2019 Awards Recipients

Introduction to MetSoc Awards Program

Awards Program for MetSocA fundamental responsibility of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM is to recognize and honour those members who have excelled through their outstanding achievements and contributions to metallurgy and related fields. By bestowing appropriate awards, the Society encourages high standards of endeavour and focuses the attention of peers and public alike on the accomplishments and careers of its most talented members.

2019 Award Recipients Recognition of Excellence

We would like to congratulate all of our MetSoc award recipients for their outstanding contributions to the profession and industry and setting the highest standards for the student and future members of our society.

MetSoc Airey Award, sponsored by XPS, Expert Process Solutions
Doug Boyd, Queen’s University (retired)

MetSoc Award for Research excellencesponsored by Rio Tinto
Hani Henein, Alberta University

Silver Medal
Boyd Davis, Kingston Process Metallurgy

MetSoc Innovation Award, sponsored by Hatch
Hot Cure Process by Barrick Technology

MetSoc Brimacombe Award
Hatem Zurob, McMaster University

MetSoc Environment Awardsponsored by Teck
Gillian Holcroft, glh Strategic

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Frank Cheng, University of Calgary

CIM Distinguished Lecturer
Nathan Stubina, Sherritt International

Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award
“Thermodynamic Consideration of Copper Matte Smelting Conditions with Respect to Minor Element Removal and Slag Valorization Options”
Authors: Eric Klaffenbach, Gerardo R. F. Alvear Flores, Muxing Guo, and Bart Blanpain. Published in Extraction 2018, B. Davis et al. (eds.), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series, pp 491-504.

Light Metals Best Paper Award
“Effect of Alternate Drawing on the Ductility of Drawn Wires for Aluminum Wire Harness” Authors: Chihiro Takuma, Kazunari Yoshida, Tokai University
Published in the proceedings of Materials Science & Technology 2018

MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship
Fei Wang, University of British-Colombia

MetSoc Master Scholarship
Farhad Rahimi, University of British-Columbia
Justin Plante, Université Laval

Outstanding MetSoc Student Chapter
McGill University

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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