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Membership Categories and Fees
Special Interest Groups (SIG)
How to Join the Society

Membership Categories and Fees

Member $110
Retired Member $55
Student Member (including post-doctoral fellows) $45
Emeritus Member* complimentary

* Retired Members who have previously received both the Award of Merit and Service Award

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Special Interest Groups

CORS encourages members with common interest in an area within or related to operational research to form a CORS Special Interest Group (SIG). A SIG provides a mechanism to promote CORS, the SIG area and the SIG members, as well as the opportunity for CORS members with common interests to interact and network. CORS will act as a facilitator to help achieve these goals.

A CORS SIG can be formed if a letter addressed to the CORS president, signed by at least 25 CORS members, is submitted to CORS Council detailing:

  • The SIG's main research interest(s).
  • The SIG’s name.
  • The 25 founding members.
  • The president of the SIG, and any other executive positions or administrative structure agreed upon among the SIG members.

And committing to:

  • Strive to keep membership at a minimum of 25 members.
  • Restrict membership to CORS members.
  • Organize a stream of talks at each CORS annual conference.
  • Meet at least once a year, preferably at the CORS annual conference.
  • Provide a report on the SIG’s activities during the preceding year, preferably through a newsletter submitted to the CORS Bulletin.

The CORS Council, upon determining that the SIG’s focus area is appropriate for a CORS SIG, approves the formation of the SIG. Electronic signatures, such as email messages, are acceptable.

CORS commits to:

  • Assist each CORS SIG by administering a dedicated listserv.
  • Provide a room for a SIG meeting at the CORS Annual Meeting.
  • Collect information about SIG membership when CORS members renew their membership information.
  • Publish SIG membership information in the CORS membership directory.
  • Promote SIG activities by providing information about SIGs and SIG-organized events on the CORS web site.

CORS will consider a SIG to be terminated if it fails to meet any one of the requirements outlined above for two consecutive years. The CORS president will send a termination letter to the SIG president.

SIGs formed so far include:

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How to Join the Society

If you wish to join the Society it may be done in the following ways:

  • Online: Simply complete the online application form found by clicking here.
  • Mailing your credit card information or a cheque payable to the Canadian Operational Research Society, along with the completed application form found by clicking here to the following address: CORS-SCRO, Box/C.P. 2225, Station D, Ottawa, ON CANADA K1P 5W4