Canadian Landmine Foundation Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:46:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lend Your Leg Laurier 2018 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:44:32 +0000 Help us commemorate International Landmine Awareness Day by taking part in Lend Your Leg Laurier on the WLU campus on March 21. Learn about the adverse effects landmines cause while showing solidarity with all survivors of landmines worldwide! The Foundation is a proud sponsor of the 2018 annual ‘Lend Your Leg Laurier’ day, as well […]]]> Demine Robotics to Begin Field Testing In Cambodia Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:37:51 +0000 How many lives could be saved if the dangerous work of demining was done by machines rather than people? Richard Yim and Christian Lee, two University of Waterloo graduates, have spent the last few years attempting to build a viable machine to remove landmines from the ground. Formerly known as the “Landmine Boys,” Yim and […]]]> The Dangers of Home Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:31:54 +0000 Thanks to the Ottawa Treaty, the number of anti-personnel mines laid around the world since 1997 is a tiny fraction of the number laid before the treaty. Most of the devices removed by demining organizations today were laid decades ago, yet in both Pakistan’s South Waziristan district and the Syrian city of Raqqa it is […]]]> Better to Blow Them Up? Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:02:43 +0000 New research suggests that defusing and removing landmines is less environmentally friendly than detonating them. A multi-institutional research team led by Scottish Professor Niamh Nic Daeid from the  University of Dundee  found that exploding landmines and other ordinance in situ can actually help clear contaminants like TNT from the soil. Although this finding seems counter-intuitive, the detonations fracture […]]]> Americans Reverse Course on Cluster Munitions Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:35:00 +0000 When the United States opted to not sign the Ottawa Treaty in 1997 it was because of, in the opinion of then-President Bill Clinton, an issue of American safety. Instead, the Americans promised a number of unilateral measures to bring the US into near compliance with the Treaty, including a ban on antipersonnel landmine exports. […]]]>