MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) is moving its main offices to the second floor of Laurentian University’s Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building. MIRARCO was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit research arm of Laurentian University and since its inception has developed over 100 HQPs (Highly Qualified Persons) and managed over $100 million in projects.
This move provides an opportunity to evolve the mandate of MIRARCO to support efforts that build Laurentian University as Canada’s Mining University.
In the fall of 2019, Jennifer Abols was appointed as MIRARCO’s President & CEO, as well as the Executive Director for Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines. Abols is the first person to hold both positions concurrently. During her first year, Abols focused her efforts on aligning MIRARCO with industry needs, increasing awareness of MIRARCO as the partner-of-choice for applied research in mining and forging stronger relationships with partners and stakeholders.
Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building
The 60,000-square-foot facility is one of the latest additions on Laurentian University’s campus and it is located in Founders’ Square, between the Parker and Fraser buildings. It houses all engineering labs (mining, chemical and mechanical), a lecture theatre, a collaborative research hub for all the Laurentian research centres, the Perdue Central Analytical Facility (PCAF) and the Jim Fielding Innovation and Commercialization Space.
“I am very excited about our move to the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building. Moving our main office to Laurentian’s Engineering and Innovation space will allow us to interact and better collaborate with faculty and students and deliver innovative technologies and applied solutions to problems faced by industry.”
– Jennifer Abols, President & CEO
Along with the office move, MIRARCO has been hard at work creating a brand new website that features updated information on our research teams, our active projects and partnership opportunities! You can check out our new website at: https://mirarco.org/.
In addition to the new website, MIRARCO is launching a new quarterly newsletter this winter. The goal of the newsletter is to highlight the research being conducted at MIRARCO, celebrate our successes and to showcase the talent and dedication of our staff and researchers. To stay up-to-date make sure to subscribe here: https://bit.ly/3gx06fk