MDRU contributes to improved education, training and research in exploration geoscience for the benefit of the minerals industry.  We can only do this because of the financial support that we get from our industry partners in the form of membership fees which provide essential sustaining funds for our operations.

Be a part of the equation, help us give back to the industry by becoming an MDRU Corporate Member.

Membership details are below, and there are various ways to pay membership fees.
By cheque, please make payment to “University of British Columbia” and mail to:
MDRU-Dept. of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
2020 – 2207 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

By credit card, click here.

By wire payment, email us for details at


Apply now and become a MDRU Corporate Member.


Renew your annual MDRU Corporate Membership and pay online now.

Member Resources

Members can access select MDRU archives.

Project sponsors can access project files online.

Current Members

We appreciate the support from all of our members. See the list of current MDRU Corporate Members.

MDRU Corporate Membership Levels

We appreciate your support. A range of membership levels are available to accommodate the diversity of our industry.

Foundation $25,000 – Open to all companies looking to make a contribution and receive benefits resulting from high-level interactions with MDRU research and training.  Includes representation on the MDRU Board of Directors.

Major Producer $10,000
– For companies with two or more operating mines.

Emerging Producer $5,000 – For mid-tier producers with a single large mine or several small operating mines.

Exploration Stable $4,000 – For junior exploration groups with several companies under one umbrella, with benefits for each company and all employees.

Support Services $3,000 – For companies that provide services to exploration and mining companies, e.g. consulting firms, laboratories, drilling service providers, environmental consultants.

Junior Explorer $1,500 – For junior exploration companies without revenue from operating mines

Individual $500 – For individual consultants, retired explorers, and enthusiastic supporters

Member Benefits

As an MDRU member, you are supporting research, education and training for a better smarter and more successful industry. Your company also has the opportunity to access a variety resources and benefits.


  • MDRU Researchers have extensive experience and are available to discuss your exploration issues
  • UBC Professors can provide a range of expertise and research experience
  • Dedicated MDRU staff can provide technical, research and analytical support
  • MDRU students are trained to flourish in the industry and graduate ready for employment
  • Visiting Professors and Lecturers provide learning and collaboration opportunities


Training & Events

  • MDRU Corporate Members receive exclusive or priority notice for many events and opportunities
  • Be first in line to join our short courses or participate in field trips
  • Corporate Members receive significant discounts for all events with registration
  • Set-up a bespoke in-house training for your team with our experts
  • Let us help you learn to use industry standard software to solve problems
  • Exclusive invitations to industry talks and social events


  • We can provide access to specialized analytical equipment
  • Rock and sample preparation services
  • Microscopes and optical imaging
  • Fluid inclusion analysis
  • C & O stable isotope analysis
  • Alteration studies using TerraSpec SWIR spectroscopy
  • Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy
  • Access to scientific journals, industry newsletters and magazines
  • Access to project archives and assets including the BHP Island Copper archives and UBC Pb-isotope & galena archive.
  • Plug into our GIS and computing facilities and advanced software
  • Members-only password-protected website of selected past project reports, maps and data sets, including unpublished technical reports
Current Members
Foundation Members
Corporate Members
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Almaden Minerals Limited
AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd.
Antofagasta Minerals Canada
Arras Minerals Corp. *NEW 2021*
Brixton Metals Corporation
Centerra Gold Inc.
DeBeers Group
Eagle Plains Resources Ltd
Eldorado Gold Corp.
Equinox Gold Corp.
Fireweed Zinc Ltd.
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.
FPX Nickel Corp.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Giga Metals Corporation
GoldMining Inc.
Goldspot Discoveries Corp. *NEW 2021*
GR Silver
Group Ten Metals *NEW 2021*
Hannan Metals Ltd. *NEW 2021*
Hecla Mining Company
High Power Exploration Inc.
IAMGOLD Corporation *NEW 2021*
Imperial Metals Corporation
Jaxon Mining Inc.
Liberty Gold Corp.
MAG Silver Corp.
Metallis Resources Inc.
Nevada Exploration Inc.
Orogen Royalties Inc.
Pacific Empire Minerals Corp.
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
Pretium Resources Inc.
SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Stuhini Exploration Ltd. *NEW 2021*
Snowline Gold Corp *New 2021*
Taseko Mines Limited *NEW 2021*
Tectonic Metals Inc.
Tudor Gold Corp *NEW 2021*
Uranium Energy Corp.
Westhaven Ventures Inc.
Zacapa Resources *NEW 2021*
Government Associates
British Columbia Geological Survey
Colombia Geological Survey (SGC)
Geological Survey of Canada
Geoscience BC
Yukon Geological Survey
Individual Members
Matt Bodnar
Daniel Brisbin
Ron Britten
Frank Callaghan *NEW 2021*
Stephen Cook *NEW 2021*
Greg Davison
Janelle Smith *NEW 2021*
Kim Heberlein
William R. Howard *NEW 2021*
Debbie James
Julian Manco *NEW 2021*
Nancy Reardon *NEW 2021*
David Rhys *NEW 2021*
Brock Riedell
Daniel Rubiolo
Christopher Smith
Raymond Strafehl
MDRU Founders
Peter Bradshaw
John McDonald
Alastair Sinclair