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Student Multi-Scale Image Contest 2024

The winners will be announced in May.
Their images will be mounted and displayed at the 63rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2024) in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 19-22, 2024.

The following images are the winners from 2023. Congratulations again to Lori Manoukian, Sevda Fathipour, Corina Maftei and Gautam Genani. 

5 best tips to make the most of your MetSoc experience

Becoming a CIM member is the first step to being part of the Metallurgy and Materials Society. Membership opens a gateway to connecting with the right people. You can learn more about your field and make a difference in the community. 
CIM Student Membership is only $20 CAD a year. 
What do members do?
A great way to make the most of your membership is to volunteer. You can present a paper or poster at a conference, organize a field trip, join a student chapter and much more. Learn more about CIM membership benefits.

The Conference of Metallurgists

The Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM) is the premier event for metallurgists and materials scientists in Canada. This event consists of symposia that attract experts from all over the world. It also includes scientific and technical workshops, a trade show and industrial tours. This conference takes place every year in August. 

You can present technical oral or poster presentations. You can attend section meetings and special events such as the Student-Industry Mixer.

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The Canadian Materials Science Conference

The Canadian Materials Science Conference (CMSC) is an annual student-based conference. It takes place at a Canadian university in May/June. The conference provides an informal atmosphere for +150 delegates. We encourage a wide range of participation from graduate students. While also bringing distinguished researchers for the more focused workshops and symposia.

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Student Awards and Scholarships

MetSoc and its technical sections encourage Canadian students in the metallurgy and materials science fields by offering many awards and scholarships to honour their accomplishments. We provide over $30,000 in scholarships and student awards each year.

The call for applications opens in December and closes in March. 

View the list of student awards and scholarships

Best Poster Award

Take part in the poster session at a conference such as COM and CMSC, and compete in the student poster competition for cash prizes. This provides students and delegates with the opportunity to display their work and make new contacts within their field. Consult this year’s list of events to see which conference offers a poster competition.

Conference Travel Funding

COM and CMSC have student travel funding available for CIM Student members enrolled in a Canadian University traveling more than 500 km to the conference. Funding opens in January. Applications must be filled out by May. 

Any request for travel funding should include a letter of support from their current supervisor. Priority is given to undergraduates. The maximum funding is $500 depending on travel requirements. Students are advised of the final decision about one month prior to the conference. For more information, visit the conference’s website.

Additional funding is available from MetSoc Technical Sections. Learn more about what they have to offer.

The MetSoc Student Chapters are groups of students assembled to organize activities related to the fields of mineral extraction, metallurgy and materials science. Student Chapter benefits include conference and field trip funding, a distinguished lecturer program and a competition with a cash prize. All students are welcome to join their university’s chapter. 

View the list of Universities with a Chapter

If your university doesn’t have a Chapter, why not create a Chapter? Contact to find out how to create your chapter.


Sidney Omelon

Department of Materials Engineering, McGill University


Ali Nasiri

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University

The Student Activities Chairperson’s primary responsibility is to work in the interest of Students whose main requirements are employment, funding and exposure to the industry. They will facilitate Student-Industry interaction with social events and Industry-Student Mixer at the Conference of Metallurgists. They will oversee MetSoc Student Chapters and assist in planning activities for the universities across Canada.