Laurentian University brings mining and exploration expertise to PDAC

Laurentian University brings mining and exploration expertise to PDAC


(SUDBURY, ON - June 8, 2022) Laurentian University’s Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Goodman School of Mines, and Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) will be hosting a booth on the main trade show floor at the Prospectors and Developers Association Convention (PDAC) in Toronto from June 13-15. 

MIRARCO will also be on hand, exhibiting within PDAC’s Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) Pavillion to highlight its innovative research, technologies, solutions, and services. 

Representatives from Laurentian University and MIRARCO are ready to discuss ways to continue to meet mining sector needs in education, research, and technology; bridging current and emerging knowledge and skills gaps.

Visitors to the Laurentian University and MIRARCO booths, #1230 and #1036, respectively, can expect to find information about programs, courses, professional development, research, laboratory and other services, career opportunities, partnerships, and more. 

PDAC participants should mark their calendars and attend the following activities/presentations:

  • Extracting Battery Minerals from Mine Waste: Introducing the Centre for Mine Waste Biotechnology in Sudbury. Presentation by Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk, MIRARCO, Sudbury, Canada. Monday, June 13, 2:15 p.m., Northern Ontario Mining Showcase, booth 1036.
  • Archean Gold Deposits in Canada
    Technical Session: Gold metallogeny of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt; Speaker: Ross Sherlock, Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC), Sudbury, Canada. Tuesday, June 14, 11:00 - 11:22 a.m., room 714.  
  • Student Minerals Colloquium
    Join us for the 13th annual PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium (SMC) poster competition, which takes place in Toronto from June 13-15 and online June 28-29. Six student researchers from the Harquail School of Earth Sciences will be among approximately 50 students from around the world presenting their research at PDAC in-person and online. The in-person awards ceremony and reception take place on Tuesday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in room 717.   

Laurentian University is located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a world-renowned centre for mining and mineral exploration research, education, and technological development. As Canada’s Mining University, Laurentian offers essential programs and partners with the mining and exploration industry to advance the sector through education, training, and research. The University is also home to the Metal Earth project, which seeks to transform our understanding of Earth’s early evolution and the processes that govern differential metal endowment. Metal Earth is the largest university-led geoscience research project of its kind. 


Media Contact:

Lynn Bulloch

Communications Manager

Harquail School of Earth Sciences & Mineral Exploration Research Centre

Laurentian University



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