Students - Activities and Services
Here are some of the highlights offered to students during COM. The schedule is preliminary- stay tuned for updates in the spring of 2011. Plan for your future now! Come and participate at COM2011- the biggest Metallurgy and Materials Conference in Canada!
- Schedule of Events
- Poster Competition
- Travel Funding
- Student Volunteers at COM
- Students Tour: Xstrata CCR
- Becoming a member of CIM
ACTIVITY (subject to change)
|Friday, September 30||15:00 - 18:00 Student Volunteer Training|
|Saturday, October 1||-|
|Sunday, October 2|| 15:00-21:00
19:00-21:00 Student Bowling Night
|Monday, October 3|| 08:00-17:00
|Tuesday, October 4|| 08:00-17:00
Poster Session continues
16:30-18:30 Final Judging
18:00-19:30 Student Mixer
|Wednesday, October 5||09:45-12:00 Round Table - Industry Student|
| Thursday, October 6
Student Industrial Tour
Bowling?! Why not join your fellow students in a friendly game/competition of bowling?! FREE for all COM students! Beverages, food, transport and game fee all paid by MetSoc. Our transportation will leave at 7pm from the Hilton. Sign up with your online registration.
Student Industry Mixer - Sponsored by
Representatives from industry and students are invited to meet informally. We will announce the winners of the Student Poster session and have door prizes. This event is free for students and does not require you to register. We hope to see you there!
Poster Session will be held October 3 and 4th. See the below schedule for specific operational hours (hours subject to change):
Sunday, October 2: Posters set up before 9pm
Monday, October 3 to Tuesday, October 4: Poster Session
Wednesday, October 5: Tear down
- Cash prized and gifts will be awards to the best posters in various categories. Your chance to show off!
- Call for Posters is now closed. You will receive an email confirmation that your poster has been received. All posters are welcome and we do not have an approval/review process for Posters. Deadline to submit posters was August 15, 2011 (revised deadline).
Poster Instructions for All:
Every author should be aware of the following recommendations before preparing their posters:
- Poster size – Maximum 90 X 120 cm (3ft wide X 4ft tall). You will share your board with another presenter.
- Readability – Background and font colours have to be chosen in order to get enough contrast and be easily legible from a distance of three feet.
- Set-up –Participants will be asked to set-up their poster before 21:00 on Sunday. Judging will take place between 16:30-18:00 Tuesday.
- Attendance – Presenters should be present at their poster during viewing time for conference delegates.
- The author’s name and address and the title of the paper, his/her student status should be described on the top section of the Poster.
- Material for attaching the posters and illustrations will be supplied by the organizers.
Judging Criteria - Criteria will consist of:
- Technical Content – background, procedure, analysis and discussion of results, conclusions (valid and supported).
- Appearance – overall layout, clarity, legibility and amount of text, quality of illustrations, graphs and micrographs.
- Oral Presentation – organisation, clarity, timing.
Financial assistance is available to support student travel to the conference. A variety of student funding is available from different sections of MetSoc. Priority will be given to poster or paper presenters and CIM student members enrolled in a Canadian University. The student activities budget allocates up to $5,000.00 Cdn in travel funding for student members of CIM who wish to attend the conference. Requests are pooled and funds are distributed according to priority based on location and participation at COM. Not all requests will be met. Funding will be determined by the end of August. Please use the Student Travel Request Form here and send your request for funding, including an abstract of your accepted paper/poster to: Brigitte Farah, MetSoc of CIM Tel.: (514) 939-2710, ext. 1329, Fax: (514) 939-2714, firstname.lastname@example.org .
We would like to invite our Students to volunteer for COM 2011. It’s an excellent opportunity to network and earn some extra cash. If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com . To view the Staff Manual click here!
Focus: Copper Refinerie
Date: Thursday, October 6
Limited capacity: 20
Tour includes: bus transporation
The CCR refinery is located in Montreal, Quebec, it has been in operation since 1931. The plant is equipped to process anodes that are high in bismuth, antimony, lead and nickel. CCR refinery’s products include copper cathodes, gold, silver and other specialty metals and chemicals, including selenium, tellurium, copper sulphate, nickel sulphate and a concentrate of platinum group metals.
Itinerary: Under development
09:00 - 09:30 Departure Hilton Hotel Montreal to CCR
09:30 - 12:00 Tour and Presentation
12:00 - 12:30 Return to Hilton
CIM has designed their student program to offer the student as much room for participation as possible in professional and technical societies. The goals of such participation are awareness and technical competence, critical goals to insuring that student membership will continue to build a sound foundation for future growth. Benefits include:
- Lock into the network - Seek out jobs
- Participate at CIM meetings
- Acquire and share technical knowledge with the industry
- Receive publications
- Appear in the annual CIM directory - the industry's leading resource.
- Publish in CIM Magazine
- Enhance your resume
- Demonstrate your interest to potential employers
Click here to become a member of CIM: https://www.cim.org/forms/student/app_personal.cfm