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Membership Services Standing Committee

The membership standing Chair and its committee are responsible for the development programs and the improvement of existing services for the general MetSoc members.  In addition, the Membership Chair has the responsibility of managing the Emerging Professionals program.


COM 2023: Wasmund Memorial Symposium of Sustainability in Pyrometallurgy

This symposium is held in honor of the late Dr. Bert Wasmund for his lifelong contribution to the design and implementation of novel technologies, toward more sustainable pyrometallurgy.

COM 2023 Pub Night

The annual Pyrometallurgy community pub night will take place in Toronto on August 22.  Tickets will be on sale by the pyrometallurgy section and will be by invitation only.  Stay tuned for more information!

Current Initiatives

Emerging Professionals (EP) Activities

The EPs are involved in a multitude of ways with the MetSoc community and senior leadership. They currently host a Cross-Talk webinar series and Lunch/Learn sessions. 

Paths to Increase Membership at MetSoc

The committee is looking at surveying the community to find trends and needs that require addressing. More to come at a later date.

Job Board for the Community

One of the goals was to bring more service and opportunities to members.  The new job board on this website hopes to provide a free service to this community.

Awards & Scholarships

Our committee has created several awards for both professionals and students.

Metsoc Pyrometallurgy Student Award - in Honor of Professor Toguri

Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award

(not open to general nominations) 


Hydrometallurgy is part of the wider field of extractive metallurgy where the science and technologies of aqueous solution chemistry are applied in an environmentally sound and cost effective ways for the recovery of metals from a wide variety of metal-bearing sources, such as ores, concentrates, intermediates and recycled materials, into useable products for the society.

Hydrometallurgy technologies form an integral part of a growing number of metallurgical processes, both in operation and in development. Canada is richly endowed with mineral resources and is a world leader in hydrometallurgical production plants, technology development and education.

The Hydrometallurgy Section serves the hydrometallurgy community in Canada and abroad by:

The Section operates through a committee comprised of representatives from major mining companies in Canada, academic and research institutions, as well as technology vendors and engineering companies that have a strong presence in the field of hydrometallurgy.


Georges Houlachi

Hydro Quebec, LTE lab

The Membership Chairperson is responsible for managing the Emerging Professionals program and support with the development of new programs. They are also assisting with the development of general member needs/trends and the improvement of existing services.

Membership Services Committee Members

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