Each year the CAP recognizes excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service in physics within Canada, as listed below. We offer awards to established researchers, enterprising students, promising scientists, and exceptional teachers. Click the links below or to the left to find out more about our various awards and prizes!
Visit individual medal pages to view information regarding descriptions, criteria, and deadlines.
Call for nominations for 2021 CAP Medals will be issued following a review and enhancement of documentation
In June 2019, the Board approved a new strategic plan for the CAP which included the following mission statement: to advocate, communicate and celebrate the role, value and contributions of Canadian physics.
We strive to ensure that our medals and awards celebrate our stated values:
• Excellence and Professionalism
• Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
• Collegiality and Mentorship
It is clear to the CAP Board that, historically, the slate of nominations for our medals and awards has not generally reflected the diversity of the membership of our community and thus members of underrepresented groups deserving of recognition have been overlooked.
We pledge to do better and are starting by undertaking a complete review of our award nomination and selection guidelines and procedures in advance of the call for 2021 medal and award candidates.
We hope that our membership will help us by putting forward nominations in future years that reflect the diverse excellence of our physics community.
|CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics (awarded on even years)||CAP Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics (awarded on odd years)|
|CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics (awarded on odd years)|
|CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High-school/CEGEP Physics (5 regional prizes awarded annually)||CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics (awarded annually)|
|High-school/CEGEP Prize Examination (annual competition)||Canada-Wide Science Fair (annual competition)|
|Art of Physics (annual competition)|