News & Events


  • Lung cancer still haunts mining industry (7/12/2017) - Lung cancer still haunts mining industry MIRARCO and Occupational Cancer Research Centre hosted Lung Cancer and Prevention in Mining Symposium at the Willet Green Miller Centre auditorium on July 11, 2017. More than 100 people, representing everyone from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, to mining companies, to researchers and workers’ unions and individual miners were […]
  • MIRARCO researcher Negar Saeidi receives Best Paper Award at MMME’17 (6/29/2017) - MIRARCO researcher Negar Saeidi receives Best Paper Award at MMME’17 Negar Saeidi recently presented a paper at the 4th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering (MMME’17). Her paper, co-authored by Lorrie Fava (MIRARCO) and Cheryl Allen (Vale Canada) was entitled “Towards improving the performance of Creighton Mine’s Natural Heat Exchange Area”. At a […]
  • Ontario Centers of Excellence Discovery Conference 2017 (5/30/2017) - Ontario Centers of Excellence Discovery Conference 2017 Victor Pakalnis, President/CEO of MIRARCO with Dr Reza Moridi, Minister of Research Innovation Science. Vic Pakalnis and Wendi Punkkinen at Mirarco’s booth – connecting with the world of innovation in Canada. The Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science speaks at Discovery 17 Ontario Centres of […]
  • MIRARCO, OCRC and LU will host Lung Cancer and Prevention in Mining Conference (5/15/2017) - MIRARCO, OCRC and LU will host Lung Cancer and Prevention in Mining Conference MIRARCO, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), and Laurentian University are hosting a conference on the impact of exposure to lung carcinogens in the Ontario mining industry, and how these exposures can be controlled. It will focus on diesel exhaust and radon, […]
  • Zero harm – It can be done! (5/5/2017) - Zero harm – It can be done! Victor Pakalnis, President/CEO of MIRARCO. The accident rates for Ontario mines for 2016 are in. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn announced in early January that the province achieved zero fatalities! This is an amazing accomplishment. The lost time injury (LTI) rate in 2015 was 0.63 per 100 workers. […]
  • MIRARCO CAO Al Douglas recognized for completion of the CIM Leadership in Mining program (5/2/2017) - Highlights of MIRARCO Presence at CIM 2017 MIRARCO’s booth at CIM 2017 Shain MacLachlan – CAMECO, Danielle Langlois – Independent Consultant, Dana Imbeault – MIHR Council, Jeremy Hilderman – MOSAIC. Al Douglas – CAO of MIRARCO. Absent from photo is Kraig Wanner – Westmoreland Coal Michael Winship – President of CIM. Al Douglas – CAO […]