Annual conference of the Canadian Association of Physicists

This annual conference, organized by the Department of Physics, is held during the winter session and includes topics for undergraduate physics students. Following the one-hour conference, the speaker makes herself/himself available the rest of the day to answer questions.


The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is the voice of physics in Canada. It is dedicated to showcasing achievements in Canadian physics and undertakes scientific, educational, public policy and communications initiatives that enhance the vitality of physics and physicists in Canada.

The CAP represents more than 1,700 physicists working in the academic, government and industrial sectors. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1945, it provides leadership to the Canadian physics community by:

  • promoting the achievements of Canadian physics
  • informing its members and the public of developments in the field
  • raising awareness of physics among future physicists
  • facilitating communication with the public and funding and policy makers.

CAP Membership supports your career and profession as well as constant advancement of Canadian physics.

The CAP’s vision

Harness the full power of physics and physicists for Canada’s benefit

The objectives of the Association

  • to provide a forum for physicists to meet and discuss physics
  • increase the visibility of Canadian physics and raise the profile of Canadian physicists, both at home and abroad
  • to speak with a single voice for physicists on the national stage and to be heard on science policy and funding issues

to raise public awareness of the importance of physics

Learn more about the CAP

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