CNIM is more than mine training.
Working with the Yukon Research Centre allows CNIM to create a direct link between researchers and industry, facilitating projects and development related to mining. This co-ordinated, holistic approach addresses specific northern challenges and opportunities in the mining industry, making it more sustainable, more environmentally aware, as well as fostering innovation.
CNIM works closely with the Yukon Research Centre (YRC) at Yukon College to address specific northern challenges and opportunities in the mining industry.
YRC‘s research staff create a multi-disciplinary and innovate, co-operative working environment. The Centre engages a wide range of experts in a number of fields of study.
With growing on-the-ground expertise, a cutting-edge laboratory facility in Whitehorse, and close co-operative work with other institutions, the YRC accesses some of the best and brightest minds engaging in applied northern research.
Applied research means working collaboratively with industry, developing local capacity and expertise to support community and economic development, training and education.
The goal is to help develop new and better practices that make mining sustainable, foster innovation and train highly qualified personnel.
Below are some of the highlighted projects:
Industrial Environment Restoration and Reclamation
- Heavy Metal removal with Bioremediation
- Hydrocarbon Bioremediation
- Metal uptake in northern constructed wetlands
- Reduction of contaminant build-up in recycled process water
Mine Technology, Adaptation and Innovation
- Borehole Drill Advancements
- Capacitive deionization in mine water recycling
- Drilling Hot Water Supply Heater and Pump
- Mining and Transportation Sectors Adapting to Climate Change
- Recovery of Fine Gold Concentrates
- Technology development for limitation of the contaminant build-up in recycled process water