Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation, and Applied Research Corporation

Has been providing innovative solutions for mining industry challenges since 1998.
A not-for-profit research arm of Laurentian University, Canada’s Mining University.
Team of talented academic and industry professionals

Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk

Interim President and CEO of MIRARCO,
Executive Director of the Goodman School of Mines

Message from the President

For over 20 years, MIRARCO has been a leader in the development and deployment of innovative solutions responding to the needs of the mining industry.  MIRARCO has built a strong reputation and will continue to move in a positive trajectory as being a conduit for applied research; taking discoveries from the bench to the mine and into communities. Working collaboratively with industry, private sector, government, academia, and community stakeholders has been an essential ingredient in providing effective transfer of knowledge, technology, and sustainable practices.

MIRARCO will continue to build on our internationally recognized expertise across the mining life cycle, and help support a resilient network and pipeline of highly qualified personnel. Innovation is a collective effort, and we are here to work together to shape the future of mining in our changing world.

Our Mission

We are the innovative research partner of choice for mining and related industries.

Our Vision

A research organization that develops innovative technologies, applied solutions, and highly qualified individuals in support of a safe, productive, and sustainable global mining industry.

Our Values

Innovation, Collaboration, Responsiveness, and Social Responsibility.

Celebrating 20 years of achievements and success in mining research and innovation.

Our Organization

MIRARCO is engaged in four core research domains:

Focuses on geohazard assessment & the mitigation of unpredictable rock behavior associated with deep underground mining.


Sean Maloney
Senior Research Advisors,

Ming Cai
Geomechanics Research Chair

Alex Hutchison
Rock Mechanics Lab Manager

Developing the next generation of software for mining with an emphasis on modelling and optimization.​


Chris Lane
Director, Software Centre

Blayne Teddy
Project Manager

Alex Hutchison
NHEET Project Lab Manager

Research focused on low carbon energy solutions for mine operations.


François Caron
Director, Energy Centre
7056751151 Ext. 5071

Addresses issues related to Safety and Risk Management in the mining industry.


Glenn Lyle
Director, Safety Centre
7056751151 Ext. 5074

Board of Directors

  • Fred Delabbio, Co-Chair, Strategy Focused Innovation (SFI)
  • James Simmons, Director/FC, Partner, Weaver Simmons
  • Jonathan Goodman, Director, President  & CEO Dundee Corporation
  • Leo Gerard, Director/HR, International President, USW
  • Luke Mahony, Co-Chair, Vale – Head of Geology, Mine Engineering, Geotechnical, Technology & Innovation
  • Michael Gribbons, Co-Chair, President, CEO and Co-founder  at Maestro Digital Mine
  • Michael O’Shaughnessy, Director/FC, Director, LogisticsTeck Resources
  • Michelle Ash, Director, Chair GMG and CEO GEOVIA Dassault Systems
  • Nadia Mykytczuk, President/ECO, MIRARCO Mining Innovation
  • Robert Hache, Director, President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University