2023 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium 


Call for Registration 


We are pleased to announce a call for registration and abstract submission for the 2023 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium (SMC). 

Returning to its original format, the Colloquium will take place as an in-person event at the PDAC 2023 Convention in Toronto, Canada, from March 5-8, 2023.

All students (BSc, MSc, PhD) working on projects linked to earth science and economic geology* (e.g. mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental, hydrogeology, etc.) are encouraged to participate! 

Presenters will have the opportunity to share their research with an audience of academics, students, and industry professionals in a poster format located within the Investors Exchange exhibit. 

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 three winners for the best poster presentations from each of the BSc, MSc, and PhD categories. Winners will be recognized at the SMC reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 7, from 3:30 - 5 p.m.  



The registration process for entering the Student Minerals Colloquium has two mandatory components:

(1) Registration - due December 16, 2022 Registration and abstract submission extended to January 23, 2023 (midnight EST)

(2) Abstract Submission - due January 13, 2023 LAST CHANCE - Registration and abstract submission extended to January 23, 2023 (midnight EST) 


The following information is required: 

  • Participant name, institution name, degree level (currently enrolled) and research category. 

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


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*The Student Minerals Colloquium Committee reserves the right to decline abstract and poster submissions should they not meet the event criteria.

Questions? For FAQs, see: https://merc.laurentian.ca/seg-smc

Questions regarding registration or submission requirements may be directed to the SMC Organizing Committee at smc@laurentian.ca.

We look forward to seeing you at Student Minerals Colloquium 2023!

2023 SMC Organizing Committee (Email: smc@laurentian.ca)

Evan Hall

Shalaila Bhalla

Emma Roberts 

Muhammed Veero