Who we are
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 represent the university at the Annual BC Provincial Mine Rescue Competition where the team will compete against active teams in the province