DATE: October 12 & 13, 2022

Change is the new Normal

Don’t be left behind

Miners are in the unique position of striving to go “green” and exceed ESG standards while providing the resources for the rest of the world to reach net-zero. The pace of change in how we mine has been exponential but much more is still needed. Building on the success of our first Reimagine Mining symposium, this event will connect delegates with industry leaders on the forefront of these changes. Topics to be discussed include: ESG, Water Management, Automation, De-carbonization, Digitization, and the role of New Technologies. Interact with experts tackling mining’s big challenges and specialists who can shed light on how to implement these solutions.


Chris Kennedy

Director, Water, Teck Resources Ltd.
Chris is the Director, Water for Teck Resources Ltd. focused on water governance and water strategy, with a particular emphasis on identifying new water management approaches and technologies to enhance operational sustainability at Teck’s operations, development projects, and legacy sites. He has over 20 years of experience working in academia, mining finance, consulting, and another senior mining company. He is a registered professional geologist in British Columbia and Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Zoology from the University of Toronto (2000) and a Ph.D. in Microbial Geochemistry from the University of Toronto (2003).

Monique Simair, PhD, RPBio, EP

CEO & Principal Scientist, Maven Water & Environment
Dr. Monique Simair is recognized internationally as a disruptive technology innovator in the water treatment sector. A post-doctoral biogeochemist by training, she has developed semi-passive water treatment technologies that are used at mines globally. Some notable achievements include designing the first full-scale gravel bed bioreactor (GBBR) in operation at a mine in Canada and implementing the first constructed wetland treatment system (CWTS) demonstrations at mines in the Yukon and BC (operating since 2014). Monique has built two multimillion-dollar cleantech companies focussed on semi-passive mine water treatment (Contango Strategies, sold in 2018, and now Maven Water & Environment). Dr. Simair has been named as Canada’s 2021 Eco Impact Awardee by Eco Canada. She has also been named by Profit Magazine as one of Canada’s future entrepreneurial leaders, to Chatelaine’s W100 women entrepreneurs, the University of Saskatchewan Alumni of Influence, and multiple awards for technology innovation and leadership. She was also the youngest person appointed as an advisor to Canada’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Council, advising Canada’s Minister of Industry. In her spare time, Dr. Simair volunteers as an Adjunct Professor in environmental engineering and as a Mentor with Creative Destruction Labs.

A.J. MacDonald M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Vice President of Engineering, Integrated Sustainability
A.J. is the Vice President of Engineering at Integrated Sustainability, a specialist advisory and infrastructure delivery company. He is a versatile technical professional with specialties in water and wastewater management including sourcing from the environment, storage and containment, distribution and conveyance, and treatment facilities. His expertise includes extensive involvement in water management process and mechanical engineering with supporting skills in project management, package engineering, construction management, and commissioning. A.J.‘s professional experience includes over 15 years of engineering research and project delivery, in both the industrial and municipal sectors. His experience has spanned all phases of the mine life-cycle and all stages of project delivery including preliminary analysis, conceptual design, detailed design, construction, commissioning, and optimization of water and wastewater infrastructure in Canada and around the world.

Past Speakers

Tony Makuch

Tony Makuch

President and CEO
Kirkland Lake Gold

Don Duval


Luke Mahoney

Head of Technology and Innovation
Vale Base Metals

Daniela Dimitrov

Executive VP and CFO

Michelle Ash

CEO - Geovia
Dassault Systèmes

Sean Boyd

Vice Chairman and CEO
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

John Burzynski

Executive Chairman, CEO and Director
Osisko Mining Inc.

Rick Howes

President and CEO
Dundee Precious Metals

George Hemingway

Managing Partner and Head of Innovation Practice

Eira Thomas

President and CEO
Lucara Diamon Corp.

DATE: October 12-13, 2022

Global Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

CMJ Reimagine Mining

October 12-13, 2022

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