TORONTO - Terry MacGibbon, formerly of Inco, founder of FNX Mining and chairman of Quadra FNX Mining, has accepted the responsibilities of chairing the Next 50 Campaign at Laurentian University. To date the campaign has raised $39 million of its $50 million goal.
"I am honoured to accept this important position and to be a part of the development of a university that I believe is on the cusp of greatness," said MacGibbon. "Laurentian's bold plans for the future speak to its desire to set the pace for educational excellence in Canada, and projects like the newly-announced Laurentian School of Mines and the Laurentian School of Architecture will surely attract some of the country's brightest, most ambitious young minds."
Paul Blythe, Quadra FNX president and CEO, amounted a $1 million gift to the university from Quadra FNX. He said: "Terry's passion for the North and Laurentian is contagious, and Quadra FNX is excited to invest in an institution that is set in one of the world's great mining camps, and that will play a vital role in developing the qualified professionals needed to sustain and grow our industry."
"The purpose of the Next 50 Campaign," said Laurentian University director of development and campaign director Tracy MacLeod, "is to ensure that Laurentian can continue to drive creativity, innovation and prosperity, and there are few individuals who have embodied the spirit of this campaign as fully as Terry has over the course of his remarkable career. He has been a long-time supporter of Laurentian and its students, and so we are absolutely thrilled to have him on board."
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