(Aleksandar Petrovic, Senior Process Engineer at Sedgman Canada Limited)


This is the 5th year MineralsEd is partnering with BC members of the Canadian Mineral Processors to offer “Modern Mining in the Classroom”, a guest speaker program for classes doing mining units this Spring. Students learn about the mining process, mineral processing techniques, and about the guest speaker’s career. The speakers enjoy this as much as the students and teachers. Read below the post of volunteer mineral process engineer, Aleks Petrovic, about his special presentation to his daughter’s class.


This post is several months overdue, but considering that school is back in session, its never really too late. Back in April, I was glad that I had a chance to give back to local Vancouver community again. Big thank you to MineralsEd for inviting me again and Sedgman for overwhelming support and for letting me take the time off from my busy schedule to visit 4/5 grade students at Lord Roberts Elementary school in Vancouver. It's always a pleasure to visit our youngest and brightest.

Short video of open pit blasting is always a huge hit, closely followed by the video of big loud Ball mills in action and the bronze medal definitively goes to the froth flotation video. I am happy to report that interactive part of my visit (flotation and gravity concentration demonstration) went considerably well as all students and my presentation materials were accounted for.Unlike two years ago, this year visit had entirely new dimension as I was presenting in my daughter’s class. Forget about the pressures & deadlines that we are facing in our daily work, it’s nothing compared to performing in front of your own child (seating right below me, wearing red shirt and grey vest).Thanks again MineralsEd , looking forward to do it all over again next year.


View Alek's original post on LinkedIn, here: https://lnkd.in/gC4vkfe