The Leishman family have created this award in honour of Dr. Donald M. Leishman. Don worked as a family physician in Kirkland Lake, Toronto, and finally Thunder Bay, where he practiced for 42 years, but one of his passions was always geology and mining. Some of Don’s favourite memories were made at the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention in Toronto each year. He loved bumping into old friends, making new ones, and enjoying great meals with his family and friends in the industry from around the world.Through this award, the Leishman family hope to continue Don’s legacy of generosity and mentorship, and provide students in exploration and mining with an opportunity to attend the PDAC Convention, develop lasting friendships, and advance their career through learning and mentorship.PDAC is pleased to support the Dr. Donald M. Leishman Convention Experience that provides financial support for five students to attend the PDAC 2023 Convention and exposes them to networking and learning opportunities with industry professionals.
The Experience will cover the cost of flights, accommodations, PDAC student membership, an All-Access Student Pass and access to a ticketed networking event for each selected student. Students will receive a meal allowance and invitations to various networking events during the Convention.
ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA
Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in a geoscience or mining related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution and have never attended the PDAC Convention before. Candidates must be available to travel to Toronto on Saturday March 4 and attend the convention until Wednesday March 8, 2023.
Interested candidates must submit a resume and a short (3 – 5 minute) video that highlights their interest in their program of study, why they would like to work in the minerals industry and what they hope to gain from the convention. Completed submissions must include a resume and a link to an externally hosted video.
Application deadline: December 5, 2022.