BRIMM Appoints New Director

Mining Microbiome, Ore-Body Knowledge, Water Stewardship,

The Bradshaw Research Initiative for minerals and Mining (BRIMM) is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. John Steen, effective 16 July, 2020. Dr. Steen has been a member of BRIMM for over a year and served as the BRIMM Ambassador from the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering.

Dr. Steen is the EY Distinguished Scholar in Global Mining Futures and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mining Engineering. Dr. Steen is a leading scholar in the area of innovation and sustainable development in the resources sector. Prior to coming to UBC in 2019, he was the Head of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship department at the University of Queensland Business School.

We hope that you will join us in thanking Dr. Greg Dipple from the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, who served as the inaugural Director of BRIMM over the past five years.

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News

BRIMM’s Carbon Sequestration Project featured in MIT Technology Review

The article, titled A startup using minerals to draw down CO2 has scored funding—and its first buyer, features Heirloom Carbon Technologies, a new startup venture using carbon sequestration technology developed by Dr. Greg Dipple’s lab. This company is looking for buyers to help remove CO2 from the atmosphere and already has Stripe lined up to... Read more »

Novel selenium removal method developed for mine waste-water

BRIMM Researcher Sue Baldwin and co-authors Frank Nkansah-Boadu and Ido Hatam (both of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering) have discovered new bacterial species capable of reducing selenium and nitrate simultaneously. Selenium in mine-impacted water is often difficult to remove due to the presence of nitrate; this new method is able to overcome this... Read more »

Events

BRIMM at MICA 2022 Annual Conference and Innovation Showcase

BRIMM is excited to be a part of the First Annual Conference and Innovation Showcase Event for Canada’s MICA Network – the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator. We are in Toronto on November 15th and 16th, 2022.  For more information about the event, click here. With BRIMM being the BC-Yukon regional partner organization for the MICA... Read more »