We are proud of our involvement in professional associations, current research, educational sponsorships and charitable donations. By managing a sustainable and successful business, we give back to help build a better world.
For Our Community
Our charitable donations are primarily driven by our employees. We believe that by donating to causes that our employees are passionate about, we reinforce our value of “people first” at work and in the communities where we live. KCB and its employees have a long-term affiliation with several charitable groups including the United Way, BC Children’s Hospital, Adopt-A-Family programs, Australia’s Morning Tea and the Calgary Corporate Challenge.
In 2020, KCB employees donated over $51,000 to the United Way, which was matched by the company, for a total donation of over $102,000. Since 1992, employees have donated $1 million to the United Way, matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.
We have partnered with several universities in Canada, the UK and Australia to support research and innovation in engineering and geoscience.
|Imperial College London, UK||Geotechnics MSc industrial bursary scheme|
|Laval University, Quebec City, Canada||Optimization of lifecycle of earth dams|
|Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada||Geosynthetics for arctic development|
|UK Space Agency / HR Wallingford||Minimizing the risk of tailings dam failures by remote sensing|
|University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta||Highway geohazard risk management|
|University of British Columbia / University of Waterloo / Queen’s University||Canadian tailings dam breach research (CanBreach)|
|University of British Columbia Okanagan||Seismic rocking performance of bridge piers|
|University of Queensland, Geotechnical Engineering Centre||Geotechnical Engineering Centre 4-year Sponsorship|
|University of Toronto,||Residual strength of tailings using the cone penetration test and simplified numerical modelling|
|University of Western Australia / Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG)||ACG Mini Calibration Chamber|
|Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario||Tailings rheology (in collaboration with CanBreach)|
KCB supports scholarship programs at several universities, including The University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, Queen’s University, University of Calgary, and Imperial College London.