The Canadian Association of Physicists L'Association canadienne des physiciens et physiciennes The 2012 CAP Undergraduate Lecture Tour • Celebrating and promoting: • Current developments in physics • Physics research and education in Canada • the CAP ! www.cap.ca
WITH THANKS TO: All individual CAP members, member departments, CAP Corporate Members, as well as the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences who contribute to the Educational Trust Fund which supports this tour.
What is the Canadian Association of Physicists? • A national network of 1600 member physicists working in Canadian educational, industrial, and research settings; • A strong and effective advocacy group for support of, and excellence in, physics research and education; • A sponsor and supporter of physics events • and activities in Canada, including: • - CAP annual congress • - Our journal: Physics in Canada • - Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference • - Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. • CAP represents the voice of Canadian physicists to government, • granting agencies, and international societies.
Careers in Physics website : Student Memberships CAP offers free memberships to undergraduate physics students* Physics graduate students* are offered one year’s free full membership and reduced fees in first four years after graduation. Student presenters receive prizes from CAP President H. van Driel at 2011 Congress Join CAP online today: www.cap.ca * (in Canada)
The ETF supports many activities to encourage physics students, e.g.: • annual CAP Lecture Tour • CAP High School Prize Examination • Lloyd G. Elliot University Prize Examination • Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference • Canada-Wide Science Fair • Canadian Physics Olympiad • Stoicheff Memorial Graduate Scholarship (new in 2012) Student Activities and Opportunities The CAP's Educational Trust Fund (ETF) is a charitable fund which supports the many activities undertaken by the CAP in support of physics education and student activities. The fund derives its income from individual or corporate donations.
Nominate your favourite high school physics teacher for a teaching award! Submit nominations by February 13, 2012
Professional Certification The Canadian Association of Physicists offers a professional certification program, currently with over 250 members. Undergraduate students in 3rd* and 4th year physics (or closely related programs) and graduate students are encouraged to write the Professional Certification exam, which is one of the requirements of the program. The Professional Certification exam is offered in late January in physics departments across the country. for more information visit : www.cap.ca * 3rd year students write the exam for experience/practice only phys. P.Phys.
The 2012 CAP Undergraduate Lecture Tour Special thanks to our National and Regional Coordinators, the CAP Office, volunteer fund raisers, our sponsors, CAP member/host physics departments, our outstanding CAP volunteer speakers, Canadian physics student societies and YOU – our audience ! We hope you enjoy this event !