Students & Educators

Students & Educators

This web page gives a brief overview of CAP's activities in support of physics students and physics education, with links to other pages on the CAP web site for more information. 

Students and physics teachers are eligible for special categories of membership at significantly reduced or zero annual fees. Activities of special interest include CAP prize examinations at the high school and university levels, medals and awards for excellence in teaching, support of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, and a nation-wide undergraduate lecture tour.  In 2012, the CAP became a member of the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS), giving students access to a wider range of activities and competitions.

A High School Teachers’ Workshop is offered at the CAP annual congress; teachers are especially encouraged to join the CAP’s Division of Physics Education and to take note of the “Physics Education Corner” section of the CAP’s journal, Physics in Canada.

Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the annual CAP congress and to compete for divisional and national prizes for both oral and poster presentations; CAP also supports the biennial Canada-America-Mexico graduate student physics conference, we offer a professional certification program and a web page outlining physics career opportunities and job postings in Canada.  In 2012, the CAP partnered with the Optical Society of America Foundation (OSAF) to offer a biennial Graduate Student Scholarship in honour of former CAP President, Boris Stoicheff.

Many of these important activities are supported by donations to the CAP’s tax exempt CAP Foundation, with additional support via targeted fund raising activities undertaken by the CAP for special projects.    We welcome your participation!