Heather Kaminsky, P.Eng., PhD
Dr. Heather Kaminsky, P.Eng., is the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada industrial research chair for colleges in oil sands tailings management. She has a doctorate and co-op bachelor of science in materials engineering and has more than 10 years of expertise post-graduation in advanced ore characterization, fundamentals of tailings, water treatment, and the impact of clay minerals on oil extraction and tailings. Dr. Kaminsky has a passion for clays and tailings and is working toward solving tailings as an issue for the oilsands industry. In 2019, she was selected as a SheInnovator in Alberta in recognition of her work on solving complex challenges in our province.