ONTARIO – KINROSS GOLD CORP. of Toronto is creating the Kinross Professorship in Mining and Sustainability, in partnership with the Department of Mining Engineering at QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY in Kingston. The proposed new program will focus on two global concerns – the shortage of graduate mining engineers and long-term technical solutions to environmental and societal issues.
Kinross has committed $500,000 over the next five years to establish the professorship, which will receive additional funding from the Queen’s University Faculty of Applied Science. The professorship is a key step in Queen’s Applied Science’s strategy for addressing the needs and issues of the minerals sector through holistic approaches to undergraduate teaching, graduate study and research.
Dr. R. Anthony Hodge has been appointed to the Kinross Professorship in Mining and Sustainability. Hodge is one of Canada’s leading authorities on sustainable development in mining, and has accumulated an impressive list of credentials as a professional engineer and consultant to industry, an advisor to government, and an academic during the course of his distinguished career.
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