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 four 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
  • Jennifer Abols
    President/CEO, MIRARCO
  • Osman Abou-Rabia
    Dean of Science, Engineering and Architechture
    Laurentian University
  • Michelle Ash
    Chair GMG and CEO GEOVIA Dassault Systems
  • Fred Delabbio
    Director, Strategy Focused Innovation (SFI)
  • Samantha Espley
    President, Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM)
  • Elizabeth Gardiner
    Project and Communications Advisor at NOAMI
  • Leo Gerard
    International President, USW
  • Michael Gribbons
    Vice President at Maestro Digital Mine
  • Lorella Hayes
    VP Administration, Laurentian University
  • Christine Kaszycki
    Assistant Deputy Minister, Mines Minerals Division, MNDM
  • Cheryl Recollet
    Director of Sustainable Development, Wahnapitae First Nation
  • James Simmons
    Weaver Simmons
  • Michael O’Shaughnessy
    Director, Teck Resources
  • Janice Zinck
    Green Mining Innovation – Processing Canmet MINING NRCan

* Chair of the MIRARCO Board of Directors.