January 19, 2015, No. 122



PDAC names Andrew Cheatle new Executive Director
On January 14, the PDAC’s Board of Directors announced the hiring of Andrew Cheatle as its new Executive Director, effective February 2. Mr. Cheatle joins the PDAC with more than 25 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry. As PDAC Executive Director, Mr. Cheatle’s priorities will include maintaining the organization’s strategic focus on Access to Capital, Access to Land and Aboriginal Affairs, as well as continuing to build the PDAC brand domestically and internationally. Mr. Cheatle recently shared his thoughts on joining the PDAC, and discussed the current challenges and opportunities within the mineral exploration and mining industry. 

PDAC Membership
PDAC at the Vancouver Board of Trade
PDAC President Rod Thomas will be giving an address to The Vancouver Board of Trade on January 29, 2015. His address will outline the vital role that the exploration and mining sector play in both the British Columbian and the Canadian economy. Global market conditions, increased competition, and the contraction of risk capital are dramatically reshaping the junior mining sector and leaving Canada at risk of losing our competitive advantage.
While the sector is facing unprecedented challenges, Mr. Thomas will discuss how it is also an era of great opportunity for the sector, and the country. Register to attend the event. PDAC Members can enter promotional code PDAC1 for member rate ($79 plus tax). 

PDAC 2015 Board of Directors election will be held online
The PDAC 2015 notice of the Annual General Meeting, as well as materials for the Board of Director Elections, will be distributed to members electronically.

Easy as 1-2-3
  1. On January 30, 2015 you will receive an email that contains a link to the AGM notice, personalized voting instructions, an individualized password, and a link to the candidate information and ballot.
  2. Once you submit a ballot, the results are encrypted and kept anonymous. You will be issued a receipt that your ballot has been received.
  3. As voting proceeds reminder emails will be sent to those who have not yet voted and mid-election turnout reports will be generated.
We look forward to your enhanced participation in this very important process. 

PDAC 2015 Convention
New to PDAC 2015
PDAC 2015 Convention attendee registration is now open. Register before February 6 and save up to $200. Purchase an All Access Pass to attend all 19 Technical Sessions, featuring 110 speakers, the Aboriginal Program and CSR Event Series, as well as the Trade Show. The Open Session schedule is now available online. There’s something for everyone at PDAC 2015!

New to PDAC 2015, exhibit in the Mining Marketplace, a Feature Area located in the Investors Exchange, that will be available this year to Trade Show eligible companies. Limited space is still available to exhibit in the Investors Exchange and the Prospectors Tent, so apply today. The Prospectors Tent provides a venue for self-employed individuals with a project or property to display results and samples. Applications for both the Investors Exchange and the Prospectors Tent are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and spaces are limited.

Finally, the PDAC invites companies who are hiring students and/or recent graduates to submit an Industry Partner application to attend the Student-Industry Networking Luncheon at PDAC 2015 on Tuesday March 3. This is a free opportunity, and Industry Partners will receive a 6' counter height table (with signage indicating the company name) to display their materials and showcase their company, projects and opportunities to students. Apply today, space is limited. 

Aboriginal Affairs
PDAC released report on Government Resource Revenue Sharing (GRRS)
Last month, the PDAC released a research report that examines the issue of government resource revenue sharing (GRRS) in Canada – the sharing of government revenues generated from mineral development with Aboriginal Peoples. The report offers a jurisdictional scan of the existing GRRS models in Canada, as well as a brief overview of those provinces that have not
developed a GRRS policy or signed agreements with Aboriginal communities. The report then briefly characterizes some of the key elements within government resource revenue sharing agreements. Read the full research report, here
January events at a glance
January 26-29: PDAC will attend the AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup 2015 in Vancouver. Visit us in Booth 1001. 
January 26: PDAC Past President Glenn Nolan will speak at Mining and Mineral Industry of the Future 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. 
January 29: PDAC President Rod Thomas will address the Vancouver Board of Trade on the vital role that the exploration and mining sector plays to both provincial and national economies. 

Corporate Social Responsibility
Natural Resources Canada is asking juniors to participate in a CSR practices questionnaire. Complete the survey here, in English or French

Human Resource Development
Student groups are eligible for Convention Travel Fund to offset PDAC 2015 Convention costs. 
Call for volunteers, PDAC 2015 Convention. 

Lands and Regulations
PDAC Senior Program Director Nadim Kara is participating in a U.S. State Department leadership program on resource development. Follow his three-week journey on Twitter

Prospectors &
Association of
Copyright 2014
135 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G6
 416 362 1969
Fax 416 362 0101
[email protected]
linkedin Twitter Facebook Vimeo YouTube
To unsubscribe or update your preferences,clickhere