Carly Eastwood and Katrien Ecclestone, Concurrent Education students, work at a display for the CHYS Society.The spirit of Valentine’s Day in the air at Brock today, and several student groups are using the occasion to raise money for their causes.The Child and Youth Studies Society is among the student groups with Valentine’s displays in the Mackenzie Chown A hallway. The display is to inform people about this month’s fundraising effort, which is Youth Pride Niagara, said Carly Eastwood, a third-year Concurrent Education student.Each month, the society supports a local charity. Last month, its members collected clothing for Gillian’s Place.The Faculty of Education group heading to Peru for Solidarity Experiences Abroad sold out of roses this week. The group is heading to Lima from May 3 to 16 to work in schools there.The trip is one of four this year through the Solidarity Experience Abroad program, organized by the Faith and Life Centre. The others are a Sport Management trip to Peru (Feb. 16 to 26), a Nursing trip to Ecuador (June 16 to 29) and a trip to Brazil from July 3 to 19.Community Health Sciences students are raising money in Mackenzie Chown A for the Heart Institute at Brock today. The Brain Injury Association of Niagara is selling flowers.Natasha Davey, Nicole Studenny and Lisa Pollak, Concurrent Education students, sell flowers for Solidarity Experiences Abroad.
Terra Drone South Africa has shown off its surveying expertise to Sibanye-Stillwater, with one of its drones successfully navigating a 3m x 3 m tunnel at one of the gold and PGM miner’s underground assets.A simultaneous localisation and mapping-equipped drone was able to realise “stable automatic navigation” under a “non-GPS environment,” Terra Drone said. The result was the generation of a highly accurate 3D model.Terra Drone said the many injuries caused by fall of rock incidents in Africa could be somewhat alleviated through the use of accurate surveying and inspection.“We believe that this technology (drone mapping) will improve safety and work efficiency in Africa’s mining industry in the future,” the company said.Teppei Seki, Terra Drone Chief Operating Officer, said he was delighted to have carried out such a demonstration with Sibanye-Stillwater. He said the company would now focus on volume calculation by “making 3D measurements of stopes, survey and inspection for ore path and vertical shaft with Sibanye-Stillwater”.The collaboration is expected to be a “giant step” towards opening up the development of more underground mines in Africa in the future, he added.Terra Drone is a leading commercial drone technology company that is expanding. It has a branch in South Africa along with nine others in the world covering mining, oil & gas and electricity solutions.