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Short Courses are in-depth educational sessions led by presenters with expertise in a variety of different subject matters.

Need professional development hours to maintain your professional designation? Upon request, PDAC will provide a certificate of completion for Short Courses to help you meet your PD hour requirements.

The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) supports participation of its members in these courses as an acceptable Continuing Professional Development activity.

PDAC reserves the right to cancel Short Courses that do not meet minimum attendance requirements.

For more information contact Sarah Nazar at or 416 362 1969, ext. 293.

The following courses will be offered at PDAC 2017. Complete course descriptions, dates and pricing will be added in the coming weeks.

Applied structural geology in exploration and mining
Length: 2 days
Organizer: SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Level of comprehension: All levels. Participants should have an undergraduate level understanding of geology but this course has been given to technicians, engineers and investment managers previously. 

DMEC workshop series: The value of regional data in terranes scale assessments
Length: ½ day
Organizers: Ken Witherly, Condor Consulting, Inc. & Charles Beaudry, Consultant
Level of comprehension: Intermediate 

Health and safety in mineral exploration
Length: 1 day
Organizer: Bill Mercer, Avalon Advanced Minerals Inc.
Level of comprehension: Beginner to intermediate

Improving strategic capital management with integrated valuation and risk modelling
Length: 1 day
Organizer: Ernst & Young LLP
Level of comprehension: Intermediate 

Mining disclosure essentials: NI 43-101 reporting fundamentals, industry best practices and useful guidance for TSX and TSXV issuers
Length: ½ day
Organizer: Ontario Securities Commission and Toronto Stock Exchange
Level of comprehension: Intermediate. Participants should have a basic understanding of NI 43-101.

New exploration methods for base and precious metal deposits: How to increase success in Greenstone Terranes
Length: 1 day
Organizer: Laurentian University, Mineral Exploration Research Centre
Level of comprehension: Intermediate. Participants should have an undergraduate level understanding of geology.

U.S. Mining Law: An in-depth overview and refresher of the US Mining Law relating to the acquiring, developing, permitting, financing and closing of hard rock mining claims and projects in the U.S.
Length: 1 day
Organizer: Parsons Behle & Latimer
Level of comprehension: Intermediate

World-class gold deposits: How do they form and what we need to know to find them?
Length: 2 days
Organizer: Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Level of comprehension: Intermediate