Mine Life Cycle
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) granted the Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Mine Life Cycle to Yukon College to develop research leadership in the mining industry.
Yukon College together with the Yukon Mine Research Consortium (YMRC) selected Dr. Amelie Janin in 2013 to hold the Industrial Research Chair in Mine Life Cycle.
The Chair works closely with representatives of the Yukon mining industry to address northern specific challenges and opportunities. The mining companies of the Consortium include Alexco Resources, Capstone Mining Corp., Casino Mining Corp., Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd., and Victoria Gold Corp. The Consortium have commited their full support to the Chair, guiding the direction of the program by determining industry related challenges that would benefit from applied research solutions.
Thus far, the Chair's main focus areas have been:
- Management and treatment of mine-influenced water, and
- Terrestrial reclamation practices.
The Chair works in partnership with the Consortium to generate and share knowledge and results publicly to industry. government, First Nations, and the scientific community at large. As an employee of Yukon College, the Chair has also been involved in the education and engagement of students through skills development and providing hands-on employment experience in an applied research setting.
With the Consortium's direction, the Chair's project include:
- Learning with constructed wetlands,
- Bioremediation in cold climate,
- Fish otolith chemistry for environmental assessments,
- Metal uptake in northern constructed wetlands,
- Mine site sequestration with leonardite
View Dr. Janin's biography for more information. Publications can be found on each project page.