UDMN Symposium – December 12th, 2017 at Dynamic Earth

The 2nd Annual UDMN Symposium is being held on Thursday, December 12, 2017 in Sudbury, Ontario, for Network Members and invited guests. This is a private event.

The Symposium provides an opportunity for Network Members to share progress being made with their projects, to pitch results to industry leaders, to ask and have questions answered during networking breaks & panel discussions, as well as get important updates on the Network.

UDMN project: HAC Launch June 21st

Please join us to celebrate the official opening of the Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, Northern Ontario. Meet the HAC team, partners and sponsors for the grand opening, have a guided tour of the HAC, eat BBQ food and listen to a special briefing in the Atlas Copco theatre from the project leader, Dr. Dean Millar, entitled: What the heck is the HAC? Invitation

2nd Annual UDMN Symposium

Save the Date: 2nd Annual UDMN Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

1st Annual UDMN Symposium

December 1, 2015 in Sudbury, ON
Network members participated in the 1st annual UDMN Symposium. This event provided members with an invaluable opportunity to engage with all network members; present high level project summaries; network with mining companies; and identify other potential synergies.

An industry led panel was assembled to facilitate discussion on technology trends affecting the mining industry today and on how mines implement new technologies. Panelists included: Zachary Mayer (Manager, Mine Technical Services) at Kidd Operations, A Glencore Company, Steve Runnalls (Manager, Mines Technical Services) at Vale, Ontario Operations, Shayne Wisniewski (General Manager of Mining Projects) at Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company, Douglas Morrison (President and CEO) at CEMI and moderated Roger Emdin (Vice President of Projects) at Harte Gold.

Science Policy Conference

November 25-27, 2015 in Ottawa, ON
A UDMN organized panel, “Challenges Associated with Transferring New Technologies to the Mining Industry” will be held November 26th at 10:30AM.
The panel features:
Douglas Morrison (CEMI)
Zachary Mayer (Glencore’s Kidd Operations)
Wayne Ablitt (Jannatec Technologies)
Sylvie Nadeau (École de technologie supérieure (ETS) de Montréal) and
Adi Treasurywala (ArrowCan Partners Inc.)

UDMN at National Service and Supplier – CAMESE Forum

November 4-5, 2015
Eric Maag, Director of Commercialization and Innovation and Prosperity Office, presented at a round table during the CAMESE annual forum on UDMN & CEMI and shared the benefits & services offered for network members.

UDMN at Energy and Mines SUMIT

October 22 – 23, 2015 in Toronto, ON
Damien Duff, CEMI VP, Geoscience and Geotechnical R&D and UDMN Theme 1&2 Lead presents “Building Mine Collaboration on Energy for Underground Operations”, October 23rd at 3:00PM. This presentation will offer highlights from a strategic collaboration between mining operators and industry partners to improve the energy consumption profile of deep mines
UDMN Network Member MIRARCO (featuring Director of Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management, Dean Millar) presents “Case Study: Journey to the 40% Mine: Reducing Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions”, October 23rd at

UDMN at International Safety and Mines Conference

Bora Ugurgel, Managing Director, showcased the UDMN at the 36th International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, held in Sudbury Ontario. His paper, “The Ultra-Deep Mining Network – A Collaborative Approach to Mining Innovation and Commercialization”, highlighted the research initiatives being undertaken as part of the UDMN to lever collaborative and dedicated networked solution teams of leading experts in achieving innovations for the global mining industry.


Save the date! Join us for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 22, 2015 from 8-10am at the Willet Green Miller Centre – Auditorium. Get the most up to date news on the UDMN and its 28 collaborative projects.

UDMN at NAME conference

Special Guest Speakers, including UDMN Managing Director Bora Ugurgel will speak at the Modern Mining Technology Conference & Luncheon Panel as part of the North America Mining Expo in Sudbury Ontario.

Lecture Series Event – May 20, 2015

Geoff MacDonald, a Tax Incentives Partner with KPMG was at CEMI to share insights into the Scientific Research and Experimental Developments (SR&ED) program. During the session Geoff presented a basic overview of the program, recent changes to eligibility, recent court decision and their potential impact, as well as strategies to minimize risk.

A video recording of this presentation is now available. Please click here to access this recording.

Discovery OCE – April 27 – 28, 2015

Join UDMN at Discovery, Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. Join us at our CEMI/UDMN booth to learn more about underground mining and the projects underway in the Ultra-Deep Mining Network.
Conference Location: Toronto Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

CIM 2015 Convention – May 10-13, 2015

Join UDMN at the Canadian, Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum convention Expo to learn more about our current projects in all 4 themes. In addition, CEMI’s VP of Business Innovation will be presenting a technical paper on,”CEMI’s Lean Mining Process Improvement Program: Developing and Applying Innovation”.
Conference Location: Palais des Congres, Montreal, QC
CEMI/UDMN Booth: 1720