The Brimacombe Fund is an endowment fund established in 1998 to
honour the late Dr. J. Keith Brimacombe. The charitable purpose of the
Brimacombe Fund is to foster education, research and innovation in the science
of metallurgical/materials process engineering. A major endeavor of the Fund is
to support the Brimacombe Prize
J. Keith Brimacombe, O.C., F.R.S.C., F.C.A.E., Ph.D., P.Eng., was one of the
finest metallurgical engineers on the world stage in the later quarter of the
20th Century. Over his twenty-seven year career at the University of British
Columbia, he pioneered the application of mathematical models, laboratory and
industrial measurements, to shed light on complex metallurgical processes
spanning both the ferrous and non-ferrous industries. For his ground-breaking
research he earned the reputation of being one of the most innovative
intellectual giants in his field for which he received over thirty major
national and international awards.
Dr. Brimacombe dedicated his career to developing the intellectual potential of
young people and believed passionately in the importance of the human resource
to the well-being of a nation. His efforts demonstrated how universities should
work with industry - by providing leadership in areas that are intellectually
challenging and of long-term benefit to the economy. Dr. Brimacombe exemplified
the importance of leadership by serving as President of the Metallurgical
Society of CIM, President of both the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
and the Iron and Steel Society (ISS) of the American Institute of Mining,
Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) during his career. At the time of
his passing he was President-Elect of AIME. He was also President and CEO of the
newly established Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Major funding for the Brimacombe Fund is provided by the Brimacombe Continuous
Casting Course. In addition, the generosity of corporations and individuals are
a significant and important source of funding. The contributions that have been
made over the years by corporations and individuals are gratefully acknowledged.
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers Dofasco Alcan International Limited Atlantic Metals Corporation SMI -Texas Air Liquide America Corporation Air Liquide France Nippon Steel Corporation Accumold (Division of Concast Canada Inc.) IPSCO Inc. Kawasaki Steel Corporation American Iron and Steel Institute Manufacturing Research Corporation of Ontario Hatch Associates Ltd. AltaSteel Ltd. J. Mulcahy Enterprises Charter Steel Alcan Aluminium Limited Auburn Steel Company, Inc.|
Haruhiko Okumura Robert Lee Gustavd Sucre Shoji Taniguchi Hani Henein John A. Meech Nobuyuki Komatsu Sushil Kumar Yoshihito Mimura Eiichi Takeuchi Masatsugu Uehara Junpei Konishi Toshio Takaoka Yoshiyuki Nagasaka Yasuhiro Fukunaka Frank F. Aplan Alfonso Castillejos Michael McNallan Alexander Scott Alejandro Bustos Carlos Pinheiro Toshihiko Emi Alexander McLean Louisa Davis Helen R. Mills Hans Schade Joel Kapusta Nebojsa Milosavljevic Zoran Slovic Shoji Taniguchi Kenneth Coley Dan Ashman Bill Sherwood Estelle Paget Mitsutaka Hino Nedam Abed|
The Brimacombe Fund is administered by the Vancouver Foundation located in
Vancouver, BC. The complete address is:
Vancouver Foundation, Suite 200
475 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC CANADA V6B 4M9
The Vancouver Foundation has over 70 years of experience in guiding
not-for-profit organizations to build capacity and strengthen their goals. The
Vancouver Foundation has close working relationships with leading financial
institutions and has the professional staff, management experience,
sophisticated board supervision needed to manage endowments effectively.
How to Contribute
Contributions to the Brimacombe Fund at the Vancouver Foundation can be easily
made online at any time and in any amount.
To make an online donation using either Visa or Matercard go to
www.vancouverfoundation.ca and click the Donate Now link button. Then in Step
1 choose To a Specified Fund and type in Brimacombe Fund. Then click
Search. The Fund name will be displayed. Check it and fill in the requested
If you instead wish to donate by cheque, please make your cheque payable to
Vancouver Foundation, referencing The Brimacombe Fund on the memo line.
Those interested in discussing a larger current gift or a deferred gift, such as
a bequest, a life insurance policy or a charitable remainder trust may wish to
speak directly with a Vancouver Foundation staff member.
Questions regarding contributions to the Brimacombe Fund should be directed to:
Direct Phone Line: 604.629.2725