NORCAT Launches Mine Rescue Simulation Training Tool at 2017 Canadian Mining Games

Hailey Short News

(Toronto, ON) – In collaboration with Ontario Mine Rescue and the Canadian Mining Games, NORCAT is excited to announce the launch of the NORCAT Mine Rescue Simulation training tool at the 2017 Canadian Mining Games held at the University of Toronto.PDAC2017_NORCAT

The mine rescue simulation enables safe and effective training for hazardous and dangerous situations using gaming controller technology, replicated biometric data, artificial intelligence, and leading-edge HD graphics.   Utilizing this training tool will enable students participating in the competition to learn about a real mine rescue mission by controlling an avatar and working with a virtual team to overcome the real challenges in an underground mine rescue situation.

“We are very excited to partner with Ontario Mine Rescue and the Canadian Mining Games to launch this training application to educate our future mining industry workers while further validating that meaningful learning outcomes can be achieved using avatar-based simulation training”, cites Ed Wisniewski, Director of Software Development at NORCAT.


NORCAT is focused on developing and providing world-class programs, services, and resources to reduce injuries, save lives, and enhance productivity in the mining industry and beyond.

About Canadian Mining Games

The Canadian Mining games provides an opportunity for students from across Canada to meet and test not only their mining knowledge, but also their learning and adaptive capabilities. This annual event also allows mining students to network with industry representatives and potential colleagues through banquets and career fairs.

For more information, please contact:

Hailey Short
Communications Specialist
NORCAT  |  705-521-8324 x278