MSABC is a strong supporter of B.C. mining industry charities and educational programs, including the Mining for Miracles campaign for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and MineralsEd, an earth sciences training program for B.C. teachers and students. Since 1990, MSABC has raised funds at its networking events to support the important work of these community organizations. Since 2017, MSABC has also raised funds annually for the Terry Mulligan Memorial Award for students in mining programs at BCIT.
Mining for Miracles
Mining for Miracles is the B.C. mining community’s longstanding fundraising campaign in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Every year volunteers from the mining community work together through Mining for Miracles to help improve the quality of health care for children in our province.
MineralsEd is an educational organization operating in B.C. that is dedicated to encouraging and supporting Earth science, mineral resources and mining education in school. Since 1991, MineralsEd has directly assisted more than 8,900 educators who, over this same period of time, are estimated to have taught minerals, mining or Earth science units in their K-12 classrooms to more than 800,000 students.
Terry Mulligan Memorial Award
The Terry Mulligan Memorial Award is an annual achievement award at the British Columbia Institute of Technology that has been established to honour the memory of MSABC’s past President & CEO, Terry Mulligan. This award is presented to the second year student in the Mining and Mineral Exploration program who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplifies Terry’s spirit and passion.