Vision and Mission

MetSoc of CIM

Vision & Mission Statement of MetSoc of CCIM

About MetSoc

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.
Over the years it 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.
MetSoc consists of six technical sections which lead the organization of programming at 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, and Business Development. 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. Student chapters are in place at a number of Canadian universities and the Society is 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.


To be a vibrant, diverse community of materials and metallurgy professionals leading in environmental stewardship, value creation, and social responsibility.


The purpose of MetSoc is to serve our members, society and others involved in the research, development and application of the science and technologies for the environmentally responsible extraction, fabrication, utilization and recycling of metals and materials. We will achieve this by:

  • Promoting student membership and participation
  • Recognizing excellence and outstanding achievements
  • Organizing world-class conferences that attract leaders in the field
  • Advancing and promoting the metallurgical and materials professions in Canada
  • Disseminating knowledge
  • Producing timely quality publications
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Being the world’s expert source for technical knowledge and best practices
  • Providing professional membership services
  • Collaborating with international partners
  • Building a vibrant and diverse organization

Updated by MetSoc BOD- minutes 23 August 2015

Vision Statement -Motion approved MetSoc BOD- minutes November 2019 




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