SUDBURY, Ont. – Ned Goodman and Terry MacGibbon will receive honorary doctorates from Laurentian University as part of the school’s 2019 spring convocation ceremonies June 4-7. The pair will be honoured for their remarkable careers, philanthropic contributions and ongoing efforts to strengthen mining education in Canada.
Both men have promoted Laurentian’s vision for comprehensive mining education, and the school is contributing much of its success to their support.
Over his five-decade-long career, Ned Goodman, founder of Dundee Corp., earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most astute and respected investors. A trained geologist, he financed many of the country’s most successful junior mining companies. He and his family have made multi-million dollar gifts to support healthcare and education. In 2012, the Goodman family made a transformational gift to support Laurentian’s excellence in mining related education, and created the Goodman School of Mines. Goodman is a member of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into both the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame.
Much like Goodman, Terry MacGibbon has been an important member of the Laurentian community and a driver of economic prosperity in the region and around the country. After retiring from Inco Ltd. (now Vale) with over 30 years of service, MacGibbon grew FNX Mining Company, then an obscure junior explorer, into a multi-billion dollar producer and one of the country’s greatest mining success stories. In 2010, he helped orchestrate a $1 million donation from FNX’s successor, Quadra FNX Mining Ltd., to support Laurentian’s then unnamed school of mines. MacGibbon made a further impact at Laurentian by chairing the university’s $65 million The Next 50 Campaign from 2011 to 2013. The funds raised and connections made under his leadership continue to support a wide array of institutional priorities. MacGibbon is a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and the recipient of many other prestigious industry awards.
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