Ross Beaty

Class of 1978-1979

Ross Beaty is a graduate of geology and law, and holds a Master’s from Imperial College London. He has founded and divested several resource companies and is currently the chairman of Pan American Silver Corp and Alterra Power Corp. Mr. Beaty is also a passionate environmental philanthropist. Through his work with the Sitka Foundation he aims to promote biodiversity and protect the environment through the support of environmental research, education and public policy.

Mr. Beaty is the patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Centre at UBC, which contains research spaces, laboratories and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Looking back on his many experiences and accomplishments, Mr. Beaty's advice is to "get as much out of life as you can. Live it to the full and you will never regret that. I certainly didn’t."

Mr. Beaty was the recipient of the Alumni Award of Distinction at the 2016 Allard Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony held on April 27th, 2016. For more, watch Mr. Beaty's 2016 Allard Alumni Achievement Award Video: