Peter A Allard School of Law

Executive Learning Program in Mining Law and Sustainability

The Allard Law Executive Learning Program in Mining Law and Sustainability provides an overview of the legal and regulatory instruments that govern sustainable practices throughout the lifecycle of a mine.

The program offers a new framework for making business decisions — one that goes beyond the “business as usual,” and considers human and Indigenous rights, climate change and anti-corruption laws and regulations that advance sustainability in the mining industry.

By the end of this program, you will have the skills to contribute to the success of current and future mining projects with an understanding of:

  • today’s complex legal and regulatory instruments that directly affect business operations, both in Canada and internationally
  • the participation of Indigenous peoples in the mining sector, including Indigenous governance and law
  • the role of corporate social responsibility and how CSR has evolved into a discussion of business and human rights
  • Canadian anti-corruption legislation and international efforts that affect mining activities
  • the role of mining in Canadian and international and climate change efforts.

Is this the right program for you?

This program benefits:

  • in-house counsel
  • lawyers in private practice
  • mining industry professionals
  • mining sector service professionals (for example finance, investment, consultancies)
  • Indigenous business and community leaders
  • government representatives.

Program At a glance

  • Format: 100% online instructor-supported program, offered in partnership with UBC Extended Learning
  • Schedule:
    • Five modules over five weeks. Each module includes video lessons, readings, online discussion, case studies and recorded guest interviews.
    • Live online sessions are held once a week on various weeknights (Pacific Time) and recorded for flexibility and accessibility for all students.
    • Expect to spend 35-45+ hours (5-7 hours a week for modules, and 10+ hours for the case study) to complete the program.
  • Program fee: $3,125
  • Next program start date: September 26, 2022 - registrations are open.

Learn more and register on UBC Extended learning 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n37GuU8a7M&feature=youtu.be

Watch an Info Session

Hear about this mining law program, a discussion on corporate social responsibility, and a Q&A for prospective students. 

Meet instructor and international mining law and sustainability expert Dr. Daniela Chimisso dos Santos, LLB, LLM, SJD, and Dr. Carol Liao, Associate Professor, UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Centre for Business Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Recorded April 27, 2022.

Watch Info Session


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