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The history of the Canadian Materials Science Conference properly begins in 1951 when the late T.S. Hutchison, a professor of solid state physics at the Royal Military College, and colleagues in Kingston, the University of Toronto, and the National Research Council began to hold annual meetings at RMC each summer. This quickly became known as the Canadian Metal Physics Conference with the self proclaimed mission of fostering the development in Canada of a then modest research activity in physical metallurgy. The continuing success of the conference, made possible in part by the organizational effort of Wendy Jackson, attracted the interest of metallurgists engaged in chemical processing.In 1976, under the leadership of Professor J.M. Toguri, of the University of Toronto, a metal chemistry component was added to the conference. In 1987, after an incredible 37 continuous years of Conference stewardship Professor Hutchison passed his role to Professor W.T. Thompson. Shortly thereafter, to acknowledge changes which had taken place in the mission of most universities with metallurgical programs, the name of the Conference was changed to the Canadian Materials Science Conference. In 1995, the Metallurgical Society of the CIM was invited to be the sponsor. In the past year, the linkage with that Society has further developed as a result of the relocation of the Editorial Office of the Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly to Kingston. The component of the conference organization formerly undertaken by the Metallurgical Society in Montreal has been moved in its entirety to Kingston, with Michelle Knapp in the secretarial role.

Conference Chairmen

Chairman
Vice-Chairman
Year
U. Erb R. Harris
1989
R. Drew J. Byerly
1990
J.D. Boyd T. Utigard
1991
D.S. Wilkinson A. Petric
1992
W.A. Miller W.F. Caley
1993
W.F. Caley H.W. King
1994
H.W. King S. McIntyre
1995
S. McIntyre G. Demopoulos
1996
G. Demopoulos G. Palumbo
1997
G. Palumbo D.D. Perovic
1988

The Canadian Metal Physics Medal

The Canadian Metal Physics Medal was conceived by Professor T.S. Hutchison of the Royal Military College of Canada to recognize achievements in fundamental physics of importance to the understanding of metals as materials. At the time of its first award to Z.S. Basinski in 1977, the advancement of dislocation theory was the very essence of the kind of achievement the award was intended to recognize. Although the Medal since that time has been awarded for excellence in a much broader range of research achievement including even advancement in non metallics, the dislocation motif on the medal has been retained.

Name
Affiliation
Date
Z.S. Basinski NRC
1977 (first year of award)
T.S. Hutchison RMC
1978
W.P. Pearson Waterloo
1979
J.S. Kirkaldy McMaster
1980
J. Carbotte McMaster
1981
C.M. Mitchell UBC
1982
J.J. Jonas McGill
1983
D. Embury
McMaster
1984
L. Howe
AECL
1985
M. Duesbury AECL
1986
R. Smith
Queen's
1987
G.C. Weatherly McMaster
1988
K. Aust Toronto
1989
G.R. Purdy McMaster
1990
F. Weinberg UBC
1991
K. Tangri
Manitoba
1992
S.R. MacEwen Alcan
1993
U. MartiusFranklin
Toronto
1994
S. Saimoto Queen's
1995
G.J.C. Carpenter
CANMET
1996
H.W. King Victoria
1997
J.W. Rutter Toronto
1998

The Canadian Metal Chemistry Award

The Canadian Metal Chemistry Award was conceived by Professor H. Hancock of the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1988 to recognize outstanding contributions to metallurgical chemistry as epitomized by the inaugural winner, Professor L.M. Pidgeon of the University of Toronto. Since the time of its inception the award has included recipients from universities, industry and government laboratories engaged in research activities ranging from hydrometallurgy, molten salt chemistry, corrosion and fundamental physical chemistry bearing upon smelting and refining processes.

