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Could microbes hold the key to more environmentally friendly mines? | The Northern Miner

Prof. Lesley Warren in The Norther Miner, January 9, 2017.   Geochemist and professor Lesley Warren (right) collects water samples for geochemical analyses from a waste deposit undergoing reclamation.

U of T to host the 2017 Canadian Mining Games

It’s more about networking than the competition While, at first glance, the Canadian Mining Games looks like a competition between universities and where students showcase all of the skills required by the mining industry, the unexpected value is in the networking and professional development of the participating students. The three-day event includes multiple opportunities to … Read More

Ancient microbes could offer insight on better mining wastewater strategies

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Wastewater from a mine doesn’t sound like a cozy habitat, but for untold numbers of microorganisms, it’s home sweet home. A new research project led by Professor Lesley Warren (CivE) will examine how these microbes make their living by studying their genes — an insight … Read More

Remembering Margaret and John Bahen

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. The University of Toronto has lost two remarkable alumni and supporters. Margaret and John Bahen (CivE 5T4) both passed away in November, within days of one another. The couple, who met at U of T and raised three children together, leave behind many friends and … Read More

Two U of T Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Professors Penney Gilbert (IBBME) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) have been named Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) in an announcement made today by federal science minister Kirsty Duncan at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. The two U of T Engineering researchers … Read More

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