Zoom Video Conferencing

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:00 – 13:00 PM


  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of the Minutes of 2019 Annual General Meeting
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
  5. Report of the President – J Kang
  6. Annual Financial Report – K. Sadayappan
  7. Approval of Budget
  8. New Business
  9. Adjournment


Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Attendees: Amjad Javaid, Jidong Kang, Kumar Sadayappan, Babak Shalchi Amirkhiz, Colin Scott, Irina Pushkareva, James Chen, Haiou Jin, Nick Senior, Xue Han, Bruce Williams, Xin Pang

Agenda Items


#1 Call to order

Jidong called the meeting to order at Noon. Including the executive 12 members attended the Zoom call meeting. Zoom account was provided by PIPSC

#2 Approval of the Agenda

Agenda was presented and accepted.

(Motion – James; Second - Amjad).

#3 Adoption of the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting

Copy of the minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting was sent previously to all invitees. The members reviewed the content and approved the minutes as presented.

 (Motion - Kumar; Second - Babak).

#4 Business Arising from the Minutes

Pay rise – Members are asked to confirm that their paychecks reflect the actual pay that is intended for them. Also confirm that their back pay was paid in full. They were reminded to check with My GCPAY website for recent as well past paychecks.

#5 Report of the President

Jidong presented ‘President Report’. This includes events conducted in 2019-2020, Stewarts council, his participation on CMAT committees on Return to Workplace and RES recruitment planning. 

#6 Annual Financial Report


Kumar reported the Annual Financial Report 2019- 2020. This includes all expenses of all Sub-group activities and the financial status of the Sub-group bank account. Members approved the report as submitted.

(Motion - Jidong, Second - Amjad).

# 7 Approval of Budget


Kumar also distributed the hard copies of Proposed Budget for the year 2019-2020 and discussed the details. After discussion, all attendees approved the plan, with three events.

(Motion - James, Second - All).

#8 New Business

Discussion of new recruitment – Participation on scientists in new policy, program discussion – have regular meetings on new proposals or program meetings. Plan for succession as more research focus on functional materials; CMAT is known to have expertise on structural materials; more discussion on joint ventures with NRC and Terra Canada initiative

Discussion and plan on arranging a monthly meeting of scientists to discuss common issues and emerging technical developments.

#9 Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 1:20 pm.

Motion - Babak         Second - Kumar


President’s Report for

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group

12-1pm, Wednesday, October 21, 2020

CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group currently has 25 members. Some of the key activities of the RE Sub-Group are as follows:

  • CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group Executive had three regular meetings after its May 29, 2019, AGM and two joint meetings with PIPSC Canmet Hamilton Branch Executives. The Minutes of these meetings were posted on PIPSC website under CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group.
  • CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group Executive organized two events: 1) Lunch and Learn on July 12, 2019, on new collective agreement; 2) Holiday Lunch on December 12, 2019. In addition, an award was approved by the Executive Committee for lunch for the Dr. Lo Memorial Table Tennis Tournament. The event was postponed due to COVID-19.
  • Jidong Kang attended Ontario Steward Council Annual Meeting held on September 20, 2019.
  • Jidong Kang joined the CMAT Return to Workplace Committee representing PIPSC local.
  • A local Management-Labour Committee was formed on scientist hiring and had three meetings as of August, 2020. Jidong Kang and Kumar Sadayappan joined the Committee as PIPSC Stewards. 

The CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group Executive Committee members thanked all for their support and look forward to your continued participation in our future activities.