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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 Eldon Gunn Service Award


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:


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