About UBC Mine rescue

The UBC Underground Mine Rescue Team (the Team) is made up of undergraduate students from the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering. These dedicated individuals have committed much personal time and effort to learning, executing, and upholding the utmost safety standards.

They demonstrate these values within their university community and the entire mining industry. Our members have trained in multiple Provinces for Mine Rescue and First Aid.

The Team will represent not only the UBC Mining Engineering department but the University, the Province of BC, and Canada at the biennial Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD) competition hosted by the Colorado School of Mines in Colorado Springs, CO.

The Team will also participate in the Annual British Columbia provincial Underground Mine Rescue Challange.

 
 Treating a burn victim at the 2017 MERD competition

Treating a burn victim at the 2017 MERD competition

 Working an incident comand problem at MERD 2017

Working an incident comand problem at MERD 2017

 Underground smoke challange at the MERD 2017

Underground smoke challange at the MERD 2017