Field Trip Funding

Planning a field trip this year? Apply for funding from the PDAC!

These field trips must be focused on economic geology with preference given to trips taking place within Canada. Applications will only be accepted from groups or individuals who are part of a Canadian institution, and who are PDAC members in good standing.

Submit all applications to Marc Gasparotto at

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S-IMEW 2016: A Look Inside
An excerpt from Core magazine (Fall 2016)

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S-IMEW Alumni: Where are they Now?

In May 2016, the Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) celebrated its 10th anniversary! 

Scroll through the alumni gallery as some of our participants share their memories and find out how S-IMEW impacted their career paths. 
S-IMEW Alumni Gallery

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PDAC Presents: Mentoring Program

PDAC is excited to introduce our pilot Mentoring Program!

This is an exciting new initiative to connect our student members with our more experienced geoscientists.  The aim is to strengthen our community and to provide a link between members so that industry knowledge can be shared.

We are searching for mentors in all areas of geoscience expertise such as finance, academia, exploration, government, and industry.

Mentors will have the opportunity to guide student members through the challenging journey of choosing a field of expertise within the geoscience industry, provide insight into the job hiring/interview process, and can even comment on the impact the industry has on the work-life balance.

Our students are the future of the industry, let’s help make it a bright one.

If interested in joining the program, please submit an application form to Marc Gasparotto, Coordinator Student Program at

S-IMEW 2016: Celebrating 10 years!

PDAC Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop [S-IMEW]

Canadian geoscience students and the realities of the exploration industry PDAC-S-IMEW-logo-small cropped

This May, the PDAC's Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) exposed 26 upper-year geoscience students to all aspects of the mineral exploration industry. The workshop provided a mix of lectures, field exercises, site visits and networking opportunities with industry professionals to help students lay the foundation for a successful career in the industry. 

Over 90 volunteers helped make this a reality for the students.

Learn more about S-IMEW

S-IMEW Alumni Gallery

2016 S-IMEW Itinerary

S-IMEW Photos

Career Profiles

Career profiles feature successful industry professionals who've shared their experiences, tips and advice for young professionals navigating their way through the exploration industry. 

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