We are looking for experienced mineral exploration and mining professionals (not just geoscientists) to pass on their wisdom to the next generation through our upcoming "Mineral Exploration Knowledge & Skills Seminar Series".
Upcoming seminars will take place at the McEwen Mining office (150 King St W #2800). They will take place every other Thursday, beginning on February 8 and ending on April 19, for a total of six seminars. Each seminar will either feature two one-hour long presentations by different speakers, or a single two-hour presentation by one speaker. They will run from 5-8 pm and will include dinner & drinks between the two speakers, or half way through longer presentations, to facilitate discussion and networking.
The theme of the seminars is to prepare early-career geoscientists for jobs in mineral exploration and mining by filling the gap between academia and industry. We are looking for presentations that can teach practical skills and know-how (e.g. how to do a specific type of survey, an in depth look at a specific deposit, QAQC best practices, metallurgy 101, etc.) We are also looking for presentations on non-geoscientific topics related to mining and mineral exploration (e.g. business, social, legal, etc.) so that participants can cultivate a deeper understanding of the industry and their role within it.
The seminars will be recorded (possibly broadcast live) and made available freely so that they may benefit early-career geoscientists across the country and internationally. We encourage the use of interactive activities such as practical exercises, discussions, case studies, and demonstrations.
If you are interested in volunteering to give a presentation please contact Jamal Amin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will set up a Go-To-Webinar to give geoscience students at universities across the country the opportunity to benefit from our seminars.
The seminars are targeted to "early-career geoscientists". This includes 3rd & 4th year undergrads, recent graduates & grad students. Our past seminars have had people coming from across Southern Ontario and occasionally even farther away. Some of those attending are already working in the industry and some have not yet had the pleasure.