2022 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium (SMC)


  • 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. 
  • The in-person awards ceremony and reception take place on Tuesday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in room 717.   




New Call for Registration

The Student Minerals Colloquium Committee is pleased to announce a new call for registration and abstract submission 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 now take place in Toronto, Canada, from June 13-15 (in-person) followed by an online event on June 28-29.

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 pre-recorded video presentation. In-person participation is limited to 100 posters and online participation to 50 posters.  

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

Posters are judged by a panel of academics and industry professionals, and thanks to our sponsors, cash prizes are awarded to winners in multiple categories. Judges will select six winners for the best online and in-person poster presentations at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.  

Upon registration, details regarding the format and submission of print and digital posters and pre-recorded video presentations will be provided.


To reserve your spot, complete the online registration and abstract submission form before midnight (EST) on April 20, 2022.

The following information is required: 

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

  • An abstract of 400 words or less complete with title, author(s), and affiliation(s)

Register Now

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