Defining Age-Specific Heat Exposure Limits Forworkers: From Laboratory To Field

This project will examine how heat stress develops in young {18-30 years) and older miners {45-65 years) of different levels of fitness when physically demanding mining jobs are made more challenging by increases in air temperature and humidity as well as changes In a worker's hydration status. Further, a field-based study will be conducted to determine to what extent older workers differ in their work patterns and physiological response to work in the heat.

By the North with the North: Community Building in Northern Saskatchewan

This unique research project, undertaken by Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD) students, contributes significantly to our understanding of the North. The research focuses on community-based responses to rapid economic, social, and environmental changes and the development of the local capacity to respond. The analysis is collaborative, involving key stakeholders at the community and multi-community levels, and is informed by their values and interests.

Selenium removal from waste waters by electrochemical reduction

Because of the toxicity of selenium, its removal from waste water is a crucial treatment before discharging. Selenate (Se(VI)) and selenite (Se(IV)) are the most common species of Se in waste waters. There are many efficient methods for removal of selenite from wastewaters (e.g., ferrihydrite chemical co-precipitation, cementation, or adsorption) while the removal of selenate is difficult to achieve due to its high mobility, weak adsorption (to be co-precipitated), and kinetically slow reduction rate.

Mapping, geochemistry and mineralisation of the Laird Lake area, Red Lake, Ontario

Shear zone-hosted, or orogenic, gold deposits are a significant mineral resource in the Superior Province of Canada. This study will investigate the nature and genesis of gold mineralisation in the Red Lake area of the Uchi subprovince. Recent exploration by Bounty Gold Corp. has identified Au mineralisation in the Laird Lake area close to the giant deposits of Red lake. This study will characterise the nature and tectonic setting of the host rocks to the mineralisation in order to provide a framework for subsequent studies into the Au-bearing fluids themselves.

Thiosulphate Leaching of Silver Sulphide Ore in Cupric Medium

Most silver ore is present in form of silver sulphide in nature. Traditional method of silver leaching treats the ore using cyanide, similar to gold leaching. Cyanide leaching has raised more public concerns in the society, due to its potential hazard toward human as well as environment. Regions start to regulate or ban the usage of cyanide leaching worldwide, so alternative to cyanidation becomes essential. Thiosulphate leaching has been by far the most successful alternative, due to its low toxicity, low cost and relatively high efficiency among all options.

Anishanaabe Maamwaye Aki Kiigayewin; Indigenous Inclusion

Between government obligation and corporate social responsibilities, mining companies are experiencing a need to maintain positive corporate-Indigenous relations as they develop and implement impact benefit agreements in ‘consultation’ with First Nations..

An Economic Evaluation of processing route options for two gold bearing feed materials: Saprolite and Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Tailings

The suggested research for the Mitacs Accelerate Program is directed to be the final step in a series of previous investigations for maximizing gold extraction from the ASGM tailings and saprolite materials, retrieved from the Eldorado Gold`s Tocantinzinho project (“TZ”), looking to improve its economic results. The TZ project is located in an extensive ASGM province in Brazil.

A Review on the Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry Conference Series

We propose to investigate the evolution of sustainable development in the mineral extraction industry over the past 12 years. In 2003 the first Sustainable Developing in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI) conference was held where attending engineers, government officials, researchers, technical experts and non-governmental organizations, adopted the “Milos Declaration” which stated they as a community would develop and promote sustainable practices within the mineral extraction industry.

Socioeconomic benefits of the mineral exploration industry in BC

AME-BC as the voice of mineral exploration and development in BC is responsible for developing proper business climates for the mineral exploration industry. The purpose of this study is to support AME BC to achieve its goals through the provision of a clear picture of the socioeconomic benefits of the mineral exploration industry in British Columbia. This study estimates an independent and objective social and economic impact of the BC mining and mineral exploration industry.

Electrorefining of Manganese

Manganese is an important industrial metal used as an additive for production of various steels, non-ferrous alloys, electronic components and special chemicals. In order to get high purity (99.999%) manganese for advanced applications the electrorefining of manganese will be investigated. Electrorefining will be studied in an ammonium halide salt solution to minimize contamination of the manganese deposit. The electrorefining cell will be designed to have separate anolyte and catholyte compartments with an ion exchange membrane separator.