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Carol Odell

PhD
Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Carol Odell
Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2004 - 2010
Thesis: Integrating Community Health and Wellbeing Objectives in Mine Design and Management in the Peruvian Andes
Degrees: B. Sc. (Hons) University of Durham, England, M.A.Sc (2004) University of British Columbia
Committee Members:
  • Dr. Tim McDaniels, Professor, Resource Management and Environmental Studies
  • Dr. Bern Klein, Head of Department of Mining Engineering
  • Dr. Dirk van Zyll, Professor of Mining Engineering
  • Research carried out in cooperation with The Mountain Institute (Andes) and the RROLVAA - a network of environmental groups in Ancash, Peru.

Awards & Scholarships

  • 2007-2008 Pacific Leaders Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 2007-2008 University Graduate Fellowship
  • 2006-2007 IDRC Doctoral Award Recipient
  • 2006-2007 University Graduate Fellowship
  • 2004-2008 CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Fellowship
  • 2003-2004 Kitsault Community Scholarship
  • 2002-2003 Kitsault Community Scholarship
  • 2001-2002 Cy and Emerald Keyes Scholarship
  • 1990-1992 Leverhulme Study Abroad Scholarship

Internship Positions

  • Municipalities of Dos de Mayo and Huamalies, Peru. Supervised by Dr. Malcolm Scoble. Internship involves assisting municipalities with capacity building in environmental and social aspects of mining, improving relationships with local mining companies, reviewing environmental documentation provided by mining companies and developing proposals for joint initiatives between municipal governments and mining companies in environmental protection and sustainable development

Biography

Carol is currently working as a senior manager for Monkey Forest Consulting and leads the company’s human-resources practice from her home base in Lima, Peru.

Publications

Refereed Publications

Odell, C., Scoble, M. (Submitted) Social indicators for mining in Ancash, Peru: combining community objectives, technical considerations and community relations insight to design a practical framework in proceedings of the Canadian Institute of Mining Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 9th-12th, 2010, Vancouver, Canada and and Can Inst Min Metall Petr Journal, Montreal.)

Odell, C. (Accepted) The changing landscape of incentives for corrupt practice in Latin American mining: Opportunities and threats for corporate social responsibility and social value creation in Sagebien, J. And Lindsay, N. (Eds) (Working Title) Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Ecosystems: Emerging Patterns in the Stakeholder Relationships of Canadian Mining Companies Operating in Latin America , Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series.

Odell, C., Scoble, M. And Recharte, J. (Accepted) Improving socio-environmental outcomes at Andean mines International Journal of Mining Reclamation and Environment.

Odell, C. and Scoble, M. (2005) Tools for the integration of sustainability into the mine design process in Proceedings of the Application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry conference, Tucson AZ. March 30th – April 1st, 2005 pp. 421-430. (MASc Work)

Non-refereed Publications

Odell, C, Scoble, M. and Recharte, J (2007) Indicadores de Sostenibilidad Socio-Ambiental en Comunidades Aledañas a Minas.(Indicators of socio-environmental sustainability in mine-neighbouring communities – In Spanish), Published on the Mountain Institute Website.

Odell, C. and Silva, A.C. Explorer’s on the Front Line, article submitted to the Canadian Institute of Mining Magazine, expected publication May, 2007 (Submitted).

Odell, C. and Silva, A.C. (2006) Mining Exploration, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Untangling the Facts, Seeking Solutions, paper submitted to the Canadian Round Tables on Corporate Social Responsibility presented November 14th, 2006, published on the Canadian Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade website and on the PDAC website at www.pdac.ca

Odell Research and Consulting, (2006) Mining Exploration, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Untangling the Facts, Seeking Solutions, unpublished document for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada p. 117

Placer Dome Dominicana Incorporated (2005) Social Impact Assessment of the Pueblo Viejo Mine, Dominican Republic, submitted the Government of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo (Significant contributor to the writing of this report).


Satterfield, T, Gibson, G. and Odell, C. (2004) Untangling Tools for the Social Assessor: “No One Size Fits All”, Vancouver, B.C: University of British Columbia pp. 1-221.

Courses:
Costa, S., Odell, C. and Hinton J. (2005) It is not over when it is closed: mine closure and reclamation planning, Vancouver, BC: Bridge Program.

Odell, C. (2006) Impacto Social de la Mineria (Social Impacts of Mining) Course given at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, August, 2006.

Conference Presentations:
Odell C, and Scoble M. (2010) Social indicators for mining in Ancash, Peru: combining community objectives, technical considerations and community relations insight to design a practical framework, presented at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 11th, 2010, Vancouver, Canada.

Silva, A.C., Odell, C., MacDonald, G. and Ford, C. (2010) Building community relations and community development strategies from the ground up: A case study of the Inmet Mining/Monkey Forest experience in a complex socio-political context, presented at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 11th, 2010, Vancouver, Canada.

Silva, A.C., Odell, C., MacDonald, G. and Ford, C. (2010) Building community relations and community development strategies from the ground up: A case study of the Inmet Mining/Monkey Forest experience in a complex socio-political context. Presented at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, March 9th, 2010, Toronto, Canada.

Odell C. (2009) Private Interests and Political Influence: The Realities and Perception of Corrupt Practices in Mining in Latin America, presented at the IDRC workshop on Mining and CSR in Latin America, October 23-25th, 2009, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC.

Odell C. and Silva, A.C. (2007) Mining Exploration, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Untangling the Facts, Seeking Solutions, presentation given at the PDAC Mining Exploration and CSR workshop, Toronto, March 2-4th, 2007

Odell, C., Scoble, S. Pablo Chaupis, J. and Munoz, H. (2006) Capacity building at Andean mine-impacted municipalities presentation given at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Mineralogy and Petroleum Engineering Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. May 15th, 2006 (related to Bridge Internship)

Odell, C., Scoble, S. and Ebrahimi, A. (2003) Integration of Sustainability into the Mine Design Process presentation given at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Mineralogy and Petroleum Engineering Annual General Meeting, Montreal, Q.C. April 30th – May 4th, 2003. (MASc Work)

Odell, C., Gibson, G. and Scoble, M. (2003) Tools for Stakeholder Communication in mine Exploration: A Peruvian Case Study presentation given at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Mineralogy and Petroleum Engineering Annual General Meeting, Montreal, Q.C. April 30th – May 4th, 2003. (Other Research)

Hinton, J. and Odell, C. (2002) Innovations in Mine Closure presentation given at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Mineralogy and Petroleum Engineering Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. May 2nd- 7th 2002. (Other Research)

Other Presentations:
Odell, C. (2005) Mining and Sustainability: The Case of the Huanzala Mine (Mineria y Sostenibilidad: El Caso de la mina Huanzala) workshop with the government of the Municipality of Dos de Mayo in the Peruvian Andes in September 2005.

Odell, C., Gibson, G., Hinton, J., Veiga, M. (2002) Mining and Community Relationships presentation given at the CERM3 workshop in UBC downtown Campus, Vancouver in September 2002.

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