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:: The Alcan Award


The Alcan Award was established by the Aluminum Company of Canada Limited for "a highly significant contribution to the field of metallurgy".


The Alcan Award is the premier award for Metallurgical Contribution by an academic or research scientist in any Canadian research laboratory or Canadian University. The award recognizes a lifetime contribution in teaching and in research or outstanding individual work resulting in a significant breakthrough in metallurgical development.

Conditions of Award

  • The Alcan Award shall be made from time to time as circumstances warrant in recognition of highly significant contributions to the advancement of metallurgy in Canada.
  • No more than one award may be made in any one year.
  • Recipients must be MetSoc members (5 years minimum) and:
    a. Canadian Citizens resident anywhere, or
    b. Canadian residents of any Nationality
    provided the contribution is to the benefit of Canada.
  • The adjudication of the award shall be made by the Awards Committee of the Metallurgical Society of CIM, chaired by the incoming Second Vice-President of the Society.
  • All nominations for the award shall be made by not fewer than five (5) Members of the Institute, and shall be forwarded to the Chairman of the Awards Committee of the Metallurgical Society not later than February 1st of each year. Each nomination is to be accompanied by a statement giving clearly the reasons which, in the opinion of the nominators, make their nominee a suitable candidate for this award.
  • The Awards Committee recommendation is presented to the Spring MetSoc Board Meeting for approval. After Board approval, the Awards Committee of the Society will advise the recipient of the award.
  • The award, including the testimonial, should be presented at one of the official functions of the Conference of Metallurgists.

A nomination stands for three (3) years.





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