Name
Affiliation
Year
L.M. Pidgeon Toronto
1988
A.D. Pelton Ecole Polytechnique
1989
J.M. Toguri Toronto
1990
W.W. Smeltzer McMaster
1991
E.W. Dewing Alcan
1992
E. Peters UBC
1993
J.E. Dutrizak CANMET
1994
A. McLean Toronto
1995
C.B. Alcock Toronto
1996
W.T. Thompson RMC
1997
N.S. McIntyre Western
1998


The MacDonald Memorial Lecture remembers the achievements of David Keith Chalmers MacDonald born in Glasgow on the 24th of July 1920. From an early age, he showed great ability in mathematics and physics and graduated from Edinburgh University with first class honours. During the second World War, owing to deficient eyesight, he served at the Military College of Science at Bury where his remarkable talents for original research combining experimental and theoretical aspects became apparent.
In 1951, the year of the first Canadian Metal Physics Conference (the direct predecessor of the Canadian Materials Science Conference), MacDonald came to Canada. He and others associated with the National Research Council soon became prominent and regular attendees at this annual conference. It was at the National Research Council that MacDonald turned to an intense interest in the solid state at extremely low temperature. There he produced many papers of the highest quality.

In 1957, MacDonald was diagnosed as having a rare neurological ailment which would lead to gradual debilitation of his limbs and eventual death. The reaction was typical of the man.. increase the pace of activity to make the most of the time remaining. During this difficult period, the NRC, under Dr. Steacie, assisted him by providing special nursing and transportation services.

Keith MacDonald died in 1963. Election to the Royal Society at a relatively young age, the award of the Gold Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists, an honorary Professorship at the University of Ottawa, five books and the high regard in which he was held by his colleagues, gave MacDonald that sense of achievement which is usually attained only at a more advanced age. He died a stricken but not unhappy man. It is no exaggeration to say that his contributions to metal physics in Canada set a standard that is yet to be surpassed.

The D.K.C. MacDonald Memorial Lecture commenced as a prominent feature of the conference in 1964.

Text prepared with the assistance of T.S. Hutchison, friend of Keith MacDonald and founder of the Canadian Metal Physics Conference

Distinguished Lecturers

 

Year

 

W.G. Pfann
1964
G.M. Pound
1965
T.J. Rowland
1966
J.W. Cahn
1967
W.S. Boyle
1968
Z.S. Basinski
1969
J.W. Christian
1970
J.D. Livingstone
1971
J.A. Davies
1972
J.S. Dugdale
1973
T.S. Hutchison
1974
A.R. Mackintosh
1975
T.B. Massalski
1976
W. Schilling 1977
J.P. HirthJ.M. Toguri 1999
1978
P.C. Clapp
1979
M. Brown
1980
W.B. Pearson
1981
J.W. Mayer
1982
M. Brown
1983
K. Tangri
1984
A.S. Argonne
1985
J.L. Smith
1986
J.W. Steeds
1987
J.D. Embury
1988
A. Seeger
1989
W.C. Weingard
1990
M.H. Loretto
1991
A. Howie
1992
C.J. Humphreys
1993
J.K. Brimacombe
1994
J.K. White
1995
R.W. Siegel
1996
J.W. Evans 1997
J.W. Cahn 1998

Student Awards

Awards for best presentations by students, involving a plaque and a modest sum of money have been made available through the generous donations of several organizations over the years. These include: Ortech International, Lakefield Research, and the Canadian Committee on the Strength and Fracture of Materials. Since 1996, the award for best presentation in Materials Physics has been named in honour of T.S. Hutchison, with Maria Lynne Turi as the inaugural winner.

Name
Affiliation
Year

B.R. Davis
D. Muscat
M.P. Burtron-Guillen

Queen's McGill McGill

1990

F. Benquerel
Z. He
P.Clarke
S.W. Barker
McGill Manitoba Queen's McMaster
1991
R. Shonewille
W. Poole
W. Chang
Toronto McMaster Western
1992
H. Liao
W. Chang
D. Emadi
Toronto Western McGill
1993
M. Trovant
D.G. Goski
P.H. Boldt
A.H. Clarke
Toronto TUNS McMaster Western
1994
D.P. Bishop
P. Wanjara
M. Lukacs
A.H. Clarke
TUNS McGill Queen's Western
1995
J.R. Kish
K.T. Conlon
M.L. Turi
B.X. Cheng
McMaster McMaster Queen's Western
1996
S. Omelon
G. Taraschi
S. Ferenczy
T.C. Nguyen
McGill McGill Toronto Waterloo
1997
K. Jaansalu
C.A. Leon
K. Boyle
RMC McGill McMaster
1998

 

 

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