MIRARCO Overview

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:

Our Vision

To develop and deliver quality applied research to manage risks in the mining sector and beyond.

Our Values

Trust, Collaboration, Quality, Innovation, New Knowledge, Responsiveness, Integrity, Efficiency, Economic Sustainability.


Board of Directors

  • Dominic Fragomeni*
    XPS Consulting & Testwork
  • Osman Abou-Rabia
    Dean of Science, Engineering and Architechture
    Laurentian University
  • Michelle Ash
  • Samantha Espley
    General Manager, Mining & Mineral Processing Technical Excellence Centre at Vale Base Metals
  • Elizabeth Gardiner
    NOAMI Project and Communications Advisor
    National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI)
  • Leo Gerard
    International President
    United Steelworkers (USW)
  • Michael Gribbons
    Vice President
    Maestro Digital Mine
  • Lorella Hayes
    VP Administration
    Laurentian University
  • Christine Kaszycki
    Assistant Deputy Minister
    Mines Minerals Division
    Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
  • Andre Lauzon
    Vice President
    Arizona Business Unit, Hudbay Minerals
  • Michael O’Shaughnessy
    Director, Logistics Strategy and Planning
  • Victor Pakalnis
  • Cheryl Recollet
    Director of Sustainable Development
    Wahnapitae First Nation
  • James Simmons
    Weaver Simmons LLP
  • Janice Zinck
    Green Mining Innovation – Processing
    CanmetMINING – Natural Resources Canada

* Chair of the MIRARCO Board of Directors.