CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Significant Service to Canadian Physics – Nomination Procedures

The nomination must be submitted using the CAP’s online nomination submission process. CAP members can submit nominations by logging in to member services from or and selecting “Medal/Scholarship System” under the heading CAP Services. Non-CAP COMP members who wish to submit a nomination should select the access page for non-member nominations.

Supporting documents must be submitted as PDF files.

A complete application consists of:

  1. The nomination form, and a supporting letter from the nominator describing and commenting on the evidence.
  2. A short summary (one page or less) containing the nominator’s own assessment of the candidate’s contribution to Canadian physics which support the intent of the medal, i.e. to recognize service to the physics community by strengthening the Canadian physics community, by enhancing the profession of physical scientists, by effectively communicating physics to the non-scientific community, or by making physics more attractive as a career.
  3. A curriculum vitae for the nominee of 5 pages maximum, which highlights the working career of the nominee, including any service awards. The c.v. should not include a list of research publications.
  4. Three testimonial letters from those who have observed significant commitment to service to the Canadian physics community by the nominee.
  5. A citation of 300 words or less suitable for publication if the nominee is selected as the medal recipient, starting with a paragraph of 25-50 words explaining the reason why the candidate was selected which can be used in the CAP’s announcement of winners. NOTE: The citation must be submitted in plain text format using cut and paste into the online nomination form.
  6. A photograph of the nominee (this can be a low resolution photograph, which may be retrievable from the nominee’s worksite. Nominee will be asked for a high resolution photo if selected as medal recipient). Please note that this is not required in order to complete the file, but will speed up the release of the medal winner announcements. If provided, the photograph will NOT be included in the nomination package sent to the medal selection committee for review.

Nominations are valid for three (3) nomination cycles only, which occur every second year (on even years).

The selection of the winner of CAP-COMP medal will be made by a committee struck by the CAP and COMP.

The CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal will be presented by the President of the CAP at the CAP Annual Banquet held as part of their annual Congress.