November 16, 2015, No. 132



New Cabinet announced
On November 4, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and newly-elected Members of Parliament (MPs) were sworn into Office and the new Cabinet Ministers were announced. The Honourable Jim Carr, MP for Winnipeg South Centre, was appointed Minister of Natural Resources and will provide leadership over issues impacting the mineral exploration and development sector. PDAC congratulates all newly-elected MPs and looks forward to working together to strengthen Canada’s world-leading minerals industry. See the full Cabinet list.

New exemptions could help improve access to capital
Securities regulators in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have introduced an equity crowdfunding exemption to be in place by January 2016. Additionally, the Ontario Securities Commission will allow companies to use an Offering Memorandum exemption, an alternative to a full prospectus. PDAC has been advocating for these exemptions that could provide alternative capital raising methods for junior mineral exploration companies. Learn more about these and other exemptions.

Human Resource Development
S-IMEW Alumni: Where are they now?
In May 2016, the Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) celebrates its 10th anniversary. Scroll through the Alumni Gallery as some of our participants share their memories on how S-IMEW impacted their careers. If you were a S-IMEW participant and wish to submit a profile, contact Krishana Michaud, [email protected].

Call for applications: $5,000 Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award
Applications are being accepted for the $5,000 Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award for graduate geology students enrolled in Canadian universities. The award encourages and supports a graduate student in Canada whose thesis embodies the concept of increasing our knowledge of the geological history of Canada through mapping. The thesis will meet this requirement by incorporating mapping as a significant component. Visit the website to apply and for the application form.

Students, save money at PDAC 2016 Convention
A Convention Travel Fund has been set up by PDAC to help student groups cover the costs of getting to Toronto for our signature event. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to apply is February 5, 2016. Apply now.

Volunteer at the PDAC 2016 Convention
Volunteering is a great way to save money and meet industry professionals. In exchange for your time, you will receive a complimentary All Access Student Pass and a ticket to the Panel or Mineral Outlook Luncheon, plus volunteer apparel, a food voucher, a gift card and a volunteer certificate. Register online or find out more information. Student Program events at PDAC 2016 Convention are listed on the website.

Networking luncheon for Saskatchewan and Manitoba members
PDAC will host a networking luncheon for members in Saskatchewan and Manitoba during the Saskatchewan Geological Open House on December 2. PDAC Executive Director Andrew Cheatle will discuss PDAC’s key program areas and federal advocacy efforts to support a vibrant mineral exploration and development industry. Please contact [email protected] to attend.

Networking breakfast for Newfoundland and Labrador members
In partnership with Mining Industry NL, PDAC held a networking breakfast for Newfoundland and Labrador members during the Mineral Resources Review on November 6, 2015. The event was well-attended and gave members the opportunity to meet the PDAC Executive Director and other industry professionals to discuss various challenges and opportunities facing the minerals industry.

PDAC Convention

Presentation & Reception Rooms
A great way to enhance an organization’s visibility, launch a product, present a workshop, meet clients and prospects and/or make a presentation about your mining jurisdiction or company. All Presentation and Reception Rooms are located in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will be available for rental from March 6-9, 2016. Email [email protected] for more information.
PDAC 2016 video
The PDAC 2016 Convention is less than four months away! Check out our PDAC 2016 video for reasons why you should be there. Share it on social media!

Closing Party - Prom Night
Feel the nostalgia as you do the electric slide, twist, jive and groove the night away while dressed in your finest prom duds from your favorite year. Enjoy the silent auction and best dressed prizes for King and Queen! Information and ticket prices.

Mineral Outlook Luncheon
Guest Speaker Don Coxe, Chairman, Coxe Advisors LLC, will discuss the status of the mining industry—in Canada and around the world—now and in three years time. Information and ticket prices.

Panel Luncheon
Raymond Goldie, Senior Mining Analyst; Vice President, Commodity Economics at Salman Partners Inc., will moderate this year`s panel discussion: What will fuel the next bull market in mined commodities? Information and ticket prices.

Call for applications: Geo-Mapping for Energy & Minerals (GEM)
The GEM Program produces modern regional scale geological maps, data sets, and knowledge for Canada’s North. The program enables the use of its information to help the northern regions make informed decisions. The second phase of the program has an available grant budget over the next four years and is currently seeking proposals of less than $50,000 for projects to be completed by March 31, 2016. Learn more.
Events at a glance
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