Headshot of CAP President, Shohini Ghose

President’s Message

Welcome to the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) new website. I trust that you find this website attractive and useful and that you can easily access the information you are looking for. The Canadian Association of Physicists promotes physics research, development, and education across Canada and aims to foster collaborative interactions between physicists in academia and industry, students and educators.[…] Read More.

Our Association

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.

The CAP represents more than 1,700 physicists working in academia, government and industry. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1945, we provide leadership to the Canadian physics community through:

  • celebrating Canadian physics achievements
  • informing members and the public of developments in the field
  • raising awareness of physics among future physicists
  • facilitating communication with the public and those making funding and policy decisions

Membership in the CAP supports your career, profession, and the ongoing advancement of Canadian physics. Join today or contact us for more information.

Our Vision

To unleash the full potential of physics and physicists for the benefit of Canada

Our Mission

  • to provide a forum for physicists to meet and discuss physics
  • to increase the visibility of Canadian Physics, and raise the profile of Canadian Physicists, in Canada and abroad
  • to provide a united voice for physicists on the national scene and to speak out on science policy and funding issues
  • to raise public awareness to the significance of physics for the well-being of our country
  • to encourage young Canadians, both men and women, to study physics