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March 10, 2014 The Changing Face of Engineering

Maryse Belanger, Senior Vice President, Technical Services for Goldcorp, and Elizabeth Croft, NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering at UBC (Photo credit: Martin Dee) Goldcorp marked International Women’s Day in 2014 with a $500,000 gift supporting efforts by University of British Columbia to recruit more women into the engineering profession. The new Goldcorp Professorship in Women in Engineering at UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science will promote engineering to high school students, parents and counselors. Part of national efforts to address a looming shortage of engineers, the professorship will help the faculty increase representation of women from 20 per cent at present to 50 per cent in five years. Recently, Maryse Belanger, Senior Vice President, Technical Services for Goldcorp, and Elizabeth Croft, NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering at UBC, discussed their thoughts on the Goldcorp gift. Q: Please tell us about the reasons behind Goldcorp’s...
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March 7, 2014 UBC and Goldcorp partner to encourage women to consider careers in engineering
From left to right: Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC - John Bell, Member of the Board, Goldcorp - Dr. Rachel Kuske, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women Faculty, UBC - Maryse Belanger, Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Goldcorp
The UBC Faculty of Applied Science will boost the number of women recruited to and enrolled in its engineering program thanks to a gift from Goldcorp. The $500,000 gift, announced today - on the eve of International Women’s Day - will establish a new Goldcorp Professorship in Women in Engineering at UBC. The professorship focuses on promoting engineering as a creative and rewarding career. It aims to broaden the current talent by reaching out to high school students, parents, and counsellors to encourage students with aptitude in science, engineering and math to pursue a career in those fields. The professorship will help nation-wide efforts to address the skills...
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March 3, 2014 Goldcorp sets aside full rehabilitation cost for its state of the art Eleonore gold mine in northern Quebec
TORONTO, Ontario – March 3, 2014 – Goldcorp Inc. (TSE: G; NYSE: GG) today announced that it has secured a bond in the amount of $40.1 million to cover 100% of the closure obligation related to its Éléonore mine site in northern Quebec. The announcement was made at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual conference in Toronto at an event hosted by the Minister of Natural Resources of Quebec, Mrs. Martine Ouellet. “As one of the largest and fastest growing gold producers in the world, we believe that we are leading by example. Setting aside the complete estimated amount for the closure and reclamation of the Éléonore site is a tangible demonstration of our unwavering commitment to sustainability and to working with governments, stakeholders and the communities where we operate,” said Brent Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Goldcorp Inc. The Éléonore mine is slated to commence production later this year. Gold reserves are estimated at 4 million...
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March 2, 2014 Celebrating Heart Month
By: Donna McLennan, Director, Corporate Relations, BC & Yukon | Heart and Stroke Foundation As February’s Heart and Stroke month draws to a close, Goldcorp has committed to continuing support for local organizations year-round through events that promote health awareness.  One way we’re living  up to this commitment is by investing in health organizations such as the Heart & Stroke Foundation and by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices for its employees.  And so, to close off Heart month, we invited Donna McLennan, Director, Corporate Relations, BC & Yukon | Heart and Stroke Foundation to pen a few words for us. Heart disease and stroke impact us all. These diseases take over 70,000 lives every year – that’s one Canadian life every seven minutes. From an economic standpoint, cardiovascular disease has an impact on Canada of close to $21 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity. The good news is that over the last 60 years, the death rate for...
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February 27, 2014 Goldcorp is proud to support Olympic athletes Radford and Duhamel

Radford and Duhamel at this years' Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. For most spectators the Winter Olympic Games is an exciting two weeks of competition, but for two North Ontario athletes it signifies a life-time of dedication and focus. Meet Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel- two exceptional figure skaters who represented Canada, and their home towns of Lively and Balmertown, at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Radford and Duhamel skated their way to silver with Team Canada as part of the new team event, and finished seventh in the pairs.   After finishing fifth in the short program, and having an outside shot of bringing home a second medal, the pair was admittedly disappointed with their seventh place finish. Although it was not the skate they were hoping for, they made fans at home incredibly proud. In Balmerton, Radford’s home town, and home to Goldcorp’s Red Lake Gold Mines, over 200 people gathered to watch the pair skate, including the entire local elementary...
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February 20, 2014 Happy 2nd Birthday to Goldcorp’s Blog!
By Valerie Pascal e, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility As today marks the second anniversary of Goldcorp’s blog, Above Ground Online, it seems like a good time to celebrate three key and necessary elements of corporate citizenship: transparency, listening and responding. These elements drive the importance of the blog as an interactive forum for discussion between Goldcorp and our global communities and stakeholder groups. The creation of this blog came from a very grassroots movement from within Goldcorp. The idea for the blog arose in a Goldcorp leadership training seminar, in which a small team of Goldcorp employees proposed the blog as a strategy for improving community engagement and transparency. Encouraging engagement with all of our communities From that tiny seed, our blog community has grown to almost 1,000 participants today, who in turn share some of these ideas with their respective communities, and so the conversations continue. While printed newsletters and...
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February 19, 2014 Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation and Goldcorp sign cooperation agreement
By: Colin Webster, Director, Aboriginal, Government and Community Relations – Canada & USA Goldcorp’s policy is to identify and, where possible, to create partnerships with First Nations communities. The recent cooperation agreement made between Musselwhite and The Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation is another example of Goldcorp’s commitment to creating shared value with Aboriginal communities to support a vision of economic independence and entrepreneurship. This agreement joins the list of successful collaborations with other First Nations, including the James Bay Cree and the Lac Seul First Nation, amongst others. On January 22th, 2014, The Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation signed a Cooperation Agreement with Goldcorp establishing the basis for both parties to work together with respect to company activities in the ”Mish” traditional territory. The Cooperation Agreement set out the terms of employment and training opportunities, business opportunities, ongoing communication, and...
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February 3, 2014 Improved transparency is in everyone’s best interest
By: Brent Bergeron, Senior Vice-President Corporate Affairs Last year, in an effort to improve transparency between Canadian extractive companies and the payments made to governments worldwide, Canada committed to establishing new mandatory reporting standards. Recommendations for these standards were released in January by the Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group comprised of the Mining Association of Canada, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and two non-governmental organizations. Goldcorp has been very supportive of this process and has participated actively in consultations organized by the Working Group and by Government of Canada officials. These standards require publicly traded mining companies in Canada to disclose project-level payments to domestic (including national and sub-national authorities) and foreign governments, as noted in the recommendation . Goldcorp has a history of working openly with governments on matters of taxes and royalties. As...
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