October 20, 2014, No. 119




Call for Nominations: S-IMEW

Nomination packages have gone out to Earth Science Departments at colleges and universities across Canada forS-IMEW 2015. The two-week, all-expenses paid workshop exposes upper-year geosciences post-secondary students to all aspects of the mineral exploration industry. Each school can nominate up to two students. For more information about S-IMEW, email [email protected], or visit our website.

Public Affairs
PDAC presents recommendations for Canada's Budget 2015

Charles Beaudry,Chair of the PDAC Geoscience Committee, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on October 1 as part of the committee’s Pre-Budget Consultations.PDAC was invited to present recommendations for Budget 2015 as part of the panel discussion on the topic “Increasing the competitiveness of Canadian businesses through research, development, innovation and commercialization.”
Mr. Beaudry highlighted recommendations to enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s mineral exploration and development industry, which included the renewal of the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (METC) for an additional three years, in addition to providing longer-term stability to junior companies and boosting investor confidence.PDAC also recommended that the Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI) be renewed, which will expire in March 2015. TGI will enhance Canada’s competitiveness by finding new ways to explore more efficiently and enhance the capacity of the exploration industry to detect buried mineral deposits.To view PDAC’s complete pre-budget recommendations, please click here.

Capital Markets
CCMR: improving Canada's Capital Markets

The PDAC has been closely following Canada’s conversation around a national regulator, meeting with industry experts as well as government officials. The establishment of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator (CCMR) is an instrumental step in helping our members succeed in financing their exploration activities. It seeks to create a harmonized regulatory system for our industry across Canada that is efficient and will help contribute economic growth. For more information, please visit our website.

OSC offers additional seminars for small and medium enterprises

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has added four sessions to the OSC SME Institute to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with more information about market access, capital raising and cost-effective regulatory compliance. To learn more about these and other sessions offered by the OSC, please visit the OSC SME Institute’s seminar calendar.

Human Resource Development
Call for Applications: Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award. The $5,000 award is given to a graduate geology student enrolled in a Canadian university. The award is intended to encourage and support a graduate student in Canada whose thesis embodies the concept of increasing our knowledge of the geological history of Canada through mapping. To learn more about the award and download the application form, click here. The award can also be found on the GAC’s website.

Field Trip Funding

The PDAC is committed to supporting opportunities for students to experience different facets of their program of study within the geosciences. ThePDAC is currently accepting applications for field trip funding from Canadian post-secondary institutions to support an academic field trip. Visit our website for more information.

October and November events at a glance
October 20-24: PDAC First Vice-President Bob Schafer will participate in the ICMM’s bi-annual members meeting in London, England 
October 21-23: PDAC will attend AEMQ Xplor 2014. Visit us at Booth #314 
October 26-29: PDAC President Rodney Thomas will participate inTransatlantic Science Week 2014 in Toronto 
November 17-20: PDAC will attendQuebec Mines 2014. Visit us at Booth #119 

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