Final submissions have now been received for the fourth annual De-mining Technology Competition organized by Mines Action Canada. Four proposals were received, two from University of Calgary, one from Ryerson University and one from University of British Columbia. When all the reports from the judges have been received the final assessment for the awarding of prized will be made by Mines Action Canada.
Since the beginning of the competition twenty-two universities have participated and thirty five final submissions were received. The two goals of the competition have been:
- to encourage innovative improvements to the existing techniques for mine clearance for safe and effective community-based de-mining and
- to raise awareness and appreciation of the problems of de-mining among students in universities across Canada.
We at Mines Action Canada have been encouraged by the response to the competition and we believe a measure of success for both goals has been achieved.