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OSSGA and CLRA Joint Rehabilitation Symposium - First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

March 15, 2017 at 10:19 AM

The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) and the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) are pleased to announce the

June 27-28, 2017, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

This year we present the opportunity for the mining and aggregate sectors to come together to compare rehabilitation techniques and innovations and help expand our knowledge and networking base.

Tuesday, June 27

The Symposium will showcase one day of technical presentations and posters, in addition to reclamation and student award presentations. As the birthplace of the CLRA in 1975, with excellent examples of rehabilitation to campus, the University of Guelph is the ideal location for the 2017 Symposium.

Wednesday, June 28

Local field trips will highlight successes in research and rehabilitation in the mining and aggregate sectors.


In an effort to keep costs low, the organizing committee is also seeking sponsorships. Your logo will be prominently displayed and your company fully acknowledged at the event. Please call our Treasurer Peter White to discuss sponsorship opportunities including sponsorship of events (1-416-236-8208).


Please contact Bryan Tisch or Ashlee Zelek if you are interested in presenting (including posters) or wish to submit presentation ideas. Abstracts are encouraged on a variety of topics, including but not limited to the reclamation and rehabilitation of mining, aggregate and brownfield sites. Please note that a paper is not required and presentations will be published as the Symposium Proceedings. Please include your name and complete contact information including address, phone and email address.

The deadline for submission is April 10, 2017.  


We will be presenting student awards for excellent oral and poster presentations. Please indicate with your Abstract submission if you would like to participate.


Nominations for both the industry and student bursary awards are being sought. For details about the awards and to submit your nomination, please visit the Ontario Chapter page of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association website here. This award was named after Tom Peters, a founding member of the CLRA and alumnus of the University of Guelph.


Room blocks have been reserved at the following locations:

Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre
50 Stone Rd W
Guelph, Ontario

Days Inn
185 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario

More reservation information will be available soon.

For more information please contact:

Bryan Tish
555 Booth Street, Room 259
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G1
Phone: 613-943-8746
Email: Bryan.tisch@canada.ca

Ashlee Zelek
Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
5720 Timberlea Blvd., Suite 103
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 4W2
Phone: 647-727-8778
Cell: 416-315-3916
Email: azelek@ossga.com