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Check out a short video on S-IMEW as students share their experience of the workshop.

excerpt takes a closer look at the PDAC’s annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW).

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PDAC 2014 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop

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

Geoscience students step out of the classroom and into the realities of the
mineral exploration industry

PDAC hosted the eighth annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) in Sudbury, Ontario from May 3-16. Without the support of our 70 plus industry volunteers, and industry sponsors, twenty six geoscience students from across Canada would not have had this experience which helps their transition from academia to the ‘real world’. 

Students participated in an open pit mine tour, smelter tour, mapping exercises and lake sediment sampling, a first for many of them. The multi-faceted nature of the workshop exposes students to all aspects of the industry with a mix of lectures, field exercises, site visits as well as networking with industry professionals to help them lay the foundation for a successful career in the mineral exploration industry.

S-IMEW 2014 Itinerary
S-IMEW 2014 Participants

View 2014 S-IMEW Slideshow, photography and slides by Taus Joergensen. 

2014 S-IMEW

Career Profiles

Each week we will be interviewing a successful industry professional and sharing their career profile. We ask them a couple questions of interest to anyone just starting out or wanting to get ahead in our industry.  

This week Glenn Mullan, President & CEO, Golden Valley Mines, tells us about the phone call that changed the course of his career. 
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