SOURCE: Promine


February 19, 2015 07:00 ET

Mine Planning Software Innovator, Promine, Sponsors 25th Annual Canadian Mining Games

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2015) - Promine, an AutoCAD-integrated geological modeling and mine planning software company, is proud to announce its participation and sponsorship of this year's 25th Annual Canadian Mining Games to be held at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada.

A staple of Canada's rich mining history, the Canadian Mining Games is held every year to provide collegiate-level students interested in pursuing careers in Canada's thriving mining industry an opportunity to expand their knowledge and test their skills in mining and geology design. The event attracts mining and geology experts as well as mining industry recruiters, opening a robust networking channel participants can take advantage of.

"We consider it an honor here at Promine to be a gold sponsor of a fun-filled educational event that opens doors and builds solid career foundations for the budding bright minds of the mining industry in the country," explained Yvan Dionne, founder of Promine. "We believe that these students are the future of mining worldwide."

The Canadian Mining Games is an annual three-day event. This year, the event is set to commence on Thursday, February 19 and will conclude with an awards gala on Saturday, February 21. This year's participating teams include École Polytechnique, Université Laval, McGill University, University of Toronto, Queen's University, Laurentian University, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, University of British Columbia, and Dalhousie University.

The competition is broken down into three categories which includes a technical competition featuring the Promine Challenge, mine design, mineral processing and more; practical applications, featuring equipment handling and mine rescue, to name a few; and a variety of oral presentations.

Promine is an active proponent of education in mining and geology. Apart from the company's involvement in scholastic events for mining and geology, Promine's software donation program grants universities around the world and their students free access to Promine's mining software for career readiness.

For more information about Promine's AutoCAD-integrated geological modeling and mine planning software, visit or call toll free at: 418-877-2769 x 100.

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