CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics – Nomination Procedures

The nomination must be submitted using the CAP’s online nomination submission process. CAP members please login to Member Services and select “Medal Nomination” on the left. Nominators who are not members of the CAP please visit the non-CAP member login page.

Other than the nomination form and citation, supporting documentation must be submitted as Word or PDF files.

A complete application consists of:

  1. The nomination form, and a supporting letter from the nominator.
  2. A curriculum vitae of 5 pages maximum, including a list of awards and grants received to date, and other evidence of exceptional achievements in teaching. It should not contain routine information on service on school committees and other similar commitments, except as they relate to teaching.
  3. Five letters of support : one must be from a senior person (principal, dept. head), and at least one each must be from a peer or student. Two others who have a close familiarity with the candidate’s contributions to teaching should also be invited to submit a letter of support. Letters should particularly address how the candidate meets the criteria for this award listed on the medal description page.
  4. A citation of 300 words or less describing the nominee’s contributions, suitable for inclusion in a public announcement if the nominee is selected as the award recipient (submitted in plain text format using cut and paste into the online nomination form).
  5. Up to 5 supplementary documents which contain supporting evidence of how the nominee meets the criteria for the award (e.g. a certificate of a teaching award).
  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.

Nominations are valid for three (3) nomination cycles only.

The selection of the winner of the CAP Award for Excellence in High School/CEGEP Physics Teaching will be made by a committee struck by the CAP. The winner in each region will be presented with their award at their school.