Thomas Lavergne, an Associate Environmental Engineer-in-Training in SRC's Environment Division, is among 30 other young Canadian professionals who have earned a spot in Corporate Knights' Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability listing for leading positive change in their workplace and community .
At SRC, Thomas works with a team of other professionals to cleanup 37 abandoned uranium mine sites in northern Saskatchewan. With the goal of improving environmental conditions at these sites, the remediation supports safe, future use by residents for traditional purposes, hunting and fishing.
Thomas has a passion for making the world a more sustainable place and encourages others to do the same.
As a former participant of SRC’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program, he now assists in facilitating the program by coaching students through hands-on work experience. He has led the development of the Student Environmental Monitoring Program, which encourages Indigenous youth living in remote communities to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. In three short years, the Student Environmental Monitoring Program has made real-life impacts on 14 young adults, inspiring students to learn more in the field and highlighting the relationship between natural spaces and the health of local communities.
Corporate Knights is a magazine that promotes responsible business practices. This is the fourth year Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability has been published, with Thomas being the third Saskatchewan resident to make the roster. Learn more about the initiative.