Toronto: 2020 CIM Toronto Branch & CIM MES Student Day – REGISTER NOW!

January 17, 2020 all-day

Join us for the

CIM Toronto Branch & CIM MES 2020 Student Day

Career Showcase/Seminar & Student-Industry Luncheon


Friday, January 17, 2020


Career Showcase & Networking Seminar

Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street West, 63rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario



8:30 am – Registration/Breakfast

8:45 am – Welcome/Overview of CIM MES & Careers

9:00 am – Rotating Fireside Career Chat

10:15 am – Coffee Break

10:30 am – Networking Seminar

11:45 am – Closing Remarks


CIM Toronto Branch Student-Industry Luncheon

The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario


Friday, January 17, 2020



12:00 pm – Registration and Networking Reception

12:30 pm – Lunch with guest speaker

37th President of PDAC

1:15 pm – Presentation and Q&A

Canada’s Mineral Industry Competitiveness – An Overview

Abstract: An overview of the current state of competitiveness of the Canadian mineral exploration industry and quick look at some of the factors impacting a jurisdiction’s competitiveness.

1:45 pm – Networking Reception



Felix Lee is the 37th President of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

An economic geologist with over 30 years of experience, Felix was recently a Director and Principal Consultant with CSA Global Canada, an international mining and geological consulting firm, where he manages the day-to-day operations of the firm’s Toronto office in conjunction with the firm’s twelve other offices worldwide. Prior to that Felix was owner and president of Toronto-based mining and geological consultancy, A.C.A. Howe International Limited.

As a consultant, much of Felix’s work has involved the provision of independent geological due diligence reports and mineral property valuation opinions to clients wishing to list their company on the stock exchanges, raise financing for their projects, or pursue M&A opportunities. Felix has worked with both major and junior exploration companies, managing and working on grass-roots to advanced-stage exploration projects in North America, Central Europe, South America, Central Asia, Asia, and Africa, involving a variety of deposit types and commodities.

As a Director of the PDAC, Felix has served on the Executive, Governance & Nominating, Human Resource Development, and Membership committees. Much of his 12 years with PDAC has focused on tackling the human resource challenges facing the industry and helping grow PDAC’s Student and Early Career Program, including PDAC’s Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW). He has valued the opportunity to work with many of Canada’s promising young geoscience students and new graduates and witnessing first-hand their knowledge and understanding of our industry grow.

Felix is a registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in the province of Ontario and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists. He received his B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University, and earned his MBA at York and Northwestern universities.


Registration required for the Career Showcase/Seminar and/or Student-Industry Networking Luncheon

Note for students: No fee for the Career Showcase/Seminar; student rate for luncheon $20 on or before January 14

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