Nearly 700 BC business leaders and their guests gathered at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Thursday, May 12, 2016 as Ian Telfer, Chairman of the Board, Goldcorp Inc., was one of the three newest members into the Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame, hosted by JA British Columbia.

The BLBC Hall of Fame was created by JABC in 2005 to honour and recognize the outstanding BC business leaders who have shown a vision unique amongst their peers, provided leadership to motivate others to achieve their goals, demonstrated integrity throughout their lives, and built a legacy in the province that will enrich all those who follow. Prerequisites for induction include outstanding business achievements, enduring contributions to the province and country, as well as deep commitments to diverse and niche communities.

Jan Bell-Irving, President and CEO, JABC, says: “This year’s inductees have dedicated their lives to building and supporting a flourishing business community for our province. They have left behind a powerful legacy that continues to inspire future generations of business leaders and entrepreneurs.”

Mr. Telfer has been recognized many times for his contributions to the mining industry and in 2013 was named one of Canada’s top 25 most powerful business people and listed in Canadian Business Magazine’s “The Power 50.” In 2015, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

In addition to his impressive business accomplishments, Mr. Telfer is known for his philanthropic endeavors. In 2007, he donated $25 million to the Telfer School of Management. He is a Patron of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation and generously supports many local causes personally. In November 2015, he and with his wife Nancy Burke were recognized at 10th Annual Global Forum on Human Settlements held at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York with an award for "Innovation in Green Energy" for a technology project that will take waste and make power in West Africa.

Mr. Telfer is a Fellow in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. He was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 2015.

The original press release was published on the Business Laureates BC website [This link is no longer available].
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