2023 Call for Nominations Announcement

The call for 2023 nominations was issued December 23, 2022. Click here for the complete list and links to the nomination guidelines and submission system. The deadline for submissions of nominations for 2023 medals is February 28th, HS Teacher awards and graduate scholarships are March 15th.

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 have started by undertaking a complete review of our award nomination and selection guidelines and procedures. Several recommendations proposed in the report were processed in time for implementation as part of the call for 2022 medal and award candidates.  The remainder are still being processed and will be put into effect for the subsequent award cycles as they are finalized.

We hope that our membership will help us by putting forward nominations in 2023 and future years that reflect the diverse excellence of our physics community.