Mission and vision
The MOST facility was created to bridge the critical gap between small scale (e.g. soil cores), typically unrepresentative lab experiments, and complex, time consuming and costly large scale constructed hillslopes. It is created with significant financial and in-kind support from the Federal Government through their Western Economic Diversification program, and the University of Saskatchewan. Our founding industry partner include O’Kane Consultants who are considered as an international leader in providing mine reclamation solutions.
To help industry improve reclamation cover system design success, improve risk mitigation at their permanent installations, troubleshoot problems in design, reduce cost and increase accuracy of environmental impact assessment.
To be a research facility for development and commercialization of innovative mine waste cover system designs and reclamation strategies.
Who we are
- Jeffrey McDonnell – Hillslope Hydrology
- Lee Barbour – Cover Engineering
- Jim Hendry – Geochemical Engineering
- Andrew Ireson (upcoming; alumnus of Imperial College London) – Numerical Modeling
- Mike O’Kane (industry partner and an international leader in Mine Reclamation)
- Jeffrey McDonnell, Director
- Veva McDonnell, Business Development
- Cody Millar, Lab Manager / Technical Lead
- Phani Adapa, Research Facilitation