The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM

Connecting the Global Metallurgy & Materials Community

MetSoc is a Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).


Call for abstracts is open! Join your peers at COM 2024

We welcome you — researchers, engineers, academics, and consultants to submit an abstract to the Conference of Metallurgists.

The technical programming will feature advanced manufacturing and materials, light metal in transportation, arsenic/minor element controls, corrosion, electrometallurgy, extractive metallurgy, biohydrometallurgy, critical materials, and sustainability.

Submit your abstract before January 5, 2024

Upcoming Events

Value Chain Series - Gold

December 6-7, 2023


The 35th Canadian Materials Science Conference (CMSC 2024)

May 22-25, 2024

University of Alberta

The 63rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists

August 19-22, 2024

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Latest News

November 20, 2023

COM 2023 video – Donald Sadoway
Value Chain Series – GOLD
Extraction 2025

November 13, 2023

COM 2023 video – Sam Marcuson and Peter Warrian
CMSC Award Nominations
Mine Evolution Game

November 6, 2023

COM 2023 video – Robin Gendron
Value Chain Gold
CMSC Awards

October 30, 2023

COM 2023 – video message from Dimitrios Filippou
LinkedIn articles of our members
Read CMQ articles

October 23, 2023

CMSC 2024 – call for symposia and workshops
LinkedIn article – Jessica Hiscocks
Read EDI articles

October 16, 2023

In loving memory of Fathi Habashi
MetSoc-CIM Orientation
COM 2024 – Call for abstracts

Who We Are

Visit each of our technical sections and standing commitee’s sub-sites to learn more about their initiatives.  MetSoc’s projects, programming, and publications are led by members in our sections and committees to help build environmental stewardship, value creation and social responsibility of our industry.


Providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and skills in technical and environmental areas.


Focusing on the principles and practice of extraction of metals.

Light Metals

Focusing on light metals and examining issues such as extraction and refining, fabrication & more.


Focusing on the secondary processing of materials and aspects of the in-situ performance of materials.

Minerals Science & Engineering

Bringing together scientists, engineers and academics through research and development.


Promoting the active exchange of information within the Canadian base metal industry.

Standing Committee

MetSoc’s standing committees include publication, membership services, student activities, business development, EDI, and historical metallurgy.

Board of Directors

The Board is composed of diverse members across Canada from all fields of metallurgy & materials sciences, academic, government, and industry.

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Years Since Founded

What We Provide


Advance your career, whether you are a student or a professional. Learn what MetSoc can do for you.

Member Benefits

Join CIM membership to grow in your field. Find out which membership level is right for you.


Technical papers, video learning library, & more, MetSoc has a strong technical component to share.

About CIM

CIM was formed only 31 years after Canada was founded – the result of individuals in the mining industry seeking a vehicle for lobbying for safety laws and workers’ protection, as well as a method of ensuring the communication of ideas.

CIM has eleven societies that are instrumental in helping industry professionals develop their knowledge and expertise in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and petroleum sectors. Being a member of MetSoc is being a member of CIM and all the benefits provided by CIM and its various other Societies that make up our CIM family.

The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM