MIRARCO-Laurentian team working in Peru to continue environmental research with UNAM and Core Foundation

A team of researchers from MIRARCO Mining Innovation, a research arm of Laurentian University,  returned to Peru last week to commence the second phase of a collaboration with Universidad Nacional de Moquegua (UNAM) and CORE Foundation.

This comes after an agreement was signed between MIRARCO-Laurentian University and the National University of Moquegua in December 2022 in an effort to improve environmental sustainability.

The second phase of the project involves the restoration of both the Coralaque and Tambo River, a remarkable milestone for the Republic of Peru. Restoration of these two bodies of water will significantly improve the ecosystem and quality of life in the area as well as surrounding communities.

Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk, President & CEO of MIRARCO and Executive Director of the Goodman School of Mines, says, “We are proud to work with faculty and students at the National University of Moquegua to advance training in water quality monitoring and, ultimately, help bring a bit of our Sudbury history in remediation to Moquegua. We hope that innovative solutions can be implemented to help improve water quality in the Coralaque and Tambo river basins.”

The research team from MIRARCO/Laurentian University includes Professors Emeritus: Dr. Graeme Spiers, Dr. Charles Ramcharan, MIRARCO President, Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Julia Anderson, and students Max Lakanen, MacKenzie Hobbs, and Matthew Rennie. Many faculty and students from UNAM are also working on the projects and engaging in scientific training, research, and knowledge sharing. By building capacity in Moquegua, the future of this type of transformative research is in good hands.

For more information about the project, please contact:
MIRARCO Mining Innovation
+1 (705) 675-1151 Ext. 5075