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Grab a cup of coffee and join leading industry experts from the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) for an online talk on legacy issues.

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The way we extract and process resources is constantly changing. The practices and technologies (and legacies) in place today are a consequence of what was leading-edge decades ago. What are the potential legacies of the future? How can we avoid them, and how can an industry that extracts non-renewable resources be sustainable?

Grab a cup of coffee and join leading industry experts from the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) online for a thought-provoking conversation about the progression of historic mining practices—unpacking the legacy issues we face today and what we may face tomorrow, and what sustainability really means.

You’ll get an inside perspective from experts with decades of experience working with the mining sector on the current challenges facing industry and the collaborative ways in which we’re all working together to develop solutions that address changing societal, environmental and economic needs.

In this discussion, you’ll hear about:

  • What are some of the legacy issues of today, their origins and how we are addressing them? How can future legacy issues be avoided?
  • How can we include all three sustainability pillars—environmental protection, social equity and economic growth—into the future of the mining sector?
  • What can other resource sectors, such as oil and gas and forestry, teach us about how they are meeting their legacy issues?

And we want to hear from you, too. Send us your burning questions either before or during the event and our panel will address as many as possible.

Virtual event broadcast via Microsoft Teams.

About Our Panel

Lucinda Wood, Business Development Director, Mining and Energy & Environment and Biotech

Lucinda has 10 years of experience working as both a metallurgical and business development consultant in Argentina for local and international mining companies. Prior to this, she worked as a senior process engineer and as the key metallurgical engineer for mining operations in both Argentina and South Africa for almost 10 years and has both design and operational experience. She has a particular interest in integrating the social, environmental, technological and economic aspects of the mining industry as part of a cohesive approach to services.

Ian Wilson, Manager, Environmental Remediation

Ian leads an inter-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and project managers tasked with the assessment and remediation of 37 former Cold War legacy uranium mine and mill sites, and also leads SRC’s role in the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP). He has more than 18 years of environmental remediation experience and has successfully managed more than 100 assessment, remediation and site decommissioning projects around the world. His areas of expertise include policy development, program management, remediation design, remediation project management, cost estimation, structural demolition, mine closure, stakeholder engagement, and waste management.

Lesley McGilp, Manager, Pipe Flow Technology Centre™

Lesley has managed SRC's Pipe Flow Technology Centre™ for over 10 years. She previously served as a Staff Engineer at Rock Energy and a Senior Engineering Advisor at Northrock Resources. In addition to corporate management and leadership, she has 10 years of experience in upstream oil and gas, focused on reservoir engineering, reserve management, exploration and development and acquisitions and divestitures.

Bernard Gartner, Business Development and Strategic Growth Director, Mining and Energy

Bernard started at SRC as a senior technician, a position he held for 25 years before transitioning to manage and grow SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories. He managed the lab for 17 years, developing a team that is internationally recognized for their commitment to client service and quality results, and led the lab through several expansions. He recently took on a new challenge at SRC, transitioning into business development and using his decades of experience to provide strategic direction for SRC’s Mining and Energy Division. He’s managed complex projects, is client focused and like SRC, safety is the overriding priority he advocates for and leads by.

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