The Directors of the KEGS Foundation are greatly appreciative of the strong support extended by the geophysics and exploration community across Canada for the Foundation and its scholarship program, which has enabled it to provide scholarships to more than 200 students from 18 universities since its inception in 1999.
This generous support by mining companies, service providers and individuals has totalled approximately $450,000 in that period, enabling the Foundation to build a significant endowment base as well to award 12-20 scholarships annually. This support has included major gifts by individuals and companies over this period, establishing a number of named endowed scholarships, notably:
Limion Scholarship (2001), which honours Heikki Limion, noted consulting geophysicist
KEGS Pioneers Scholarship (2003), which honours various notable Canadian exploration geophysicists
BCGS Scholarship (2005), funded by the BC Geophysical Society and its members in support of geophysics students in B.C.
GSC Pioneers Scholarship (2007), established to honour the pioneering geophysicists of the GSC
CGG Scholarship (2008), originally established by Fugro Airborne Surveys to support advances in airborne methods
WAMIC Geophysics Scholarship (2009), funded by transfer of existing WAMIC endowment, originally funded by WAMIC (Women's Association of Mining In Canada)
The KEGS Foundation also gratefully acknowledges additional contributions by numerous individuals and companies, including the following major gifts, donations, and sponsorships:
HudBay Minerals, major sponsor of the Lalor Symposium, to honour noted geophysicist Bob Frazer, who helped discover various orebodies in the Flin Flon VMS camp
Steers family members in support of the JESteers Bursary* (administered by the CMIEF)
We encourage further support by concerned members of the geophysical and exploration community to sustain the Foundation and its educational efforts, and welcome inquiries as to possible tax-advantaged donations via shares and bequests.
* sustaining multi-year donors
Thanks extended to those who presented, supported and participated in the recent mini-symposium organized by the Foundation ("Geophysical Smorgasbord: Recent Advances in Airborne and Ground Methods").