Lesley Warren

Lesley Warren

Company: University of Toronto

Job title: Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining


Dr. Lesley Warren leads the Lassonde Institute of Mining at the University of Toronto as Managing Director and Chief Principal Investigator. She has an internationally recognized track record of integrated geochemical and microbiological investigation. As a leading expert, she has partnered with numerous energy and mining industry companies, consortiums and governmental agencies around the globe. Dr. Warren’s work is breaking new ground and helping strengthen the mining industry today and into the future. As Chief Principal Investigator her research develops transformative industry advancements through emerging molecular biological techniques. Some of her current research projects with Vale, Syncrude, COSIA, Glencore and CSIRO Australia develop real-world solutions around bio-mines and bio-intelligent organisms for mining impacted water. Through leading-edge wastewater management innovations she is helping industry be more sustainable, efficient and cost effective. The Lassonde Institute of Mining is a global leader in interdisciplinary mining research and industry-academic partnerships. Linking world-renowned Principal Investigators from engineering, applied sciences, earth sciences, physics, finance, law and public policy the Lassonde Institute pioneers practical technologies. With world-class facilities, the Lassonde Institute provides unparalleled opportunities for students, researchers and the mining community and trains the future mining leaders of tomorrow.


What do we mean by stewardship? 9:19 am

Where are the collaboration opportunities? What approaches are being taken to water stewardship? What would stewardship mean from different perspectives?Read more

day: 29 September 2020

Better tools, better models, better stewardship 11:15 am

Opening the black box of water quality through multidisciplinary collaborative research Bio-mines and bio-intelligent organisms for mining impacted water Paving the way to a more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective future for the industryRead more

day: 30 September 2020