PDAC Convention Orientation Webinar

On January 16 at 2:00 pm EST, join us for A Student’s Guide to the PDAC 2015 Convention. With over 1000 booths, a myriad of technical sessions, presentations, short courses, workshops, student events and more, we will help you prepare for your visit. This webinar will provide an overview of the Convention, new additions to the Convention, the Student program, as well as a networking refresher and Q&A to help you present your best self.  Use this link to join the webinar on Jan 16. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the  website for your viewing convenience afterwards. 

Field Trip Funding

The PDAC is committed to supporting opportunities for students to experience different facets of their program of study within the geosciences. Applications are being accepted for field trip funding from Canadian post-secondary institutions to support an academic geoscience field trip.

Field Trip Funding Application form

What is S-IMEW?

S-IMEW 2014: Beyond the Classroom 
An excerpt from Core magazine (Fall 2014). 

Students SIMEW 2014

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Student Opportunities at PDAC 2015 Convention

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The world renowned PDAC Convention offers students a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals from all over the world. 

VOLUNTEER during the Convention in exchange for a FREE All Access Student Pass AND a ticket to either the Mineral Outlook Luncheon or the Panel Luncheon. Volunteers will also receive volunteer apparel, a food voucher, a gift card, a volunteer certificate and an attendee bag and materials.  Apply online. 


The PDAC has set up a Convention Travel Fund to help student groups cover the costs of getting to Toronto. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply for funding is February 6, 2015.
Download the 2015 PDAC Convention Travel Fund Application Form.

All Student Program events at PDAC 2015 Convention 

PDAC 2014 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW)

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

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

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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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