The Institute collaborates in a way that is inclusive and multi-disciplinary. We enlist an expansive roster of experience with integrated resource management and effective governance processes. Each of the Institute coalition members offers a distinguished pool of expertise, experience and commitment:
University of British Columbia (UBC)
UBC has a strong track record in the field of sustainable, socially responsible mining, and is committed to education and research in all aspects of mining with a focus on improving the industry for future generations. Through the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (NBK), UBC emphasizes sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. NBK faculty, staff and students undertake research in all aspects of mining in order to study and improve the industry for future generations.
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
SFU Beedie School of Business is recognized for its focus on globalization and emerging markets, innovation and technology, sustainability and governance, and capital and risk management. Through the Responsible Minerals Sector Initiative (RMSI), the Beedie School of Business unites people from around the world with diverse perspectives and experiences to discuss responsibility and sustainability in the mining sector. Participants represent communities, companies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and governments in an effort to exchange insights and concepts, develop strategies and tools, and build networks and relationships for effective leadership and responsible management in the mineral sector. SFU is committed to identifying community needs, and to working with government and industry to ensure long-term economic and environmental sustainability are created.
École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM)
EPM is one of Canada’s leading engineering teaching and research institutions. It houses the Research Center on Water Treatment for drinking water and wastewater, and the Research Centre in Process Engineering. EPM’s contribution to CIRDI is experience building educational capacity in developing countries. It is committed to the values that guide the Institute, including sensitivity to gender equity, alignment with priority needs of developing countries, and sustainability.