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MIRARCO Sponsored the 2019 Mining Award at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair

MIRARCO Mining Award MIRARCO Mining Innovation CEO Vic Palalnis presented “MIRARCO MINING AWARD SPECIAL” at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair 2019. Award: MIRARCO MINING AWARD SPECIAL Sponsor: Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) Criteria: Best project related to risk assessment or mitigation in mining. Le meilleur projet traitant de l’analyse ou l’atténuation de […]


Board of Directors Announcement of CEO’s Retirement

Board of Directors Announcement of CEO’s Retirement Dear Mirarco team and stakeholders, It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Vic Pakalnis’s retirement as CEO of MIRARCO Mining Innovation, effective July 31, 2019. Since 2012, Vic has played a critical role in the development and success of the […]


Mines could go nuclear in less than 10 years

Historic panel talks “reliable, clean and cost-effective” energy being researched partly in Sudbury A panel of experts from the nuclear and mining sectors discussed and fielded questions on progress being made on bringing small modular reactors to the mining industry to provide a reliable source of energy. (Karen McKinley photo) Nuclear power is grabbing the […]


Sudbury mining innovation CEO touts Ontario’s mining safety record globally

Ontario mining industry achieved zero workplace fatalties in 2016, 2018 (istock) A South African-American miner is turning to global experts, including one from Sudbury, to restore safe production after a year marred by tragedy at its operations. The President and CEO of MIRARCO Mining Innovation at Laurentian University, Vic Pakalnis, is part of a Global […]


Canada Invests in Climate Change Research for Abandoned and Orphaned Mines

News Release Al Douglas (Director, Climate Adaptation at MIRARCO), Paul Lefebvrev(Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources) and Vic Pakalnis (CEO of MIRARCO) The Government of Canada recognizes that climate change has a significant impact on Canadians, which is why we continue to invest in climate adaptation and climate resilience […]


Sibanye-Stillwater achieves significant safe production milestones and appoints panel of leading global safety experts

MEDIA RELEASE Johannesburg, 17 January 2019: Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) is pleased to advise that its South African (SA) operations achieved a significant Safe Production milestone of 5 000 000 fatality free shifts on 10 January 2019. This milestone shortly follows the Group (including its United States PGM operations) achieving 5 000 […]


GBR is excited to announce the publication of our Ontario Mining 2018

Mergers, discoveries and a new mine signal the dawn of a golden era This report was researched and prepared by Global Business Reports (www.gbreports.com) for Engineering & Mining Journal. Editorial researched and written by Ben Cherrington, Elisa L. Iannacone and Sofia Messina. For more details, please contact info@gbreports.com. As the global mining industry continues on […]


Canadian utilities build SMR alliances as developers tackle licensing

The International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit Canada’s key SMR markets Source: ‘A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors’ (NRCan, November 2018). Nuclear utilities are playing a growing role in Canadian SMR development and their operational expertise could support the first fleet deployment at mining sites, industry experts said. …… Mining operators could be Canada’s […]


China delegation visited Sudbury

Dr Ming Cai, Geomechanics Center Director with NEU professors and students A delegation from Northeastern University (NEU), China, composed of undergraduate students and professors, visited Sudbury from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018. This is part of the activities for the China-Canada Centre of Deep Mining Innovation (CCCDMI), established in December 2017 between Northeastern University […]


Sudbury research group makes key appointment

NEW DIRECTION FOR ENERGY CENTER AND BRUCE POWER CHAIR IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS SUDBURY, ON – Dr. Francois Caron will join MIRARCO as the Director of the Energy Center and as the Bruce Power Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems as of January 7th, 2019. Caron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of […]