From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

November 30, 2021
written by Brook Thalgott
Dr. Jack Zhang and his team of mineral processing and rare earth experts are making waves in industry with their innovative approach to developing processes for ore beneficiation, separation and hydrometallurgy. Learn more about how Zhang built his mineral processing team from the ground up and what's next for rare earths. Read on.
November 23, 2021
written by Brook Thalgott
Learn how one SRC employee tested her home for radon and what she did when her result came back higher than Health Canada's safe home radon level.
November 16, 2021
written by Ian Wilson
For mining and energy companies, community engagement is an important component of many projects and sites, from exploration through operation to remediation. Learn why local trust and project understanding are key to successfully working with communities across the life of a project.
October 27, 2021
Potash solution mining is used for extracting ore from deep underground, but unlike conventional mining, operators don't have direct access to the potash bed to analyze the geology. This is where SRC's industrial computed tomography (CT) scanner comes in. Learn how CT scanning can help mines better understand their deposits.
September 07, 2021
written by Brook Thalgott
Petro Nakutnyy is the Director of Operations for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and In-Situ Processes in SRC's Energy Division. He’s seen how the oil and gas industry has evolved, especially over the last decade. Learn more about how his team is helping ready the industry for a net-zero future.
September 02, 2021
written by Erin Shawaga
A societal shift toward mitigating climate change has led industry to take on how to continue providing energy to support our lifestyles and economies without generating greenhouse gas emissions that come from fossil fuel-sourced energy. Learn how Lesley McGilp and her team are tackling this challenge head-on.
August 24, 2021
written by Erin Shawaga
Jeff Zimmer manages SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories and has been with SRC for 36 years. The lab analyzes a variety of air, water and soil samples from all over the country. Learn more about the lab’s evolution and why Jeff built his decades-long career at SRC. Read on.
August 17, 2021
written by Rebecca Gotto
Recent concerns over the potential for lead in drinking water have been raised in various municipalities throughout Canada and work must be done to ensure that all residents have access to safe, clean drinking water. Learn more about testing your water for lead.
August 06, 2021
written by Brook Thalgott
Summer on the Prairies can be an amazing time for weather watching. The summer months can bring everything: thunderstorms, floods, hail and tornadoes. Whether you’re a dedicated storm chaser or a casual observer, there can be a lot to see. Read on.
June 29, 2021
written by Rebecca Gotto
In March 2020, employees across the world packed up their office belongings for what we all thought would be a few weeks of remote work to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Get a first-hand account of how one employee at SRC took what she learned about working safely in the office and applied it to her new home office.
June 22, 2021
written by Suzanne Johnston
SRC hosted a panel event with four industry experts for a discussion about the progression of historic mining practices—the legacy issues we face today and what we may face tomorrow, and what sustainability really means. Read part two of the discussion.