MetSoc is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). Organized as the Metallurgy Division in 1945, it became the Metallurgical Society in 1967, and the Metallurgy and Materials Society in 2010.
MetSoc consists of six technical sections which lead the organization of programming at the Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM) and provide a forum for the networking of professionals from all sectors. These sections cover Hydrometallurgy, Pyrometallurgy, Light Metals, Materials, Mineral Science, and Sustainability. All are strongly volunteer-driven and have connections across academia, industry, and government.
To meet important professional needs that cross technical boundaries, there are standing committees for Member Services, Student Affairs, Historical Metallurgy, Publications, Business Development and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Each has the mandate to work with the membership to develop and promote programs in these areas.
A strong focus of MetSoc is student engagement. There are Student Chapters in place at a number of universities across Canada. The Society is also a strong supporter and trustee of the annual Canadian Materials Science Conference (CMSC) which acts as a national forum organized for young researchers to meet and present their work.
Over the years MetSoc has grown to become one of the premier global organizations serving the international metallurgy and materials community. Its annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM) is a preeminent event on the international metallurgy meeting calendar. In partnership with sister societies, MetSoc is also a lead organizer of key world-class conference series such as Copper and Lead-Zinc.
To be the trusted community of materials and metallurgy practitioners.
To serve our members, society and others involved in the research, development and application of the science and technologies for the sustainable extraction, fabrication, utilization and recycling of metals and materials.