• September 20, 2020

Applications now open for the Joan Bath and Peter Howe Bursary Awards 2021

Published on September 20th, 2020

CSA Global and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) are pleased to announce applications are now open for the Joan Bath and Peter Howe Bursary Awards in 2021.

The two $3,000 Student Bursary Award Program is open to tertiary qualified geoscientists and mining engineers, who possess three years industry experience and enrolled to undertake further study in the areas of economic geology or mining in the minerals sector.


The bursary will be available to one male and one female enrolled in post-graduate studies in geoscience or a field of engineering related to mining, with a minimum of three year’s industry experience. The applicant must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the economic development of the mineral industry through exploration, mineral resource estimation, mine geology, mine engineering or metallurgy.

These bursaries target applicants whose thesis topic will contribute to the improved performance of the industry in an economic sense. This could be through the development of improved methods for exploration or mining, advancement of technology, application of new technology to better understand mineral systems, or by improving the performance of mining companies and mines in the field of sustainability, profitability, innovation or technology.

Applications close December 1, 2020

Mining Engineer Joan Bath

Joan Bath

The first Bursary is in honour of Joan Bath, an inspirational mining engineer from the CSA Global in Perth, Western Australia, who has embodied excellence and achievement in the mining industry over several decades. Joan is a true pioneer for women in mining and was the first female to graduate as a Mining Engineer in Australia in 1974, the first to be employed as a mining engineer in industry and the first to gain a first-class quarry manager certification in Western Australia.

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Peter Howe

Peter Howe

The second Bursary is named in honour of Peter Howe who founded A.C.A. Howe International in Toronto and went on to establish offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia. A.C.A. Howe went on to become a leader in global exploration consulting and was responsible for several discoveries around the world, including the Bernic Lake Tantalum mine in Canada, Jabiluka Uranium Mine in Australia, and Mount Muro in Indonesia.

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Magda Fimmano
CSA Global Marketing and Communications Manager
E: marketing@csaglobal.com


Krishana Michaud
Manager, Student Program
T: 416-362-1969 x 297
E: kmichaud@pdac.ca

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