Other Events of Interest
BC MEND Metal Leaching/ARD Workshop
November 29-30, 2017
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
Vancouver, BC

The 2017 Annual BC MEND Metal Leaching and Acid Rock Drainage (ML/ARD) Workshop will be held November 29th and 30th at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre in Vancouver. The focus of the conference is on case studies and field results. Each year the conference brings together world leading researchers and practitioners to share their results and experiences and provide fresh insight into how we might improve practices, sustain environmental protection and expand the tool box.

BC MEND annually invites leading ML/ARD practitioners and researchers from BC, Canada and abroad to share their results and knowledge and provide fresh insight into how the tool box of technologies and practices can be improved and expanded upon. Presentations from past ML/ARD Workshops, including prediction (1996, 2000, 2003), risk assessment (1998), underwater disposal (1999; 2001), dry covers (2000, 2004, 2009), treatment (2002, 2007, 2010), tailings (2008) and mine workings (2006), are electronically available. Since 20111, multiple topics have been presented at workshops, including perspectives of First Nations and local community groups. The BC MEND Workshop is organized by Natural Resources Canada, the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and MEND, with support from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) and the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP).

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Restoration for Resilience: Ecological Restoration in the 21st Century
February 13-17, 2018
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC

Hosted by Society for Ecological Restoration – Western Canada, in partnership with the joint Ecological Restoration program of British Columbia Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University.

Resilience is a hot and challenging topic in scientific and social aspects of restoration and reclamation, resource management, and community planning. We are excited about this learning, networking, and trade show event for researchers and students, resource industries, government regulators and managers, consulting practitioners, Indigenous peoples, and community-based organizations.

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RFG 2018 | Resources for Future Genereations Conference
June 16 -21, 2018
08:00 – 17:00
Vancouver Convention Center 

The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG 2018), scheduled for June 16-21 2018, held at the Vancouver Convention Center, takes its theme from a new International Union of Geological Sciences initiative designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues. RFG 2018 is the first international conference focused on the resources that will be required for future generations. It will explore four vital themes: energy, minerals, water and the earth.

This International conference, themed around energy, minerals, water and the Earth, will include a Technical Program with plenary, oral and posters sessions, and pre and post conference workshops, short courses and field trips. The conference is expected to attract a slate of 4000-5000 delegates including those involved in research, resource development, and resource management.  The call for abstracts, workshops and short courses opens in February 2017. Please visit the conference web site for more details and to subscribe to updates (
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