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EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT

A DIVERSIFIED APPROACH
TO ENGINEERING'S

INNOVATIVE FUTURE
O

n April 9th, 1998, the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Centre,
(MIRARCO) opened its doors in Sudbury, Ontario. The organization was created and
led by Peter Kaiser, P. Eng, as a means to explore solutions to the mining industry's challenges
and as an environment to conduct applied research. MIRARCO, which operates as a unique
not-for-profit hybrid, has transformed itself to include research pertaining to mining and
innovation in five areas of expertise: Climate, Energy, Software, Rock Mechanics, and Safety.
Operating globally, MIRARCO develops their people and innovates tools needed to plan and
design the mines of the future, which conserve environmental integrity and produce sustainable
communities.
The driving force behind MIRARCO's success and achievements is its dedicated workforce
made up of experienced professionals and students at all levels of post-secondary education.
Since the organization is solely owned by Laurentian University, it provides an environment
where academia and industry collaborate, offering engineering students the opportunity to
jumpstart their careers before they've even graduated. MIRARCO hires graduate students to
conduct applied research, providing them with firsthand experience they wouldn't receive
otherwise.
Our students face real challenges and situations to discover what it takes to be successful in
their sector. MIRARCO offers a unique opportunity to the next generation of engineers. There
is no textbook that can prepare them for the emotional and physical experience of plunging
thousands of feet underground into the Earth to execute rock stress tests. There is also no
textbook that can explain the excitement they'll feel when they see their research come to life
before their eyes.
MIRARCO also promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity
employer, MIRARCO is proud to employ people of all cultures, ages, and backgrounds to
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