2018 Team


   President     Jillian Newell     Linkedin    Safety is such a critical part to the mining industry, and the UBC Mine Rescue team is centered around training students to understand and be ready for emergency situations. As a member since 2015 and now the president of the team, I’m grateful for all the training and competitions that I have been able to participate in. My goals for the 2017/2018 year are to expand these great opportunities to more students of the department to ensure that the incoming mining engineers to the industry appreciate the importance of safety, and apply the skillset that they learn to their future work.

President

Jillian Newell

Linkedin

Safety is such a critical part to the mining industry, and the UBC Mine Rescue team is centered around training students to understand and be ready for emergency situations. As a member since 2015 and now the president of the team, I’m grateful for all the training and competitions that I have been able to participate in. My goals for the 2017/2018 year are to expand these great opportunities to more students of the department to ensure that the incoming mining engineers to the industry appreciate the importance of safety, and apply the skillset that they learn to their future work.

   Vice President     Levi Engels     Linkedin    Making a career in the mining industry means mine safety will always be a valued part of my life. Being able to learn, train, and practice mine rescue with like-minded friends has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I am proud of what the UBC Mine Rescue team has accomplished in professional competition over the last 6 years. The skills and values that this program instills in students directly empower the work and success enjoyed by this program's alumni.

Vice President

Levi Engels

Linkedin

Making a career in the mining industry means mine safety will always be a valued part of my life. Being able to learn, train, and practice mine rescue with like-minded friends has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I am proud of what the UBC Mine Rescue team has accomplished in professional competition over the last 6 years. The skills and values that this program instills in students directly empower the work and success enjoyed by this program's alumni.

   Captain     Nathan Skubovius     Linkedin    I have always been someone to act in any scenario and mine rescue has given me more skills to act. I have participated with the mine rescue team on the jobsite and have practiced first aid in a real life situation which has given me a big appreciation for the team and what it represents.

Captain

Nathan Skubovius

Linkedin

I have always been someone to act in any scenario and mine rescue has given me more skills to act. I have participated with the mine rescue team on the jobsite and have practiced first aid in a real life situation which has given me a big appreciation for the team and what it represents.

   Vice Captain      Evan Robson     Linkedin   I want to be able to improve my first aid and emergency skills and learn practical skills that one day might be able to help people in need. Beyond that I want to learn skills that will hopefully one day have a positive affect on my career as well as be involved with a group of like minded people on campus. Finally I'm a competitive individual and enjoy competing in competitive environments and this team gives me the opportunity to compete in something related to my future career.

Vice Captain

Evan Robson

Linkedin

I want to be able to improve my first aid and emergency skills and learn practical skills that one day might be able to help people in need. Beyond that I want to learn skills that will hopefully one day have a positive affect on my career as well as be involved with a group of like minded people on campus. Finally I'm a competitive individual and enjoy competing in competitive environments and this team gives me the opportunity to compete in something related to my future career.

  Vince Li     Linkedin    I first learned about Mine Rescue from my older brother who was involved in the beginnings of the UBC Mine Rescue Team. I am also a person who would be able to help in an event of emergency. This will be my beginning of mine rescue and I hope to continue this throughout my career. Also, I hope to help grow our team for the next incoming team members.

Vince Li

Linkedin

I first learned about Mine Rescue from my older brother who was involved in the beginnings of the UBC Mine Rescue Team. I am also a person who would be able to help in an event of emergency. This will be my beginning of mine rescue and I hope to continue this throughout my career. Also, I hope to help grow our team for the next incoming team members.

  Taylor Greer     Linkedin    Taylor is a 4th year Mining Engineering student. He was born in the East Kootenays, where he grew up snowboarding and fly fishing. He is this year's graduation representative and has spent the last two years on the UBC Mine Rescue team. Throughout his degree, he has been fortunate enough to work for a total of 12-months at Mount Milligan, and 8-months with Teck, gaining experience in both mineral processing and mine engineering. He has seen the first-hand the benefit of the skills learned while being on the UBC Mine Rescue team, and hopes to continue to learn additional skills upon graduation.

Taylor Greer

Linkedin

Taylor is a 4th year Mining Engineering student. He was born in the East Kootenays, where he grew up snowboarding and fly fishing. He is this year's graduation representative and has spent the last two years on the UBC Mine Rescue team. Throughout his degree, he has been fortunate enough to work for a total of 12-months at Mount Milligan, and 8-months with Teck, gaining experience in both mineral processing and mine engineering. He has seen the first-hand the benefit of the skills learned while being on the UBC Mine Rescue team, and hopes to continue to learn additional skills upon graduation.

