Raglan Mine is a leader of sustainable development, working constantly towards improving its methods to reduce its environmental footprint. We know that decisions made today will have a bearing on the world tomorrow. This is why we make sustainable choices that will benefit future generations. We take pride in supporting research and development initiatives through research chairs specializing in this field of expertise. Here are some of our commitments in research and development :
Caribou Ungava is a large research program on the ecology and population dynamics of migratory caribou of the Quebec-Labrador peninsula in a context of climate change. It was launched in 2009 and is supervised by researchers of Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke and the ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs. Raglan Mine has provided financial support to this program ever since it was launched. It contributes to its advancement by offering free transport and lodging to researchers travelling to the region, but also by making several equipment and materials available to them.
Mining and Environment Research Institute
The Mining and Environment Research Institute – Institut de recherche en mines et en environnement (IRME) – is a research program, unique in Québec, that was launched jointly in 2013 by Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Polytechnique Montréal, in association with several partners in the mining industry, including Raglan Mine. This innovative partnership has a value of nearly $10 million spread over seven years; it is geared towards the completion of a cutting edge research programming and preparation of a highly skilled workforce.
Ice monitoring project
The Ice Monitoring Project's main objective is to identify the impacts of climate change on marine infrastructures as well as adjustment measures to be implemented to ensure the longevity of infrastructures and the safety of users. The project includes the participation of the communities of Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit, the Kativik Regional Government, the "Institut National de Recherche Scientifique", Trent University and the "Ministère des Transports du Québec".
- Study on the status of arctic char in lakes and Deception Bay, in collaboration with the Nunavik Research Center and the Makivik Corporation.
- Evaluation of invasive species in the ship ballasts, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.