The Metallurgy and Materials Society Metallurgists have been active in CIM from its inception in 1898. In 1945, the Metallurgy Division was formed to reflect the group's technical interests. Constituted as a Society in 1967, the Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) is one of the four societies and five divisions making up the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. In October of 2010, the Society adopted their new name The Metallurgy and Materials Society.
The Society is composed of nine technical sections, representing the technical diversity of the metals, minerals and materials community, and of six standing committees dedicated to the various member services of the Society. Each section and committee establishes a yearly program of activities in response to its member's interests.