A Diversified Approach to Engineering’s Innovative Future
MIRARCO Mining Innovation
On April 9th, 1998, the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Centre,
(MIRARCO) opened its doors in Sudbury, Ontario. The organization was created and
led by Peter Kaiser, P. Eng, as a means to explore solutions to the mining industry’s challenges
and as an environment to conduct applied research. MIRARCO, which operates as a unique
not-for-profit hybrid, has transformed itself to include research pertaining to mining and
innovation in five areas of expertise: Climate, Energy, Software, Rock Mechanics, and Safety.
Operating globally, MIRARCO develops their people and innovates tools needed to plan and
design the mines of the future, which conserve environmental integrity and produce sustainable
The driving force behind MIRARCO’s success and achievements is its dedicated workforce
made up of experienced professionals and students at all levels of post-secondary education.
Since the organization is solely owned by Laurentian University, it provides an environment
where academia and industry collaborate, offering engineering students the opportunity to
jumpstart their careers before they’ve even graduated. MIRARCO hires graduate students to
conduct applied research, providing them with firsthand experience they wouldn’t receive