SK invests in building a mining culture

May 27, 2015

Saskatchewan is investing heavily in mining research and technology. A recent article in the StarPhoenix highlighted the need in SK for what Engin Özberk, Executive Director of Saskatoon's International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), described as a mining culture. IMII recently received $1 M from Innovation SK to support research and development projects; its education and training panel is also working to reinvigorate mining engineering programs in the province. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is developing a Centre for Minerals Innovation, and the University of Saskatchewan's Global Institute of Water Security was recently awarded $1.8 M from Western Economic Diversification Canada to establish a research and testing facility to help develop and commercialize mine-waste cover systems. uSask News Release | StarPhoenix(Mining Culture) | StarPhoenix (Reclamation Centre) | Leader-Post