Environment

Michael Bendzsak

Michael is a Registered Professional Forester and Research Scientist in SRC’s Environment Division. He has over 20 years’ experience in forest renewal and is best known for his work in silviculture, forest management and applied forest research. His interest in forest renewal has recently expanded to forest reclamation with an emphasis on long-term indicators of soil productivity/fertility. This work is the focus of his PhD candidacy in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Elizaveta Petelina

Elizaveta Petelina is an Environmental Remediation Specialist at SRC. Liza's work focuses on the science behind remediating legacy uranium mine sites in northern Saskatchewan. She has worked with northern Elders, leaders and youth to develop a revegetation program to restore the former mine sites to a more natural state.

Thomas Lavergne

Thomas Lavergne joined SRC in 2015, as the first participant in SRC's Aboriginal Mentorship Program . Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Thomas joined SRC's Environmental Remediation team in a full-time capacity. His focus with the group is environmental monitoring and assessment.

Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson is the Remediation Manager in SRC's Environment Division. He leads an inter-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and support staff tasked with the remediation of 37 former Cold War legacy uranium mine and mill sites. Ian has a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Royal Roads University, and has previously served as Regional Manager at Quantum Murray LP, and as a Project Scientist with both SNC-Lavalin Environment and O’Connor Associates (Parsons). Ian has more than 14 years of environmental remediation experience and has successfully managed more than 200 remediation and site d

Patty Ogilvie-Evans

Patty joined SRC and the Environmental Remediation team in 2014, and works on the Project CLEANS (Cleanup of Abandoned Northern Sites) team. Using historical information, Patty helps to determine and understand the underground workings of the abandoned legacy sites, and how they impact the remediation projects.

Jeff Zimmer

Jeff Zimmer is the manager of SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories in the Environment division. He has previously served as Senior Supervisor of the Inorganics and Radiochemistry Laboratories, Supervisor of Inorganics Laboratory, and Supervisor of Quality Control and Quality Assurance at the lab. In addition to laboratory supervision and quality control, he has 6 years of experience in radiation safety.

Jeff Lettvenuk

Jeff Lettvenuk is the GIS Lead, Environment Division, at SRC and is a GIS and application development specialist with 30 years of professional design and programming experience in the natural resource sector. Along with technical leadership, his primary responsibilities at SRC include UAV image acquisition, GIS and data management services for research initiatives, including forestry, landscape ecology, water sciences and mining.

Dave Chorney

Dave Chorney is a Senior Technologist at SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories and the Facility Administrator for SRC's SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear research reactor. Dave started at SRC in 1980 after graduating from the Chemical Technology Program at the Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic). His fields of expertise include radiochemistry and nuclear reactors, which were honed in the lab. In 1987, he undertook training to become a certified operator of the SLOWPOKE-2 and in the same year, was granted his operating license.

Jenna Smith-Windsor

Jenna Smith-Windsor is a lead technologist at SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories. She specializes in radiochemistry and is a licensed operator of the SLOWPOKE-2 reactor. She has been a member of SRC’s OH&S committee for over a year and encourages others to be proactive in safety at work, as well as at home.