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December 16, 2016


Bob Schafer steps down as PDAC President

TORONTO (December 16, 2016) – The PDAC’s Board of Directors would like to announce that Bob Schafer has resigned from his position as PDAC President. Since joining the Board in 2001, Bob has made significant contributions to the association in numerous roles, including his involvement on the Convention Planning, Health & Safety, Awards and International committees. On behalf of the staff and members of the PDAC, the Board thanks Bob for his service and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

About PDAC
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With over 8,000 members around the world in all sectors of the mining industry, the PDAC’s mission is to promote a globally-responsible, vibrant and sustainable minerals industry. As the trusted representative of the sector, PDAC encourages best practices in technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance. PDAC is known worldwide for its annual PDAC Convention, regarded as the premier international event for the mineral industry. The PDAC Convention has attracted over 25,000 people from 125 countries in recent years and will next be held March 5-8, 2017 in Toronto. Please visit

Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze
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