July 7, 2023

Leadership Experience in Science, Technology and Innovation added to REIA Advisory Board

The Rare Earth Industry Association (“REIA” or the “Association”) is pleased to report that Janice Zinck has become a member of the Advisory Board of the Association.

Ms. Zinck is currently the Executive Director for Geoscience and Mines, in the Government of Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources and Renewables. She previously held roles as Director for Critical Minerals & Strategic Resources at Natural Resources Canada, and Director for Green Mining Innovation at CanmetMINING within Natural Resources Canada.

Ms. Zinck has an extensive experience of more than 25 years in leadership of multidisciplinary programs to address mineral-resource development, with a focus on environmental and processing challenges. She has been involved in national and international initiatives where she developed strategic priorities, partnerships, and collaborations. Ms. Zinck played a key role in the creation of the Green Mining Initiative of Canada, the Canadian Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals R&D programs, and the Mining Value from Waste program.

Ms. Zinck previously served on REIA’s Board of Directors and is a past President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). She is currently President of MetSoc (the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM), is Chair of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, and is President of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences.
Dr. Badrinath Veluri, President of REIA, commented, “Janice was an active and effective member of our Board of Directors and has been an excellent contributor to REIA since our earliest days. I am delighted that she has agreed to continue supporting the Association and its initiatives, as a member of our Advisory Board”.

Ms. Zinck is a CIM Fellow and a past CIM Distinguished Lecturer. She has undergraduate degrees in geology and chemistry and a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering. She holds two patents and has published extensively and presented widely on aspects of mineral/metallurgical processing and environmental management.

About the Rare Earth Industry Association

The Rare Earth Industry Association (“REIA” or the “Association”) is a global, Belgium-based not-for-profit organization founded in 2019. REIA’s mission is to serve, promote and advance the sustainable development of the global rare-earth-element (“REE”) value chain. The Association’s more than 75 members are drawn from across the entire REE value chain, including public and private companies, research and academic institutions, government entities, policy makers and other stakeholders. REIA is currently developing a framework and guidelines to help standardize ESG reporting accepted by upstream, midstream and downstream participants. The Association provides its members with a platform for networking and benchmarking; for making their voice heard by policy makers, regulators and other key stakeholders; for finding potential partners and collaborators; for accessing and sharing data, information and best practices; and gaining visibility and highlighting their engagement towards a more sustainable supply chain.

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