Janice Zinck is a Director of Green Mining Innovation at CanmetMINING, a research, development and innovation arm of Natural Resources Canada. Ms. Zinck has over twenty-five years’ experience in the leadership of multidisciplinary programs to address mineral resource development-related to environmental and processing challenges. She has been involved in many national and international multi-stakeholder initiatives where she has developed strategic priorities, partnerships and collaborations. She was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s Green Mining Initiative and more recently the national program on rare earth elements and chromite development in Canada, and the new Mining Value from Waste initiative.
She is presently the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and has served on the board of the Canadian Mineral Processors, the Metallurgical Society and CIM’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Society. She is currently is a board director for MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) and a member of Ryerson University Dean’s Advisory Council (Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science
). She a CIM Fellow and a past CIM Distinguished Lecturer. She was profiled as one of eighteen ‘Women of Impact in Canada’s Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Industry’ and more recently by the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology as a “Superhero of Industry – Lady Chromite”.
Ms. Zinck has undergraduate degrees in geology and chemistry, and master’s degree in metallurgical engineering. She holds two patents, has published extensively and presented widely on aspects relating to mineral/metallurgical processing and environmental management.