Environment

David Sanscartier

David Sanscartier, P.Eng, PhD, is an environmental engineer and has worked at SRC since 2012. He currently manages the remediation of 35 legacy Cold War-era uranium mine and exploration sites in northern Saskatchewan, as part of SRC's Project CLEANS team. David has 15 years of experience in environmental engineering, specifically in the fields of contaminated land remediation and environmental life cycle assessment. He spent five years in leadership roles in the Canadian Forces. David is fluent in both English and French.

Hongda Yuan

Hongda Yuan leads the Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory, which is part of SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories in the Environment Division. He obtained his M.Sc. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Saskatchewan and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo. Hongda is also an assessor with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation, and specializes in organics and toxicology test methods.

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.