PDAC - SEG Student Minerals Colloquium 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Cocktail reception from 3:00 - 6:00pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) South Building, Room 701


PDAC, the SEG Canada Foundation, the Mineral Exploration Research Centre, and the Goodman School of Mines in cooperation with Student Leaders from the Laurentian University and Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre SEG Student Chapters will host the Annual “Student Minerals Colloquium” on Tuesday, March 5th in the Room 701 of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) South Building.  The Colloquium will include more than 85 poster presentations highlighting current research on mineral deposits and related studies by students across the world.


Industry Participation

The Student Minerals Colloquium (SMC) provides industry professionals with an unparalleled opportunity to support ongoing student (BSc. (Hons)., MSc., PhD.) research relating to the mining industry. By attending the SMC, industry professionals will gain useful insight into current projects being undertaken by students across the world. Research will cover a wide variety of topics, including gold deposits, base metal deposits, geophysics, environmental sustainability, experimental studies, and more.



All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects with a link to mineral deposits (e.g. mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental, hydrogeology, etc.) are encouraged to participate. Students working on projects with a link to mineral deposits will present their research to an audience of academics, students, and industry professionals in poster format. The event attracts hundreds of industry participants who are attending PDAC, and therefore provides the widest-possible exposure for current research. Posters will be judged by a panel of academics and industry professionals, and cash prizes will be awarded to winners in multiple categories.

All posters must be written in English, and accompanied by an abstract, which will be published on this webpage in a format that is citable. Instructions to submit abstracts are below, along with details on poster formatting. If you have further questions, please contact smc@laurentian.ca.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts can be submitted on this website (see below). Abstracts must be under 400 words, and in the following format; any abstracts not received in this format will be rejected. Download abstract template.


XX LastName1, YY LastName2, ZZ LastName3

1Department, University, City, Province; 2Department, University, City, Province; 3Department, University, City, Province;

Abstract Text (12 point Times New Roman, single paragraph, no indent, single spaced, 400 words maximum). No figures. No tables. No references.

Abstracts will be reviewed and only those that are free of errors will be accepted, so students should prepare their abstracts well ahead of time and have their Supervisors review them. Abstracts must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 13 January 2019, late submissions will be placed on a wait list, reviewed and included only if there is space, and will not be eligible for prizes.


Poster Dimensions

Posters must be designed to fit inside a 45” high x 90” long poster panel (maximum dimensions) and should be affixed with Velcro® hook material that will permit them to be affixed to felt-covered boards.


We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Student Minerals Colloquium! 

Rebecca Montsion, Joshua Grattage, and Kendra Zammit
SMC Coordinators
SEG Student Chapter
Laurentian University

Sandra Christin Wind
SMC Coordinator
SEG Student Chapter
Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre

Contact us at smc@laurentian.ca

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