Harvey McLeod receives EIC Fellowship
December 13, 2016
Congratulations to Harvey McLeod for being awarded an Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Fellowship for excellence in engineering and services to the profession and to society.
Harvey was nominated by Wayne Carlson, Chair Canadian Dam Association (CDA) Awards Committee, and endorsed by Len Murray, President & CEO, Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., Dr. Kerry Rowe, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Queen’s University, and David Brett, Convenor of the Tailings sub-committee for the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) and International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) representative.
Each year the EIC recognizes up to 20 individuals for this prestigious award, and Harvey joins Bryan Watts and Alex Sy to the rank of EIC Fellows.
Harvey has over 40 years of experience in mine environment and water resource projects, spanning throughout Canada and internationally. He has worked on over 100 water/tailings storage dams and has carried out major studies for over 80 mining projects including some of the largest mining operations in the world. Harvey has been a leader in the evolution and development of mine waste management practices, and has been a leader in integrating socio-environmental responsibility with the engineered aspects of tailings and waste rock. He was Chair of the Tailings Technical Review sub-committee for B.C.’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, updating the province’s Mining Code to include the recommendations of the inquiry into the Mount Polley tailings spill, which has set a new standard for the safe management of tailings ponds.