CrossTalk – Panel Discussions on Light Metals

Heavy conversations about light metals


CrossTalk – Heavy conversation about light metals is a series of panel discussions with experts in the industry providing technical and professional development advice revolving around light metals.

Overall Goal: Inform students about working in the light metals industry

  • Personal: What it takes to succeed (education, skills, gaps)
  • Sector: What career paths are available in light metals industry sectors (how large, what industries served, emerging sectors) Employment-related (what employers, jobs)
  • Technologies: What categories of technologies are used in the light metals industry (computer/automation/chemical/material)

Want to learn more about the inspiration behind CrossTalk, read this interview with the organizers.

CrossTalk #2

Theme: Digital tools for light metals development and process optimization

Date: January 26, 2022, at 1:30 PM EST.

In this discussion, you will hear from a range of software providers, developers and users from the light metals industry.  Learn about the skills and experiences that will help you thrive in this sector.

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CrossTalk #1

Theme: Working in Aluminum Casting

Date: September 22, 2021

Speakers: Corey Vian-Stellantis, Robert MacKay-Nemak Canada Corporation, and François Racine-AluQuébec

Learn more information and about the speakers here.

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This session is organized by the Emerging Professionals from the Metsoc Light Metals section.

  • Jessica Hiscocks, Kingston Process Metallurgy
  • Abdallah Elsayed, University of Guelph
  • Michael Benoit, The University of British Columbia

Special thanks to:

  • Sumanth Shankar, Light Metals Chair
  • Julie Lévesque, Past Light Metals Chair
  • Georges Houlachi, Membership Services Chair
Jessica Hiscocks

Jessica Hiscocks

Abdallah Elsayed

Abdallah Elsayed

Michael Benoit

Michael Benoit

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