The first Bursary is in honour of Joan Bath, an inspirational mining engineer from the CSA Global's headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, who has embodied excellence and achievement in the mining industry over several decades.
The second Bursary is named in honour of Peter Howe who founded A.C.A. Howe International in Toronto and went on to establish offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia.
A.C.A. Howe went on to become a leader in global exploration consulting and was responsible for several discoveries around the world, including the Bernic Lake Tantalum mine in Canada, Jabiluka Uranium Mine in Australia, and Mount Muro in Indonesia.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
The bursary will be available to two students enrolled in post-graduate studies in geoscience or a field of engineering related to mining, with a minimum of three year’s industry experience.
The applicant must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the economic development of the mineral industry through exploration, mineral resource estimation, mine geology, mine engineering or metallurgy.
These bursaries target applicants whose thesis topic will contribute to the improved performance of the industry in an economic sense.
This could be through the development of improved methods for exploration or mining, advancement of technology, application of new technology to better understand mineral systems, or by improving the performance of mining companies and mines in the field of sustainability, profitability, innovation or technology.
PDAC is committed to advancing gender diversity and inclusion within the mineral sector
and encourages applicants of all genders to apply.