Giving Back

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.

Featured Posts
University of Toronto, Civil Engineering Department Assessment of Residual Strength of Tailings Using the Cone Penetration Test and Simplified Numerical Modelling KCB is supporting an important research project that aims […]
Featured Posts
Quantification of Impact of Tailings Aging on Accuracy of Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) Water and Chemical Balance Modelling, Sustainable Minerals Institute In 2015, KCB started a multi-year agreement with the […]
Featured Posts
GeoEngineering Centre, Queen’s University The scope of work for this research project at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering dealt with the “Evaluation of the potential for piping […]

Current Research

We have partnered with several universities in Canada, the UK and Australia to support research and innovation in engineering and geoscience.

Institution Research Project
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)

Educational Scholarships

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.