Canadian National IUPAP Liaison Committee

About Us:

The Canadian National IUPAP Liaison Committee (CNILC) is the Canadian national committee that acts as the liaison with the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The CNILC is chaired by the CAP’s Director of International Affairs and includes the CNILC Secretary, an observer from the international adhering body to IUPAP (NRC), and five CAP members representing various subdisciplines of physics. Canadian IUPAP Commission members are ex-officio members of the CNILC. CAP representatives are appointed for a period of three years, with one or two members being replaced each year.

Our Mandate:

  • Assist in the worldwide development of physics, foster international cooperation in physics, and to help in the application of physics towards solving problems of concern to humanity.
  • Sponsor 20 to 30 international conferences and awards grants yearly
  • Solicit nominations for the IUPAP Young Scientists Prizes.

CNILC News and Resources



  • Rituparna  Kanungo  (Chair)
  • Jens Dilling (Past Chair)
  • Andy Sachrajda (Secretary)
  • Pierre-Olivier Bedard (Observer)

Members representing the CAP:

  • André Staudté, General Physics (2017-2020)
  • Michael Steinitz, Condensed Matter, Statistical and Mesoscopic Physics (2016-2019)
  • Manu Paranjape, Theoretical & Mathematical Physics (2017-2020)
  • Zisis Papandreou, Subatomic Physics and Astrophysics (2015-2018)
  • Maikel Rheinstadter, Medical and Biological Physics, (2016- 2019)
  • Shohini Ghose, Education and Development, (2015-2018)

Working Group Members (2018 -2020) – ex officio CNILC Members

  • Dr. Willem T.H. van Oers,  Secretary IUPAP Working Group 9

Commission Members (2018 -2020) – ex officio CNILC Members

  • Ania Kwiatkowski , Commission on Symbols, Units, Nomenclature, Atomic Masses and Fundamental Constants
  • Andy Sachrajda, Commission on Semiconductors
  • Can-Ming Hu, Commission on Magnetism
  • Graeme Luke, Commission on Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter
  • Brigitte Vachon, Commission on Particles and Fields
  • Iris Dillman, Commission on Nuclear Physics
  • Michael Steinitz, Commission on Physics for Development
  • Tetyana Antimirova, Commission on Physics Education
  • Robert Fedosejevs, Commission on Plasma Physics
  • Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Commission on Laser Physics and Photonics – CHAIR
  • Manu Paranjape, Commission on Mathematical Physics

Nominating CNILC Members:

Nominations are invited each year to replace those CAP representatives whose term is ending during the upcoming year. Nominees should represent the same subdiscipline of physics as the representative whose term is ending.

Formal letters of nomination that include the nominee’s curriculum vitae and a brief description of the nominee’s involvement in international activities, should be sent to the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Physicists, 555 King Edward Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 7N5,, by November 30th.