A new teaching and research program at Queen’s University aims to facilitate the development of innovative approaches to help the competitive business realities of mining be in tune with the evolving values and expectations of society.
Kinross Gold Corporation is providing funding to establish the Kinross Professorship in Mining and Sustainability, through a commitment of $500,000 over the next five years, with additional funding to come from the Faculty of Applied Science at Queen’s.
“The mining industry needs more engineering graduates with the skills to meet the challenge of responsible mining,” said Tye Burt, president and CEO, Kinross. “That includes the ability to understand the expectations and aspirations of communities where we work and to find win-win approaches that support business objectives while also making a positive net contribution to the long-term economic and social well-being of the community.”
R. Anthony Hodge has been appointed to the professorship. He is one of Canada’s leading authorities on sustainable development in mining, with professional experience as an academic, a consultant to industry, and an advisor to government.