Welcome to the webpage of the Canadian National Committee for Crystallography (CNCC)
The Canadian National Committee for Crystallography is one of a number of Canadian
National Committees (CNC's) whose functions are to represent Canada internationally within
relevant international engineering, scientific and humanitarian organisations.
A poster describing crystallography and the CNCC can be downloaded as a
Small screen quality PDF (0.2 Meg), a
Press quality PDF (1.2 Meg) or a
Zipped Power Point File (29 Meg)
As is near identical to the equivalent Committees
on Crystallography of other nations, the CNCC exists to:
The Canadian National Committee for Crystallography is currently a Category III
Adhering-Body to the IUCr, thus has three delegates and three votes at
IUCr general assembly business meetings (as stated within section 5.5 of
and By-Laws of the International Union of Crystallography).
The Committee's primary functions are:
- To advise, and receive advisings and directives from
the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on matters pertaining
to Canadian participation in the International Union
of Crystallography (IUCr).
- To inform crystallographers in Canada concerning the
activities of the IUCr.
- To nominate persons to represent the crystallographers in
Canada as delegates to the General Assemblies
of the IUCr.
- To provide information and guidance for such delegates
- To plan and sponsor scientific meetings in Canada as is consistent with the objectives of the
- To perform such other duties as are required of
committees of adhering countries under
the statutes of the IUCr.
- To take any other action directed toward the benefit and advancement of
the science of crystallography in Canada and throughout the world.
More detailed information is listed on the CNCC Raison d'être page.