TORONTO – Kinross Gold has announced its continuing support for a professorship at Queen’s University. The chair that the company established five years ago in mining and sustainability has been renamed the Kinross Professorship in Mining Health and Safety. Kinross’ support will amount to $625,000 over the next five year period.
The funding will support both undergraduate and graduate courses on mining health and safety; short courses on H&S for industrial practitioners; and development of educational materials.
“Health and safety is a foundation of responsible mining and is central to a successful mining culture. We believe this professorship will help to reinforce the critical importance of safety with a new generation of mining graduates, and will provide a valuable safety resource for the industry,” said James Crossland, executive VP of external relations and corporate responsibility at Kinross.
Learn more about Kinross at Kinross.com.