2022 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium (SMC) Open for Registration

The Student Minerals Colloquium Committee is pleased to announce the call for registration and abstract submissions for the 2022 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium (SMC). 

For the first time in its history, the Colloquium will be a hybrid event, taking place in-person and online at the PDAC 2022 Convention. This event will take place in Toronto, Canada, from March 7-9 (in-person) followed by an online event on March 10-11.

All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects linked to mineral deposits (e.g. mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental, hydrogeology, etc.) are encouraged to participate! 

Presenters will have the option to share their research with an audience of academics, students, and industry professionals either in-person, through poster format, or online, with a digital poster and short video presentation. The number of online participants is limited to 50. 

The SMC attracts hundreds of industry participants who attend the PDAC Convention, providing the broadest possible exposure for student research.

In addition, a panel of academics and industry professionals will judge the posters and presentations. Winners in multiple categories will earn prestige and cash prizes, thanks to our sponsors.

This year, judges will select six winners for the best online and in-person poster presentations at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. 

Next Steps

1.    Register

To reserve a spot, you must complete the Online Registration Form before December 1, 2021. Spaces are limited. Abstracts are due January 12, 2022. 

  • Information required: participant name, institution name, degree level (currently enrolled) and research category, presentation method (online or in-person).

  • You may register and save your spot before you submit your abstract. Submitting your abstract is the second and final step to ensure your participation.

2.    Prepare your Abstract

Abstracts must be submitted to the judging panel by midnight (EST) on January 12, 2022, using the Online Abstract Submission Form.

Abstracts received after this date will not be eligible for the competition. 

Information required: author(s), affiliation(s), and abstract title & body text.


Register today to reserve your spot! 

Email the SMC Organizing Committee at smc@laurentian.ca if you have questions regarding registration or submission requirements. The Committee will share instructions regarding the poster and presentation format at a later date.

We look forward to seeing you at Student Minerals Colloquium, either online or in-person!

2022 SMC Organizing Committee (Email: smc@laurentian.ca)

Gabrielle Fouillard

Mohamed Farhat

Umer Haider

Martina Boddy