On Friday evening, MineConnect had the opportunity to attend the Welcome Reception for PDAC‘s Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW). Glenn Nolan, PDAC Past President, 2023 recipient of the Skookum Jim Award, and VP Government Affairs, Ring of Fire Metals, delivered the keynote address at the event.
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 year’s event is the first since 2019 and is taking place between May 4th and 16th.
S-IMEW is a two- week, all-expenses paid workshop that provides students from across Canada with a technical and business perspective of mineral exploration by hands-on learning and interaction with industry professionals. Students will learn practical mineral exploration techniques, field skills, core logging, geological mapping and interpretation, development of networking skills and much more. This workshop introduces students to the myriad of careers in the exploration industry.
Each year, twenty-six of the top geoscience students from post-secondary institutions across Canada are selected to attend the workshop in Sudbury.
The students will embark on a four-day field trip to Kirkland Lake to explore the geology of that mining camp and parts of the Abitibi Greenstone belt.
Networking is an important aspect of the workshop and over the course of the two weeks the students will have an opportunity to meet and engage with over 80 industry volunteers and sponsors who contribute to the success of this extraordinary event.
Title photo credit: PDAC 2019. Supplied.