Ross J. Beaty

Ross Beaty

The Beaty Water Research Centre’s state of the art research facility at Queen’s University was made possible through a $5-million gift from Mr. Ross J. Beaty, a Queen’s parent. The facility includes an 8,000 square foot lab located in the Queen’s Innovation and Wellness Centre in Mitchell Hall.

Mr. Beaty is a geologist and an entrepreneur in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. He has won numerous awards including the:

  • 2007 Association of Mineral Exploration of B.C.’s Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration.
  • 2008 the Mining Person of the Year award from the Mining Association of B.C.
  • 2008 Natural Resources & Energy Entrepreneur of the Year, Award by Ernst & Young.
  • 2010 Viola MacMillan Award by the Prospector and Developers Association.
  • 2011 Mining Person of the Year by Canada’s Northern Miner newspaper.
  • 2014 CIM’s Vale Medal for Meritorious Contribution to Mining.
  • 2015 inducted to the Resource Hall of Fame.
  • 2016 Vancouver Aquarium’s North Medal for Ocean Conservation and the Alumni Award of Distinction from UBC’s School of Law.

Mr. Beaty received his undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from the University of British Columbia and a graduate degree from The Royal School of Mines.

New BWRC laboratory and office space
New BWRC outside view