource Environment. Student presentations will be given in a new number of different formats that allows students to best highlight the aims / outcomes of their research, and promotes informal discussions and engagement on their work. Look below for the conference program details:

  • 9:30 - Registration
  • 10:00 - Morning tea and poster perusal
  • 10:30 - Conference opening
  • 10:45 - 3 minute thesis pitch presentations
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:45 - Nominated SMI student thesis presentations
  • 14:15 - Afternoon tea
  • 14:45 - Panel discussion
  • 15:45 - Science-fair of multi-format presentations
  • 16:45 - Presentation of prizes
  • 17:00 - Canapes and drinks

The panel discussion will answer questions from the audience that focus on the theme question How can researchers and industry work together for better innovative and sustainable practice in the environmental, social, safety and production aspects of the resource sector?" Discussion panellists have been invited from a range of disciplines across industry and academia, including JKTech, Ausenco, CCSG and Mineralis.

Exciting prizes, up to the value of $170 each, to be won by presentations judged first, second and people's choice in each format! A cocktail party will be held after the main conference event to give attendees the chance to chat about their presentations and meet new people.

Further details and updates will be provided in the lead up to the event, so bookmark this page and keep your eyes peeled for emails about this year's conference. If you have any queries regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to contact Nena Bulovic on n.bulovic@uq.edu.au, or Peter Legge on p.legge@uq.edu.au.

To register as an attendee for the event, please click the green "Register" button and follow the instructions.


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Indooroopilly Experimental Mine Site

40 Isles Road

Indooroopilly

Brisbane, QLD 4068

Australia

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Organiser Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland

Organiser of SMI Higher Degree by Research Conference 2017

The Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland is a world-leading research institute dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global resources industry. 

For more information about our purpose and work, please visit our website.

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