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Meet the TerraShift Team

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Dr. Derek Apel P. Eng

Senior Associated Consultant

Ph.D. Mining Engineering

Dr. Apel is the Senior Associated Consultant of TerraShift. Derek has been a professor at the University of Alberta in the Mining Engineering department since 2008 and has 26 years of experience in the natural resources and mining industry throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. He has unique experience providing advice and recommendations to mine inspectors regarding pit design, permitting, regulations, and inspection.

Awards: Exceptional Engineering/Geoscience Project Award, awarded to team of engineers for design and construction of McArthur River uranium mine
Publications List

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Noah Alemu E.I.T.

Project Engineer

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Noah is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He has over 5 years of experience developing aggregates and other natural resources sites throughout Alberta on both public and private land with regulatory compliance and reclamation. Noah has unique knowledge of the processes necessary for obtaining exploration and material extraction permits, developing water sampling and monitoring programs, and conducting on-site environmental assessments. Noah has experience working with engineers, operators, government regulators, and landowners. Noah also has exceptional drafting, GIS, remote sensing, project management, reclamation planning, environmental surveying, web design and software development skills.

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Janeen Ogloza E.I.T.

Project Engineer

M.Sc. Mining Engineering

Janeen is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science in Mining Engineering focusing on tailings reclamation and environmental geotechnics. She has a wide range of mining knowledge and experience gathered working at coal mines in western Alberta, diamond mines in the Northwest Territories, and oil sands operations in northern Alberta. Janeen has been working in the sand and gravel industry developing aggregate sites around Alberta and aiding existing sites with regulatory compliance and reclamation.

Publications: "Measuring Actual Evaporation Rates from a Tailings Pond" - M.Sc. Thesis

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Paul Leveille E.I.T.

Project Engineer

M.Sc. Mining Engineering

Paul is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science in Mining Engineering focusing on rock mechanics and environmental geotechnics. He has a wide range of mining knowledge and experience working at strip mines in southern Saskatchewan, an open pit mine in British Columbia, and diamond mines in the Northwest Terriories. Paul has experience developing aggregate sites around Alberta and aiding existing sites with regulatory compliance and reclamation. Paul is skilled in GIS, drafting, mine planning, landform design, reclamation planning, surveying, material testing, programming, and web development.

Awards: APEGA Past Presidents Medal in Mining Engineering
Publications: "Rockbursting Potential of Kimberlite: A Case Study of Diavik Diamond Mine"

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Patrick Wong E.I.T.

Junior Engineer

B.Sc. Mining Engineering

Patrick is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and has worked with large scale oil sand mining operations as a mine planner. He is highly skilled in GIS, remote sensing, drafting, predisturbance assessments, mine planning, and programming.