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MERC Workshops

As part of the Co-Op option in Mineral Exploration, within the Honours BSc. Geology program, MERC organizes and delivers a series of one- to two-day workshops. Listed below are some of the upcoming workshops, all of which are free for students.  For more information about the Co-Op BSc. option and/or the workshops please contact Dr. Harold Gibson.

Scientific and Technical Writing: 

January 2014
The workshop provides tools, tips, guidelines and the grammatical rules for effective scientific and technical writing, including scientific manuscripts, theses, and industry and government reports.


First Nation Concerns and Exploration - Two sides of the coin: 


Fall 2014 
The purpose of the workshop is to inform students of First Nation and Industry perspectives related to exploring on First Nation traditional land use areas, to learn about the treaties that govern exploration on First Nation Lands, and to learn, first hand, from their experiences. The workshop will be presented by experts from First Nation Communities, Academia, the Mining Industry, and the Ontario Government. 

Introduction to Exploration, Resource Visualization, Resource / Reserve Estimation Methodologies and Mining Methods:

Fall 2014
The workshop provides an introduction to the diverse careers that are available, and the skill-sets required, in the exploration and mining sectors. The workshop is taught by industry professionals and is designed for students, and for geoscientists new to the exploration and mining industry.