Sustainability-Led Integrated Centres of Excellence (SLICE)

SLICE is a solution-oriented applied research centre—advancing sustainable resource management with a full life-cycle lens on economic activities in Saskatchewan’s energy and resources, manufacturing, agriculture and forestry sectors. By working with SLICE, industry and community partners can capture new opportunities, solve everyday problems and realize economic, social and environmental benefits.

SLICE’s collaborative approach brings together the expertise needed to address complex issues related to sustainability. SLICE is based in the School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing and the School of Natural Resources and Built Environment.

Energy Resources

By partnering with SLICE, industry can tap into our unique expertise and resources to advance the development and adaptation of technologies toward sustainable resource optimization within the circular economy.  The circular economy prioritizes the reuse, recycling and upcycling of materials and resources to minimize waste and promote sustainability through innovation and wise practices. SLICE creates solutions and provides learning and training opportunities that have environmental, economic, financial and social benefits.

This soil reclamation project resulted in two great collaborations with industry partners, provided applied research experience for several students and resulted in very meaningful and unexpected project results.” Dave Halstead, SLICE research chair, School of Natural Resources & Built Environment

Robin Smith, PhD

Academic Chair - Applied Research Operations
School of Mining, Energy & Manufacturing | School of Natural Resources & Built Environment