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MAC awards 2018 Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship

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Yesterday, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) reported that Poonam Madan has been awarded the 2018 Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics. This annual scholarship recognises the innovative work by some of Canada’s students currently pursuing degrees in economics, mineral economics or mining commerce.

MAC's President and CEO, Pierre Gratton, commented: “Each year, we are impressed by the calibre of entries received from individuals across Canada who are in the midst of their studies and who have exciting ideas regarding research and innovation in the mining sector.”

“These students represent the best of the best, and this year we are excited to recognise and support the work of Poonam Madan, who not only has industry experience, but also has a strong research commitment to environmental sustainability, which is a top priority for our sector. We are pleased that this scholarship will be used towards her MBA studies, and look forward to seeing what she will accomplish in her future work with the mining sector,” he added.

Since its roots in 2012, MAC and its members have utilised the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship to support the educational journey of students committed to advancing the Canadian mining industry and who show a passion for the minerals sector.

Madan, who is currently a student at Athabasca University in Edmonton, in addition to being a Senior Sustainability Advisor at Sherritt, commented: “I am thrilled to have the support of MAC and this scholarship.”

“The MBA programme has emphasised the importance of sustainability in a company’s business strategy and the courses in this programme have enabled me to better articulate the competitive advantages to industry that result from implementing these practices. Through my studies and, as I move forward in my career, I am looking forward to supporting sustainability initiatives in the mining sector and ensuring that climate policies, social equity and other key concerns are prioritised as Canada’s mining industry continues to evolve.”

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