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Groundbreaking mining innovation group names new boss

Mine remediation expert Nadia Mykytczuk heading up MIRARCO
Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk

Environmental biologist Nadia Mykytczuk has been named interim president-CEO of MIRARCO, effective June 25.

She replaces Jennifer Abols, who's taken a job with Alamos Gold as director of projects.

MIRARCO is the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corp., a non-for-profit entity for applied research in the mining industry. They are located in the Cliff Fielding building on the campus of Laurentian University.

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Mykytczuk is a world expert on bioleaching and mine remediation, a leading edge, environmentally-friendly method of cleaning up mine waste legacy sites.

“Nadia is a great fit for MIRARCO," said Abols in a statement. "She is very well respected in the mining industry and brings a depth of research and educational experience to the roles”.

While also providing support to the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University, Mykytczuk will continue her research in biomining and bioremediation while supporting and growing the applied research expertise and projects at MIRARCO.

“While we are sad to see Jennifer go, we are thrilled to have Nadia on board at MIRARCO," said MIRARCO board member Jonathan Goodman. "Her work on mine reclamation and bioleaching epitomizes everything that we stand for with respect to modern mining practices.”