Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

April 25, 2012 11:31 ET

Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore to Speak at Annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop in Sudbury

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 25, 2012) - Patrick Moore, Greenpeace co-founder and author of Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: the Making of a Sensible Environmentalist, will give the keynote address on May 18, 2012, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) in Sudbury, Ontario.

Moore, a leader of the international environmental movement for more than 30 years, speaks and writes about the myths and misinformation that distort current environmental debates. He calls for issues to be discussed on the basis of accurate scientific data, a search for consensus, and the creation of sustainable solutions.

"Since my entry into the global environmental movement in 1971-and especially in the last decade- mining has contributed significantly to a more sustainable world economy, and key beneficiaries of this progress are mining workers, families and communities," says Moore.

Scott Jobin-Bevans, PDAC past-president and one of the founders of S-IMEW, says, "S-IMEW has evolved into a world-class workshop for students. There's nothing else like it in Canada. Each day, students participate in hands-on learning experiences in the field, and in the evenings they network with industry and hear from a phenomenal group of speakers. Everyone is looking forward to hearing Dr. Moore speak-his experience with sustainability issues is unique."

S-IMEW provides the top geoscience students in Canada with an intensive two-week workshop on mineral exploration and mining. The program was created to encourage students to pursue a career in mineral exploration and development and give them a foothold in the industry.

It is estimated that 100,000 skilled workers will be needed over the next 10 years to meet the labour needs of the mineral exploration and mining sector.

S-IMEW runs from May 4 - 19, 2012. For more information, visit www.pdac.ca/students/.

About the PDAC

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is a national association representing the mineral exploration and development industry. The PDAC has over 10,000 individual and corporate members.

Contact Information

  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
    Carolyn Foster
    Communications Specialist
    416.362.1969 x233
    cfoster@pdac.ca