Student - Activities and Services
Oct 2-5, 2011, Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
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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!

Activities include:



ACTIVITY (subject to change)

 Friday, September 30  15:00 - 18:00 Student Volunteer Training
 Saturday, October 1   - 
 Sunday, October 2  15:00-21:00 Student Poster Set-up
Student Bowling Night
 Monday, October 3  08:00-17:00 Poster session
 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

 09:00-12:30 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!


We are also pleased to have REGAL (Regroupement Aluminium ) at COM 2011.

Poster Session will be held October 3 and 4th. See the below schedule for specific operational hours (hours subject to change):

Poster Instructions for All:

Every author should be aware of the following recommendations before preparing their posters:

Judging Criteria - Criteria will consist of:


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, .


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 . To view the Staff Manual click here!


Price : Free for Students (Space is limited)
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:

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