Canadian Association of Physicists

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

Representing more than 1700 physicists and physicists-in-training in academia. government and industry, the CAP is the community hub for physics knowledge, networking, and development.

The CAP provides a range of resources for university students to assist them in identifying an undergraduate or graduate program, support their studies and research, and navigate the job market once they’ve received their degrees.

A full listing of these resources is available on the CAP website at  Undergraduate-related programming and prize competitions are supported, in whole or in part, through donations to the CAP’s charitable arm, the CAP Foundation, with additional support received via targeted fund raising activities undertaken by the CAP for special projects.

Undergraduate students are encouraged to join the community of professional physicists early in their academic training.  There is no fee to join the CAP as an undergraduate student affiliate, nor to maintain your profile with the CAP throughout your undergraduate studies.   If you are transitioning onto graduate studies, graduate students enjoy their first year as a graduate student member for free and then can renew at significantly reduced rates to continue to receive the suite of full membership benefits. 

The CAP is pleased to partner with Carleton University undergraduate students on the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference and looks forward to working on your behalf today as a student, and in the future as a member of the professional physics community.

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