VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 3, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BCIT and Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced that Teck is proud to announce its BCIT INSPIRE campaign . This donation, the second-largest total campaign donation to date, will support campus redevelopment and new teaching and learning innovations, as well as expand the use of antimicrobial copper across BCIT’s campuses.
Of Teck’s contribution, $1.4 million will go towards funding the recently completed Health Science Center (HSC), which will also feature the Teck Copper Café. The new building will help BC train new medical professionals each year.
The remaining $3.6 million in Teck’s donation will support the new $220 million BCIT Trades and Technology Complex. Upon completion, the new complex will build capacity for 700 new full-time student spots per year that will help meet the growing demand for skilled trade professionals in British Columbia over the next decade. The complex features state-of-the-art learning tools and energized spaces that promote integrated learning and simulate real-world environments.
Additionally, through Teck’s ongoing copper and health program partnership with BCIT, Teck has now installed 1,595 antimicrobial copper surfaces on high-contact surfaces in 11 buildings on the BCIT Burnaby campus, including downtown, Anasis Island, and the Aerospace Technology Campus.
Installing an antimicrobial copper surface provides an additional layer of protection for students, staff and faculty, creating a safe environment that limits the spread of contagious diseases. Copper has unique antibacterial properties, proven to kill up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria within 2 hours of contact. When installed in high-touch, high-traffic areas, antimicrobial copper can help reduce the spread of infection.
The products contributed to this project, known as Coptek’s Copper Clean, are manufactured in Canada.
Don Lindsey, Tech, Executive Vice Chair –
“BCIT continues to provide innovative, world-leading career training and leadership to British Columbia professionals and clients. helps students equip students with the skills they need for tomorrow’s jobs.We are proud to contribute to the BCIT INSPIRE campaign to help expand training for a new generation of healthcare and trade professionals.”
Paul McCullough Interim Dean, British Columbia Institute of Technology
“Today’s Teck contribution builds on a long history of partnership and collaboration between the two organizations. so that we can continue to provide industry-focused training to well-equipped students.With partners like Teck, BCIT is creating campuses that support BC’s economic recovery, growth, and resilience. I have.”
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As one of Canada’s leading mining companies, Teck is committed to responsible mining and minerals development, with major business units focused on investments in copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and energy assets. The transition to a low-carbon society requires copper, zinc and high-quality iron-making coal. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Tech’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck here www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.
About British Columbia Institute of Technology
For nearly 60 years, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has provided flexible, relevant, and future-proof education. This will enable learners to provide applied solutions to industry challenges. With five campuses, more than 300 programs, and more than 45,000 students each year, BCIT is one of the largest post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, connecting education, industry and government to make a lasting and meaningful impact. We are building an agile workforce.Click here for details www.bcit.ca
About the INSPIRE campaign
of Inspire Campaign It is the largest fundraising initiative in BCIT’s history. Focused on raising funds for his three pillars of access and inclusion, innovation in teaching and learning, and campus redevelopment, the campaign is creating a new future for his BCIT as a destination for applied learning. increase. Through INSPIRE, the BCIT Foundation helps today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders with strong philanthropic support from industry, alumni, and individuals who recognize her BCIT’s importance to BCIT’s economic prosperity. I keep receiving. learn more About the INSPIRE campaign, including how to join us in building a strong and influential charitable community.
About Teck’s Copper & Health Program
Through the Copper and Health Program, Teck funds numerous initiatives across industries and public facilities to improve health and safety in high-traffic, high-touch areas through the installation of antimicrobial copper. Teck’s Copper & Health program, in partnership with TransLink and the Toronto Transportation Commission, has installed copper at many health facilities in public transit, including Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital, throughout terminals at Vancouver International Airport, and at major attractions. set the surface. at the Royal Ontario Museum and Science World and at school through his partnerships with BCIT, SFU and UBC. Teck is a member of CHAIR Canada, Coalition for the Reduction of Acquired Infections from Community and Healthcare (chaircanada.org).
There is no commercial benefit for Teck from increased use of antimicrobial copper as the amount of metal required is so small. The goal of this program is to improve the health and safety of our community.
For more information on the role of antimicrobial copper, the Copper & Health program, and other copper use cases, please visit: Copperstopsthespread.ca.
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