Established in 1998, MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) has been developing innovative solutions for the mining industry and its challenges. We are a not-for-profit corporation that operates with support from the private and public sectors. The driving force behind MIRARCO is a dedicated workforce made up of experienced professionals and students at all levels of post-secondary education. Through our unique position as a hybrid organization, combining academic and professional dynamics, we help advance innovative and applied research.
MIRARCO is engaged in five core research domains:
- Geohazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation (GRC)
- Mining Safety Research and Risk Management (MSR)
- Ventilation and Production Optimization (VPO)
- Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management (ERCM)
- Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Communities (OCCIAR)
To develop and deliver quality applied research to manage risks in the mining sector and beyond.
Trust, Collaboration, Quality, Innovation, New Knowledge, Responsiveness, Integrity, Efficiency, Economic Sustainability.
Board of Directors
- Andre Lauzon*
Manitoba Business Unit, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd. Manitoba Business Unit
- Carol McAulay**
Vice President Administration
- Osman Abou-Rabia
Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Samantha Espley
General Manager, Mining & Mineral Processing Technical Excellence Centre at Vale Base Metals
- Dominic Fragomeni
XPS Consulting & Testwork
- Elizabeth Gardiner
NOAMI Project and Communications Advisor
National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI)
- Leo Gerard
United Steelworkers (USW)
- Victor Pakalnis
- Cheryl Recollet
Director of Sustainable Development
Wahnapitae First Nation
- James Simmons
Weaver Simmons LLP
- Marcia Smith
Senior Vice President Sustainability and External Affairs
- Janice Zinck
Green Mining Innovation – Processing
CanmetMINING – Natural Resources Canada
* Chair of the MIRARCO Board of Directors.
** Secretary, Treasurer.