Tim Chadwick selected to attend the 2014 S-IMEW

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Carleton University Earth Sciences student, Tim Chadwick, selected to attend the 2014 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) in the Greater Sudbury area from May 3-16.

From May 3-16, twenty-six senior geosciences students from across Canada will converge on the Greater Sudbury area from the PDAC’s annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW).  The two-week, all expenses-paid gathering will give the students, hand-picked from post-secondary institutions across the country, an opportunity to experience the many facets of the mineral exploration industry. 

Tim Chadwick, a 4th-year undergraduate student from the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University is one of the successful students who were selected to attend S-IMEW this year.  Tim has spent the last two summers working in mineral exploration with Northern Gold Mining Inc. in the Kirkland Lake area (2012) and Goldcorp at the Musselwhite Mine (2013); he is currently undertaking research for his B.Sc. Honours Thesis, which is based on the results of his 2013 field work examining the gold potential of a shear zone in the environs of the Musselwhite Mine.

 Tim working in the field in Northern Ontario                                       Tim working in the field in northern Ontario

The workshop will be held at College Boreal in Sudbury, where students will participate in lectures, presentations, and hands-on sessions that will include exploration and mapping techniques, mineral deposits, geophysics, geochemistry, regulatory requirements, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and more.  During the second week of the workshop the students will embark on a four-day field trip to the Abitibi Greenstone Belt that will include a tour and overview of the geology of the Val d’Or area and also a tour of the Noranda mining camp in Québec.  Students have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals every evening and at networking events such as the ‘Welcome Reception’, Grillin’ n Drillin’ BBQ and the grand finale, the ‘Closing Dinner, which are also open to industry professionals from the Greater Sudbury area.

The PDAC (Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada) has been running the S-IMEW workshop since 2007: Scott Jobin-Bevans, PDAC past-President and Co-founder of the workshop, says “the event is designed to attract students to the mineral exploration industry and give them a practical and business perspective of mineral exploration not generally available in the classroom.  This country is a world leader in mineral exploration.  If we are to retain this dominant position, we must do everything we can to encourage highly qualified young people to enter the industry.  The students attending the workshop are our future leaders.