• February 8, 2021

CSA Global and The PDAC announce the Joan Bath and Peter Howe Bursary Award Winners 2021

Published on February 8th, 2021

TORONTO, CANADA – FEBRUARY 8, 2021 – CSA Global (an ERM Group company) and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) are excited to announce the 2021 Joan Bath and Peter Howe Bursary Award winners.

The awards announced for the third time at the PDAC 2021 Convention recognize geoscientists and mining engineers in their quest to advance the economic aspects of the mineral industry in Canada through research.

CSA Global Partner-Americas, Dr Neal Reynolds stated: “We are delighted to congratulate Tia Shapka-Fels and Darius Kamal, recipients of the 2021 Joan Bath and Peter Howe Bursary Awards. We were very impressed with the quality of their work to date and with the potential for their research to deliver outstanding contributions to industry, in very different but important fields, as it comes to fruition. We look forward to meeting them on Thursday March 11, 2021 when we will chat live at the PDAC 2021 Virtual Convention 2021.”

The Student Bursary Award Program was launched in 2018 in collaboration with PDAC to assist geoscientists and mining engineers to undertake further study in the areas of economic geology or mining.

The awards honour, Joan Bath, a highly respected mining engineer from CSA Global in Perth, Western Australia. Joan was the first woman to graduate as Mining Engineer in Australia and has embodied excellence and achievement in the mining industry over four decades.

The late Peter Howe was a geologist and mining engineer and an icon of the Canadian mining sector. Peter was a global leader in exploration consulting, and the founder of ACA Howe International (acquired by CSA Global in 2016) and was responsible for several important mine discoveries globally.

“PDAC congratulates Tia Shapka-Fels, recipient of the 2021 Joan Bath Bursary, for her research into the Investigation of concurrent surface and underground mining through the use of hybrid continuum-discontinuum models and Darius Kamal, the 2021 Peter Howe Bursary recipient, for his research on The Geometry and Kinematic History of Cordilleran Deformation on the Howard’s Pass Shale-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit,” says PDAC President, Felix Lee.

“We commend them on this this impressive achievement and wish them continued success. We look forward to their ongoing contribution to the mineral exploration and mining industry.”

CSA Global will exhibit alongside its parent company, ERM at the PDAC 2021 Convention in Toronto, Canada from March 8-11, 2021. Visit our website for information on activities scheduled.

Tia Shapka Fels, Recipient of the 2021 Joan Bath Award
Tia Shapka-Fels
Recipient of the 2021 Joan Bath Bursary Award

Darius Kamal, Recipient of the 2021 Peter Howe AwardUniversity of Toronto

Darius Kamal
Recipient of the 2021 Peter Howe Bursary Award

About CSA Global
CSA Global is a leading provider of consulting services to the global minerals industry and specialises in corporate, mining, resources, geometallurgy, geoscience, exploration, and water services. CSA Global has been delivering trusted technical services, training and independent advice to public and private mining companies, governments, industry associations, financial and legal groups globally for more than 35 years. CSA Global is a member of the ERM group of companies, a global provider of sustainability advisory services, including environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting. CSA Global and ERM work collaboratively on projects with a view to better support the evolving needs of our clients to help them operate more sustainably. Please visit csaglobal.com for more information.

Media Enquiries:
Magda Fimmano | Marketing and Communications Manager | CSA Global Pty Ltd
E: magda.fimmano@csaglobal.com
M: +61 (0) 406 383 203

About PDAC

PDAC is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With over 7,200 members around the world, PDAC’s work centres on supporting a competitive, responsible mineral sector. PDAC is known worldwide for its 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 virtually March 8-11, 2021.Please visit pdac.ca.

Media contact 
Laural Adams | Communications Manager | PDAC
E: ladams@pdac.ca
M: 1-289-707-5420

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