The Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, with acronym CNC-IUTAM, was set up by the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. It has been in existence for more than 40 years. The management of CNC-IUTAM has been given by NRC to the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NRC and CSME, dated July 27th, 2016. Annex A of the MOU outlines the terms of reference of CNC-IUTAM. This Committee, in coordination with CSME, provides support to NRC for Canada's participation in the IUTAM. The Annex A is reproduced here in Word format, with slight editing, at the end of this document. The MOU and the Annex in original are attached as a separate PDF file.
The Committee operates largely as an autonomous (self-governing) body, and as such it has a Chair, an Executive Secretary, and a Treasurer (to be selected). Presently there are twelve members in the Committee. The work of the members consists mainly of reviewing and evaluating the proposed IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools, once every two years. A review of the Canadian papers submitted to ICTAM is required, once every four years.
The CNC-IUTAM in partnership with NRC hosted a very successful International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics during August 21-26, 2016 (CTAM-2016) in Montreal. This IUTAM Congress had a record-breaking attendance of about 2,200 registered participants, including about 250 from Canada. The major credit for this achievement goes to Professor Maciej Floryan, a GA member of the CNC-IUTAM, who conceived and executed it, and was the President of the Congress. He has brought honour and glory to Canada. The Committee is proud of him.