Student Activities At PDAC Convention 2014

The world renowned PDAC Convention offers students a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals from all over the world. Last year the Convention attracted over 1,600 students from across Canada, the USA and internationally. 

Student Booth

The Student Booth will be located on the 800 level near the concession stands. Sign-up for the tours of the trade show and investors exchange and get more information about student opportunities at the Convention. 

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PDAC-CIM Toronto Branch Guided Tours

These 90 minute tours are a great way to become acquainted with the 1000+ companies that exhibit in the Trade Show and Investors Exchange. The focus is on companies that have identified themselves as ‘student friendly’.  Each tour stop will last approximately 7 minutes and will focus on the exploration and/or production aspects of the company’s projects and career opportunities.

Sign up on-site at the Student Booth. 

Sunday March 2                                   3:00pm
Monday March 3              10:30am and 3:00pm
Tuesday March 4              10:30am and 3:00pm 

Student Friendly Companies 2014

Sunday March 2, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Room 718B

Convention Kickstart
This event will help you maximise your Convention experience, whether it’s your first time at the PDAC or your fifth.  Discover the many opportunities available for you at Convention and learn insider networking tips from the pros, then head right over to the Royal York Hotel to put these skills to use at the Welcome Reception.

Monday March 3, 12 noon - 8:00 pm, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Ballroom

PDAC-CMIC-SEG Canada Student Minerals Colloquium           
The PDAC is pleased to partner with Goldcorp, the SEG Canada Foundation and the CMIC Exploration Footprints Project in cooperation with the Laurentian University and Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre SEG Student Chapters to host the Annual “Student Minerals Colloquium” in the Ballroom, Royal York Hotel. The Minerals Colloquium will include up to 100 poster presentations highlighting current research on minerals deposits and related studies by graduate students from across North America.

Reception begins at 4:00pm
Prizes will be awarded for the best posters at 6:00 pm. 

View List of Abstracts

Monday March 3, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Room 718

Student-Industry Forum
Back for a third year, this event returns with a keynote address and a panel of industry experts who will share their experiences with you in the context of managing an exploration program. Learn about the exciting range of career opportunities in the industry and get your questions answered during the Q & A. 

Brianne Beh, Probe Mines Ltd. 
Brian Bengert, Vale 
Lynda Bloom, Analytical Solutions Ltd. 
David Palmer, Probe Mines Ltd. 
David Thomas, Resource Capital Funds Ltd. 

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Tuesday March 4, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, North Building Room 105/106

Student-Industry Networking Luncheon              
The flagship event of the student program; this reception-style buffet luncheon gives you the opportunity to make valuable connections with industry professionals and peers. The winner of the Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award will be announced as well as the selected 2014 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) students. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your networking skills to good use. There will be a random draw for eight $500 tuition top-up awards – proof of student membership is required to obtain the award. 



For $19.05/year you can join the PDAC as a student member. This allows you to enjoy all member benefits, cheaper convention registration and the opportunity to qualify for $500 tuition top-up awards at the convention. To sign up for membership click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteer positions have been filled. 

Volunteer your time at the Convention in exchange for a complimentary student delegate registration and a ticket to one of our luncheons, volunteer apparel, food vouchers and a volunteer certificate. 

PDAC Ambassador Program
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