Honouring Excellence

PDAC Awards are a way for outstanding performers in the Canadian and international mineral exploration and mining industry to be recognized on the world stage for their achievements. The PDAC Awards Committee is made up of industry leaders who have a variety of different roles, skills, experience, and important professional networks.

Dating back to 1977, PDAC Awards are a way to acknowledge exceptional contributors, in up to seven categories. Recipients are celebrated at a prestigious Awards Gala every year in March during the annual PDAC Convention.

Additionally, as one of four major sponsors of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, PDAC submits up to three nominations for consideration of induction each year.

PDAC 2022 Awards

We are no longer accepting nominations for 2022.

PDAC 2023 Awards will open in May 2022.


Meet the 2021 Award Recipients

These top performers, in six categories, were honoured with a prestigious PDAC Award in recognition of their excellence.

Meet the Recipients


Past Award Recipients

PDAC Awards date back to 1977. Meet the recipients, broken into award categories, from over the years.

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Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

The legacy of legendary mine finders and those who built the industry are remembered forever through the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. External nominations should be sent to: Mr. Rod Thomas, Chair, Awards Committee, PDAC, 800-170 University Ave., Toronto, M5H 3B3.

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Honorary Life Members

Appointed by the PDAC President, Honorary Life Members are recognized for their dedication and outstanding service to the association. See the list of those who made it so far!

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Student Awards

Visit the PDAC Student section for information about student awards and bursaries.

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Videos of Award Recipients

Award recipients are honoured with a video that captures the journey of their story. They are insightful and explain how and why the individual or company was selected as the recipient.

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