Chairman of Teck Resources Limited honoured by Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur Of The Year®
VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Ernst & Young is proud to honour Dr.
Norman B. Keevil, Chairman of Teck Resources Limited, with the
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Pacific Lifetime Achievement award for his significant contributions to BC's business community. He will
receive the honour at the Vancouver gala on October 4.
"Ernst & Young's Lifetime Achievement award was made for business
leaders like Dr. Norman B. Keevil," says Ron Voyer, Pacific Director of
Entrepreneur Of The Year. "Dr. Keevil's outstanding entrepreneurial
achievements and leadership have left a lasting impact on Canada's
Dr. Keevil's entrepreneurial drive has grown Teck from a few small gold
mines in Ontario and Quebec to a company with operations across Canada
and, in more recent years, in Australia, Chile, Peru and the United
States. Teck is now the world's largest zinc producer.
"Dr. Keevil's business achievements are matched only by his community
involvement," says Voyer. "His contributions to education are an
inspiration and example to the next generation of entrepreneurs."
Dr. Keevil is an ongoing supporter of the Mineral Deposits Research Unit
at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as the founder of
the Norman B. Keevil Chair in Mineral Exploration at UBC, the Teck
Chair in Exploration Geophysics at the University of Toronto, and a
scholarship fund at the University of Western Ontario.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Lifetime Achievement award is
about more than just recognition. It's about moral philanthropy. It
celebrates the kind of public mentorship needed to continually renew
Canada's business ecosystem by spotlighting business and community
leadership at the highest level.
About Ernst & Young's Lifetime Achievement award
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious
business award for entrepreneurs. It honours the visionary Canadians
who innovate, create jobs, generate wealth and invest in the well-being
of communities from coast to coast. In addition to naming industry and
specialty category winners and the overall regional Entrepreneur Of The
Year, Ernst & Young presents a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award
honours a distinguished, renowned business leader who, during their
lifetime, has made a lasting impact on Canadian business and the
Former Pacific recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Peter M. Brown (2010), Robert Lee (2008), Dr. John MacDonald
(2006), William L. Sauder (2004), Milton Wong (2002), Joseph Segal
(2001), and Jim Pattison (2000).
For a complete list of Entrepreneur Of The Year category finalists for
the Pacific Region and our programs in Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and
Atlantic and regional gala dates, please visit ey.com/ca/EOY.
For ticket information about the Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Awards
Gala, please contact Sandie Atkinson at 604 643 5486 or email@example.com.
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This year's national program sponsors are National Post, La Presse and RDI.
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