MetSoc of CIM Announces 2013 Award Recipients - Metallurgy & Materials Professionals to be Recognized at Awards Gala of COM 2013 Conference

MONTREAL, July 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Metallurgy & Materials Society of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (MetSoc of CIM) will honour members for their outstanding achievements and contributions to metallurgy and related fields at the Awards Gala of the Annual Conference of Metallurgists 2013 taking place at Le Westin Montréal on October 28th at 19:00. "We look forward to presenting the awards to these deserving members of MetSoc at our Gala night. These awards show our community the accomplishments and careers of its most talented members," said Boyd Davis, MetSoc Awards Chair.

The awards will be presented to 10 individuals and organizations.

Airey Award 
Roderick Guthrie, McGill University

MetSoc Award for Research Excellence (Sponsored by Rio Tinto) 
Comondore (Ravi) Ravindran, Ryerson University

Silver Medal Award
Nathan Stubina, Barrick Gold Corporation

Brimacombe Award
Edouard Asselin, University of British Columbia

Xstrata Innovation Award  
Liquid Metal Cleanliness Analyzer system, McGill Metals Processing Centre, Rio Tinto Alcan and ABB

Teck  Environmental Award 
Zhenghe Xu, University of Alberta

Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award
Yeonuk Choi, Barrick Gold Corporation

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Alexander McLean, University of Toronto

MetSoc Master's Scholarship   
John Forster, Queen's University

MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship
Ehsan Mohammadi Zahrani, University of British Columbia

ABOUT MetSoc of CIM:
The Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc) of CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum) is an organization that serves 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. CIM has over 14,000 members convened from industry, academia and government. With 10 Technical Societies including MetSoc and over 30 Branches, our members help shape, lead and connect Canada's mineral industry, both within our borders and across the globe. For more information visit www.metsoc.org

For more information, contact Brigitte Farah, MetSoc Manager at (514) 939-2710 or bfarah@cim.org


SOURCE: CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY AND PETROLEUM (CIM)

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For more information, contact Brigitte Farah, MetSoc Manager at (514) 939-2710 or bfarah@cim.org