Brock in pictures celebrating 50 years

Left to right: Shannon Pettypiece, Ryan Cornell and Mandy Rolph2008:  Niagara Wine Festival ParadeStudents showing their Brock spirit throughout the streets of St. Catharines2011: Students today, alumni foreverProud new graduates at ConvocationDo you have photos from your Brock days? We would love to share them. Email us at [email protected] Do you have an  idea on how Brock can celebrate its upcoming 50th Anniversary? Send us your thoughts to: [email protected] Jamie Fleming, then Director of Residence, with winners of the 1984 Homecoming banner contest 2001 – 2002 Residence Action Council Executive As Brock’s 50th Anniversary quickly approaches, we thought it was appropriate to mark the upcoming milestone by delving into the University’s archives and sharing some photos housed in Special Collections at the James A. Gibson Library.  Although there are literally thousands of photos that tell Brock’s story, Brock Alumni Relations has uncovered a few unique and rarely seen shots that illustrate Brock’s varied and expansive history.Each issue of upcoming Brock Alumni Connect eNewsletters will focus on a different theme: faculty, athletics, Brock’s growing campus and more.This October issue captures photos of Brock’s most interesting and important resource: its students. Photos of students spanning five decades tell Brock’s story in a way no words ever could. Do you recognize anyone in these photos? Enjoy!1965 – 1966: Brock University Student AssemblyMembers of the Brock University Student Assembly, left to right: Robert Jennings, Jim McVeigh, John Auld, David Dargie, Donald Chapman, Ann Kennard, Allan Colbey, Barbara Hogrebe and Susan Biggs. 1968: Car prankTo create a stir during the third Winter Carnival festivities, students push a Volkswagen through the corridors of the campus and parked it in front of the auditorium stage, where it sat until the end of the day. 1968 Winter Formal Left to right: Princess Beth Bland, Queen Joyce Gideon, Pat Robinson and Princess Leslie Dawe. 1972: Students enjoying the outdoors Students reading outside, with the Arthur Schmon Tower in the background1976:  Quiet Campus MomentStudents enjoying a walk through Thistle Complex 1984: Residence fun read more

Rio Tinto has successfully deployed AutoHaul™ automated long distance rail network

first_imgRio Tinto says it has successfully deployed AutoHaul™, establishing the world’s largest robot and first automated heavy-haul, long distance rail network. Since completing the first loaded run in July, Rio Tinto has steadily increased the number of autonomous journeys across its world-class iron ore operations in Western Australia in a controlled and safe manner, with over 1 million kilometres now travelled autonomously.Rio Tinto Iron Ore Managing Director Rail, Port & Core Services Ivan Vella said: “The safe and successful deployment of AutoHaul™ across our network is a strong reflection of the pioneering spirit inside Rio Tinto. It’s been a challenging journey to automate a rail network of this size and scale in a remote location like the Pilbara, but early results indicate significant potential to improve productivity, providing increased system flexibility and reducing bottlenecks.”“Over the coming months we will continue to refine our autonomous operations to ensure we are able to maximise value. We continue to work closely with drivers during this period and do not expect to make any redundancies in 2019 as a result of the deployment of AutoHaul™.”The A$940 million AutoHaul™ programme is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to Rio Tinto’s port facilities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The network is the world’s first heavy-haul, long distance autonomous rail operation. Rio Tinto operates about 200 locomotives on more than 1,700 km of track in the Pilbara, transporting ore from 16 mines to four port terminals.The average return distance of these trains is about 800 km with the average journey cycle, including loading and dumping, taking about 40 hours. Locomotives carrying AutoHaul™ software are fitted with on-board cameras allowing for constant monitoring from the Operations Centre. All public rail crossings on the network are fitted with CCTV cameras and have been upgraded to the highest safety standards.last_img read more