Class of 2012
Dr. Norman B. Keevil is Chairman of Teck Resources Ltd., and a man whose legacy in the mining industry will perhaps only be surpassed by the immeasurable contributions he has made to Canada and its citizens.
Dr. Keevil’s business acumen, vision and leadership have taken a small gold mining company in Ontario and Québec to being Canada’s largest, most diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company, and world leader in the production of copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, molybdenum, and specialty metals.
A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A. Sc.), the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.) and bestowed with an honorary LL.D. from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Keevil is a lifetime director of the Mining Association of Canada, and was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in January 2004.
Having built many a bridge between academic research and industry, Dr. Keevil’s contributions have provided others with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of geology and mineral development. Notably, the Norman B. Keevil Chair in Mineral Exploration at the University of British Columbia (UBC) serves to raise the level of research activity and profile of mineral exploration.
With a strong sense of community and culture, Dr. Keevil has been an avid supporter of programs designed to build stronger communities and support families including the new Children’s Hospital in Vancouver (Mining for Miracles Campaign) and Royal Ontario Museum.
With his induction into the Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, Dr. Keevil follows in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Norman B. Keevil O.C., who himself is a Companion of the Order.