The University of British Columbia and Teck Resources Limited have partnered to create a new professorship and support lab-based research focused on mine tailings management. The professorship will focus on enhancing the safety and sustainability of tailings management through knowledge exchange and the development of innovative approaches to tailings storage facility design, operation, and closure. The investment will also fund undergraduate and graduate level research. Teck’s $2M endowment will be matched by UBC for a total investment of $4M. “There is a global shortage of educators in this field and an important opportunity to build capacity and knowledge retention around safe and responsible tailings management,” said UBC Faculty of Applied Science Dean James Olson.