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CSA Global and The PDAC Reveal 2019 Bursary Award Winners

2019-02-21 00:00 334

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CSA Global and The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is excited to announce its 2019 Joan Bath and Peter Howe Bursary Award winners.

The awards, which will be presented at the PDAC 2019 Convention during the Student-Industry Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, recognize geoscientists and mining engineers in their quest to advance the economic aspects of the mineral industry in Canada through research.

CSA Global's President of Americas, Stan Wholley, stated: "We are delighted to congratulate Rebecca Montsion, Recipient of the 2019 Joan Bath Award and James Kidder, Recipient of the 2019 Peter Howe Award. It is fantastic to be able to support the next wave of thought leaders in the pursuit of innovation, improved sustainability and profitability in the mineral industry. The research that each are undertaking has the potential to, lower costs for exploration, improve targeting and ultimately increase discovery rates for the industry - and we are proud to be able to encourage them to continue their work."

The Student Bursary Award Program was launched in 2018 in collaboration with PDAC to assist geoscientists and mining engineers, who possessed industry experience and are enrolled to undertake further study in the areas of economic geology or mining in the minerals sector. The honourees of the bursaries are inspirational figures from the CSA Global family.

Joan Bath, a talented mining engineering consultant from CSA Global in Perth, Western Australia has embodied excellence and achievement in the mining industry over several decades. Joan was the first woman to graduate as a mining engineer in Australia in 1974, and went on to have a long and distinguished career in the resource industry.

Peter Howe founded A.C.A. Howe International (now merged with CSA Global) in Toronto and went on to establish offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia. Peter studied geology and mine engineering, was a global leader in exploration consulting and was responsible for several important mine discoveries.

PDAC President, Glenn Mullan, stated: "The PDAC is delighted to congratulate both Rebecca Montsion and James Kidder on their respective accomplishments and awards. As Canada's mineral exploration and development sector strives to stay competitive on the global stage in the years ahead, ensuring that educational advancement opportunities are available to advance the skill sets of our workforce and to attract new talent is a key component for success. We wish them both all the best in their future endeavours."

The PDAC 2019 Convention will take place in Toronto, Canada from March 3-6, 2019.

About CSA Global
CSA Global is a mining, geological, technology, and management consulting company providing strategic services and advice to companies to the international mining industry. CSA Global services mining clients worldwide from its offices in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Please visit www.csaglobal.com

About the PDAC
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With over 8,000 members around the world, PDAC's mission is to promote a globally-responsible, vibrant and sustainable mineral sector that encourages best practices in technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance. PDAC is known worldwide for the annual PDAC Convention -- the premier international event for the industry -- that has attracted over 25,000 people from 135 countries in recent years and will next be held March 3-6, 2019 in Toronto. Please visit www.pdac.ca.

Source: CSA Global
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