Courses & Workshops

These activities are supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, under the MSI Program and by the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Ontario.

We don’t provide certificates of attendance/completion of virtual content, the registration is designed to help us control the link and keep track of our outreach.

2021 MSC·SMC Symposium

The 2021 MSC·SMC Symposium will be held virtually June 2nd-4th, 2021. The goal of the 2021 MSC-SMC Symposium is to bring together junior and senior researchers working in the field of imaging in Canada and abroad, to develop a strong network between imaging researchers in Canada, and to learn about exciting new research.

  • Expect over 200 participants from across Canada and the US
  • Canada Microscopy event of the year
  • Opportunity to meet online decision makers like principal investigators and core facility directors
  • Impact the next generation of microscopists, as we expect 40% of the audience to be students and trainees

Date: June 2 – 4, 2021
Location: Online
Registration here

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CCEM Lecture Series on Electron and Ion Microscopy

A 5-DAY LECTURE SERIES for users with experience in ion and electron microscopy, on the fundamentals  of focused ion beam (FIB), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), 3D FIB characterization,  correlative workflows, electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), transmission kikuchi diffraction (TKD), environmental SEM (ESEM), and atom probe tomography (APT). The aim is to provide attendees with a broad range of lectures from experts in FIB and SEM from around the world. The lecture series is based on the CCEM Summer School on Advanced Microscopy with content tailored to an online forum and for a mix of intermediate to advanced users.

Date: June 7 – 11, 2021
Location: Online
Register here (select each day you wish to attend)

Future Directions of Soft Materials

A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP, jointly hosted by Brockhouse Institute of Materials Research (BIMR, Dr. Alex Adronov), and Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM, Dr. Nabil Bassim), highlighting research on soft materials. This is workshop will be a platform for researchers to learn about various soft material applications and characterization, as presented by McMaster researchers and keynote speaker, Molly Shoichet (2020 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering). The focus of the workshop is to highlight soft material research conducted at McMaster University with the overall goal of promoting collaboration amongst researchers.

Date: June 21 – 22, 2021
Location: Online
Register here

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS for poster presentations by May 31, 2021 to Follow template here.

CCEM Webinar Series

The CCEM will be hosting a series of webinars on the basic theory of instruments available in the Centre. The schedule of events are listed below and registration is required to access the webinar. Access the registration page by clicking the “register” button at the bottom of the linked page.

Date/11 AM (Eastern)

May 28, 2021

June 25, 2021

July 23, 2021


August 27, 2021


Introduction to Low-Loss EELS

Strain Characterization Methods at CCEM

In-situ SEM Tensile Testing Methodologies for Digital Image Correlation

Recent updates of CCEM’s governance, management and services and envisioning the future

We don’t provide certificates of attendance/completion of webinars because we can not prove that you have attended the course. All of the CCEM virtual content is free and the registration is designed to help us control the link and keep track of our outreach.