Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines (GSM) and the Core Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new eras of knowledge, discovery and innovation in Latin America, signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting GSM educational and research activities in Peru, Chile and Brazil.

By combining the connections of Core Foundation and the mining education and research at Laurentian University, the two parties can begin to develop relationships in countries that require world-class mining training as well as meaningful international partnerships to further mining education, training and research in Latin America, according to Laurentian University.

“Countries like Peru need our strong expertise in mining-related disciplines,” said Osman Abou-Rabia, interim executive director, Goodman School of Mines, Laurentian University. “This agreement has the potential of opening up a new market in Latin America to bring qualified students and research collaboration to Laurentian University.”

Laurentian University’s expertise now extends to the full mining cycle, from mineral exploration, geology, engineering, Indigenous studies, management, occupational health and safety, bioremediation and environmental rehabilitation.