105 record(s) found with the tag "mining impacts" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Integrating Mine Legacies into Decision Making for Sustainability in the Northwest Territories: An assessment of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
Principal Investigator: Gingras, Nathalie
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The key question to be addresses is: how to improve the assessment, regulatory and associated decision-making processes in Canada to avoid negative mine legacies and build lasting net gains. The objective of this research is to identify ways to increase the likelihood of positive mine legacies, with a focus on sustainability-based environmental assessments. This research involves semi-structure...


Assessment of the condition of freshwater streams in the South Nahanni watershed
Principal Investigator: Steedman, Audrey
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The main objectives of this research project are to determine if macroinvertebrate community structure and composition is changing over time in freshwater streams in the South Nahanni watershed; and, to determine whether mining activities degrade the health of streams in the South Nahanni Watershed and define zones of degradation due to mining activities. These test sites are downstream of mines. ...


Oxidative Stress, DNA Damage and Bone Metabolism Disruption in Small Mammal Populations Exposed to Arsenic and Heavy Metals in Yellowknife, NWT: A Preliminary Study
Principal Investigator: Amuno, Solomon A
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The first objective of this preliminary study is to monitor in selected small mammal population, specifically the snowshoe hare population the effects of metal exposure on oxidative stress parameters as well as metalothionenin gene expression and genotoxicity (DNA damage and mutation induction). The second is to monitor effect of metal exposure on bone microstructure alterations, including biomark...


Corporate Social Responsibility: The mining company–aboriginal context
Principal Investigator: Mulholland, Ron
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to do a series of case studies on processes, lessons and outcomes from development partnerships starting with those local to the Sudbury mining camp, specifically with the Atikameksheng FN, Wanapitae FN and Sagamok FN. These will be based on multiple stakeholder interviews. Additional investigations will include the Lac Seul FN, the Ontario Métis Government (with D...


Phase III Environmental Site Assessments of Three Sites in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Elliot, Chris M
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The goal of this research project is to determine the current environmental and physical conditions at each site by gathering sufficient information to develop appropriate remediation or risk management strategies, and associated cost estimates. The project will involve the collection of various types of samples, such as soil, sediment, surface water, groundwater, waste rock, tailings, drum conten...


Plant communities along Bakers Creek NWT
Principal Investigator: Stevens, Kevin J
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The research team will conduct a comprehensive wetland plant community vegetation analysis along Bakers Creek with a focus on the lower stretch of the creek. In addition soil samples will be obtained for an assessment of soil dwelling fungal communities. The assessment will include emergent vegetation along riparian areas as well a floating leaved, free floating and submerged vegetation in the ...


Mining Compliance Process in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Lajoie, Martin
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objective is to examine compliance processes for mining regulation in the North and identify ways in which they can potentially be improved. The research team are six members of an Action Canada Task Force team, coming from various professions and backgrounds across Canada, interested in making a positive contribution to the policy theme: “Applying lessons from Canadian history in the developm...


Phase I/II/III ESAs and Risk Assessment
Principal Investigator: Hamilton, Melissa M
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The purpose of each Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is to determine the current environmental and physical conditions at each site to allow for the potential future development of the appropriate remediation or risk management strategies and costs. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts to all media including soil, sediment, surface water a...


Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada: Historical Consequences and Mitigation of Current Impacts
Principal Investigator: Sandlos, John K
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The research team will work closely with members of four NWT communities to identify the historical and continued impacts of abandoned mines adjacent to their communities. The research team will ask how mineral development impacted the social life, economic prospects and local environments of Northern communities throughout the twentieth century, considering carefully the connections between socia...


Geographic Information Science (GIS) as a Health Communication Tool for Consultation with Stakeholders in Environmental Assessment of the Nico Project in the Tlicho Region, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: McGetrick, Jennifer Ann
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The overall objective of the research is to evaluate the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a health communication tool for consultation with stakeholders in environmental assessment of the Nico Project in the Tlicho Region of the Northwest Territories. By documenting stakeholder's evaluation of GIS in the environmental assessment, the research will help to inform best practices and pr...


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