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.