  Sean Fong     LinkedIn    Safety is what keeps the mine industry thriving, present and future. Unfortunate events happen unexpectedly all the time in life. I want to be part of the force first on site to make a difference when these tragedies strike. Being a part of the UBC Mine Rescue team is key to improving my emergency response skills to prepare me for the unexpected throughout my life and career in the mining industry. During the 2017 BC Provincial Mine Rescue & First Aid competition, I’ve come to know how important it is to have Mining Engineers part of the Mine Rescue team on site in order to apply our knowledge and critical thinking in any high-pressure scenario. I’m very proud to be part of the Mine Rescue community and represent UBC Mine Rescue.   

Sean Fong

LinkedIn

Safety is what keeps the mine industry thriving, present and future. Unfortunate events happen unexpectedly all the time in life. I want to be part of the force first on site to make a difference when these tragedies strike. Being a part of the UBC Mine Rescue team is key to improving my emergency response skills to prepare me for the unexpected throughout my life and career in the mining industry. During the 2017 BC Provincial Mine Rescue & First Aid competition, I’ve come to know how important it is to have Mining Engineers part of the Mine Rescue team on site in order to apply our knowledge and critical thinking in any high-pressure scenario. I’m very proud to be part of the Mine Rescue community and represent UBC Mine Rescue.

 

  Nate Smith     Linkedin    Safety is paramount for the successful realization of value in a challenging operational environment. As a former designated first aid attendant, I can attest to the importance of having a well-trained emergency response program in place to react to situations where barriers to harm have failed and individuals or assets are at risk. I am very happy to be involved with the UBC Mine Rescue Team. I look forward to developing my understanding of mine emergency response skills and protocols for future industry application. I am also very keen on promoting and developing the UBC Mine Rescue Team’s prominence as an industry recognized mine emergency response professional development program.

Nate Smith

Linkedin

Safety is paramount for the successful realization of value in a challenging operational environment. As a former designated first aid attendant, I can attest to the importance of having a well-trained emergency response program in place to react to situations where barriers to harm have failed and individuals or assets are at risk. I am very happy to be involved with the UBC Mine Rescue Team. I look forward to developing my understanding of mine emergency response skills and protocols for future industry application. I am also very keen on promoting and developing the UBC Mine Rescue Team’s prominence as an industry recognized mine emergency response professional development program.

  Logan Clegg    Linkedin   As a new UBC Mining Engineering student, I believe that safety should be at the foundation of everything we learn about the mining industry. Although safe mining practices are emphasized in classes, being part of the Mine Rescue team provides a more tangible understanding of how safety protocol is actually integrated into each aspect of a mine site. Additionally, having Engineers on site as part of an active Mine Rescue team is invaluable; therefore, the training we complete as a team translates into employable skills later on. I’m excited to be developing industry recognized safety skills as part of this unique team and I’m looking forward to building the future of UBCMR.   

Logan Clegg

Linkedin

As a new UBC Mining Engineering student, I believe that safety should be at the foundation of everything we learn about the mining industry. Although safe mining practices are emphasized in classes, being part of the Mine Rescue team provides a more tangible understanding of how safety protocol is actually integrated into each aspect of a mine site. Additionally, having Engineers on site as part of an active Mine Rescue team is invaluable; therefore, the training we complete as a team translates into employable skills later on. I’m excited to be developing industry recognized safety skills as part of this unique team and I’m looking forward to building the future of UBCMR.

 

  Laurel   Acacia    Linkedin   My dad is a millwright, and when I was growing up he would always stress to me the importance of working safely. Staying safe in any environment requires that you be aware of the unique hazards, and know how to respond appropriately in the event of an incident. On the UBC Mine Rescue Team, we train to respond to a variety of real-world situations that we might encounter in the mining industry, with a special focus on underground. As a member of UBCMR, I hope to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to help keep myself and future coworkers safe

Laurel Acacia

Linkedin

My dad is a millwright, and when I was growing up he would always stress to me the importance of working safely. Staying safe in any environment requires that you be aware of the unique hazards, and know how to respond appropriately in the event of an incident. On the UBC Mine Rescue Team, we train to respond to a variety of real-world situations that we might encounter in the mining industry, with a special focus on underground. As a member of UBCMR, I hope to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to help keep myself and future coworkers safe