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December 13, 2017: The Independent Research Association of New Zealand reported on O’Kane Consultants NZ Ltd.’s work with CRL Energy and the New Zealand Mine Environment Life Cycle Guide research programme on mussel shell biogeochemical reactors for mine site water treatment.

December 8, 2017: OKC is looking for junior engineers or geoscientists for both Saskatoon and Calgary. Learn more here!

November 17, 2017: OKC is looking for engineers for our Brisbane and Perth offices, as well as a geochemist. Learn more here!

November 29-30, 2017: Mike O’Kane is attending the 24th Annual British Columbia / Mining Environment Neutral Drainage (BC/MEND) Workshop in Vancouver.

November 25-29, 2017: Philippe Garneau helped to raise over $700,000 for the Cancer Council by participating in Mystery Box Rally 2017, a 2,500 km road trip in an unknown location in central Australia. Congratulations Phil!

 

November 19-23, 2017: OKC is presenting six papers and teaching a short course on the new INAP Global Cover System Design Technical Guidance Document at the 9th Australian Acid and Metalliferous Drainage Workshop in Burnie, Tasmania. Learn more here!

November 19, 2017: The new International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP) Global Cover System Design Technical Guidance Document is now available! OKC thanks INAP for the opportunity to develop an industry leading document, and is proud to be part of its production. Obtain a copy by contacting INAP or at the 9th Australian Acid and Metalliferous Drainage Workshop in Burnie, Tasmania, where Mike O’Kane and Josh Pearce are teaching An Introduction to INAP’s Global Cover System Design Technical Guidance Document on November 19. Register here!

November 9, 2017: Greg Meiers is presenting As Closure Approaches, Are you Preparing as Well as you Think You Are? at Enviromine-Srmining 2017: 5th International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining and 4th International Conference on Social Responsibility in Mining, in Santiago, Chile.

November 5-8, 2017: OKC is presenting three papers at Tailings and Mine Waste ’17 in Banff, Alberta. Learn more here!

October 23, 2017: OKC welcomes Nathan Taghizadeh! Mr. Taghizadeh joins the Brisbane office as a Junior Engineer / Drafter after completing a Diploma in Computer Aided Drawing and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. He brings to OKC experience in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and 12D, as well as in operational erosion and sediment control design and surface water management infrastructure design.

October 5, 2017: OKC is looking for a geochemist. Learn more here!

October 2, 2017: OKC welcomes Cindy Wiebe to the Saskatoon office! Ms. Wiebe brings over 25 years of experience to her role as Administrative Coordinator.

September 19, 2017: OKC welcomes our new Project Administrator Remya Ramakrishnan!  Remya, an experienced project manager with a degree in Information Technology, joins the OKC Saskatoon office.

September 11, 2017: OKC is presenting three papers at the AusIMM Institute New Zealand Branch Conference in Christchurch. Learn more here!

August 15, 2017: OKC Perth welcomes Pavel Petrov as a full time Graduate Engineer! Pavel has been working for OKC as a casual lab technologist while completing his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia.

June 29, 2017: OKC was a finalist in the Small Employer Category for the 2017 Mission: Zero Awards, an initiative by the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety to achieve zero workplace injuries. OKC had signed a Mission: Zero charter committing to making safety a priority in the workplace and has embraced safety culture as key to our continued success.

June 25-30, 2017: OKC is presenting three papers and co-author on two others at the 13th International Mine Water Association (IMWA) Conference in Lappeenranta, Finland. Learn more here!