As the COVID‑19 pandemic continues to affect travel and large gatherings in Ontario and across Canada, it is difficult to predict what 2021 will bring. In light of the ongoing uncertainty of the situation, PDAC has therefore made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW). While we are extremely disappointed that Canada’s top geoscience students will miss this exclusive learning opportunity, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We look forward to S‑IMEW returning next year.

The Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) was created in 2007 as a way to provide geoscience students with a unique opportunity to put their education into practice before entering the workforce.

This intense two-week workshop includes field trips, mine tours, mapping exercises and lectures introducing students to a myriad of careers in the exploration industry. Each year, twenty-six of the top geoscience students from post-secondary institutions across Canada are nominated to attend the workshop in Sudbury, Ontario.

Over 90 volunteers and many sponsors provide their ongoing support and generosity which allows us to successfully execute this workshop year after year. We thank you for your continued contributions to helping develop the future leaders of the mineral exploration and development industry.

Read about SIMEW 2019 in Core Magazine