Mining Engineering Student | University of British Columbia
Veronica Knott is a current student at the University of British Columbia pursuing a degree in Mining and Mineral Processing from the Faculty of Applied Science. Throughout her time at UBC, Veronica has held various leadership roles that have given her a unique and fresh perspective on the future of the mining industry.
Veronica served as one of three student members of the UBC Board of Governors from 2014–2016, overseeing the non-academic governance of the $2.2 billion organization. She served two terms, which included many committee and working group positions. Notably, Veronica served as Vice Chair of the Land Use Committee.
Before this role, Veronica was President of the UBC Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS). She oversaw the EUS Inclusion Project, which resulted in a governance overhaul, and the creation of the Iron Pin Ceremony, a new event incorporating ethics and professionalism into the first-year curriculum. Veronica chaired the National Conference on Women in Engineering in 2013, which brought together over 150 delegates from engineering societies across Canada to discuss and inspire the recruitment and retention of women in engineering.
Veronica held the role of captain of the UBC Mining Games Team for the 2017 Canadian Mining Games. Along with her co-captain, Veronica oversaw the organization of the team through 23 technical competitions. The UBC team has successfully achieved two back-to-back championships, while Veronica personally placed first in various competitions including Mine to Mill Innovation and Crisis Management. She also placed third at the World Mining Competition in 2016. These achievements have resulted in various recognitions and awards. Most recently, Veronica was named the 2017 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student for making an impact on the engineering profession. She was also named a Vancouver Board of Trade Woman to Watch for her impact in the Vancouver community.
Veronica has shown a passionate commitment to student leadership, aiming to make her surrounding community more welcoming and inclusive, and a dedication to success in mining academics.