The Future of Mining Engineers

CIM Bulletin, 1972

T. PATCHING, Professor, Dept. of Mining and Metallurgy, University of Alberta, E'dmonton, Alta

A GLANCE BACK AT what has happened in the past is often a useful guide to the future, although it should be used mainly to provide a sense of direction rather than a map that must be followed. As a preamble to discussing some of the questions posed by the organizing committee it may be appropriate to briefly review the distribution and careers of the graduates of our Department since the first degree in mining engineering was awarded in 1916.
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