The 2024 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) will take place May 1 -16, 2024! 

PDAC is excited to welcome 26 geoscience students from post-secondary institutions across Canada to participate in an all-expenses paid, two-week Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) in Sudbury, Ontario. Designed for upper-year geoscience students aspiring towards a future in mineral exploration and mining, S-IMEW provides a rare opportunity to acquire both technical and business perspectives of mineral exploration that compliments their academics.

The Workshop will be held once again at Collège Boréal in Sudbury from May 1 to 16. Students will have exclusive access to mine sites, hands-on experiences with regional and exploration mapping, geophysical surveys, geochemical sampling techniques, core logging and more. This year the field trip will take place in Val-d’Or, Quebec, where students will have the opportunity to learn about VMS deposits in the Abitibi Greenstone belt and see them up close on field trips and during underground mine tours. Aside from the practical skills gained through the program, students will also have the opportunity to network with more than 70 industry experts and leaders in the mineral exploration sector.

We are excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Workshop and extend our sincere appreciation to our dedicated sponsors, who’s unwavering support has made this workshop a longstanding success. Sponsors gain exclusive access to the top geoscience students from across the country, together with an opportunity to contribute to the industry’s talent pipeline.  

We thank all our sponsors and speakers for their support of this important workshop. Many thanks to Osisko Mining Inc. for their continued support as the Premier Sponsor of S-IMEW. View the 2024 Sponsors.   

To view photos from previous workshops visit the S‑IMEW Media Gallery 

For more information contact Krishana Michaud, [email protected]


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S-IMEW 2023 students with Natalie Maclean, Wallbridge Mining, on Exploration Mapping Day.