Ross J. Beaty, C.M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
A geologist and resource company entrepreneur, Ross Beaty is one of our leading environmental philanthropists. He has founded numerous resource companies, including Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world’s leading silver producers, and Alterra Power Corp., a renewable energy company. He established and has devoted considerable time and wealth to the Sitka Foundation, a catalyst in the protection of the environment and the promotion of biodiversity. His philanthropy has also helped establish the Earth Sciences Building and the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.