CIM Saskatoon Environmental Safety Night

  • Dates:
    Feb 18, 2016
  • Hours:
    From 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location:
    Sheraton Cavalier
  • Event Type:
    Technical Presentation

Contact Information

Tara Stratton
CIM Administrator
306 933 5644
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Speaker Bio

Monique Haakensen, PhD, RPBio, PBiol, EP | President & Principal Scientist

Monique holds a PhD in applied microbiology, and a post-doc in environmental microbiology and biogeochemistry.  She has worked on mine closure plans and passive treatment systems such as constructed wetlands for more than a dozen mines at various stages of operation including exploration, active, closed and abandoned.  Since founding Contango in 2010, she has grown the company into a thriving environmental firm with laboratories and treatability testing centre, complete with treatment wetland pilot-scale facilities.  As a result, she has been named one of Canada’s future entrepreneurial leaders by Profit Magazine (2011), and to their W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs (2015).  Outside of her business activities, Dr. Haakensen serves as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan and also in Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University (South Carolina).  She previously served as an Academic lead for the University of the Arctic.  In 2014, Dr. Haakensen became the youngest person ever appointed to Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council, providing the federal government with confidential, evidence-based advice on key issues that affect Canadian society and our economic development.


Innovations in mine water treatment, reclamation, and closure planning

Mine closure planning has been trending toward requiring passive and “walk away” solutions for water treatment.  Questions that arise include what form this would take, whether it is even truly possible, and what types of information are useful to address these questions and develop the associated mine closure plan.  This presentation will discuss innovations and advancements in the state of knowledge in passive treatment of mining-impacted water.  Technologies will be discussed with example applications of treatment wetlands, environmental microbial profiling, and genomics in mining operations in Northern Canada and around the world.

Important Information & RSVP

Those planning to attend the CIM Saskatoon Environmental Safety Night are asked to register online .  

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NOTE:  This event invitation will close at NOON on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – no exceptions as this event will be sold out.  If in fact there is space and you decide to just show up the door ticket price is $40 (no exceptions). 
The CIM Saskatoon Membership is now due, click here to renew online now.
Annual membership dues are $30 (to be paid online prior to the first meeting you attend) and a technical meeting fee of $30 will also be charged to cover the cost of the meal; students pay $10 per attendee.

Tara Stratton
CIM Saskatoon Administrator
Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

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